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Matchup Reports

Friday at 7:10 PM
KANSAS CITY (72-74) AT CLEVELAND (91-56) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
921: KANSAS CITY
922: CLEVELAND
8.5
-205
72-74
91-56
70-71-5
55-85-7
4.4 / 4.9
5.1 / 3.5
(L) J VARGAS
(R) T BAUER
15-10
16-8
4.15
4.35
1.33
1.39
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Mostly Cloudy   Temperature: 49.0 °
Humidity: 55   Wind: North at 8.1 MPH (7 KT)
 
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Line
TeamPitcherEstimateEdge
KANSAS CITYVARGAS +169 
CLEVELANDBAUER-169 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
KANSAS CITY team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games72-74+3.4259-227+31.71530-1884-97.270-71229-2291609-1638
when the total is 9 to 9.534-35+0.456-57+0.4538-746-91.331-3553-52603-603
as a road underdog of +175 to +2501-8-6.21-13-11.2133-244+24.34-45-8171-183
in road games33-38+0.8115-126+0.8723-985-1.836-30113-111773-846
on the road when the total is 9 to 9.515-16+0.929-27+5.2258-348+18.712-1625-25266-298
in September games7-7-0.630-39-17.6250-301-19.58-644-24288-239
when playing on Friday12-11+2.540-40+0.7233-312-35.68-1432-44258-261
against division opponents31-36-4.4121-98+18.4671-776-16.735-29108-99702-680
in night games46-53-4.4177-169+1.41041-1291-92.245-52162-1651074-1145
against right-handed starters56-54+5.7187-157+29.21107-1318-24.852-53159-1631160-1142
after a loss34-38-0.7112-110+2.5813-1048-65.434-35106-106859-902
when playing against a team with a winning record37-33+10.6122-114+16.9752-1005-5.131-3895-129804-870
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season11-16-2.954-57+1.4375-513+3.213-1348-57400-445

CLEVELAND team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games91-56+3.4276-208+5.91783-1666-72.755-85217-2461601-1695
when the total is 9 to 9.542-15+17.462-51-7.2597-585-25.423-3347-60533-584
as a home favorite of -175 to -25011-11-11.340-23-5.1203-118-30.17-1429-31148-160
in home games43-29-8.3140-101-11940-782-68.928-42125-110806-856
at home when the total is 9 to 9.525-9+7.835-24-3.2318-259-6.212-2128-29254-300
in September games15-0+1545-24+14307-255+26.95-1035-33268-270
when playing on Friday14-9+0.552-25+19.8293-247+16.28-1334-39258-262
against division opponents44-23+4.9125-92-2.7767-683-39.123-41104-103711-683
in night games59-39-0.9188-134+12.51222-1109-12.136-57146-1631089-1138
against left-handed starters33-23-0.691-75-3.4517-520-42.519-3566-94466-524
after a win62-30+14.6160-115+9.3942-838-43.931-54115-143807-895
after 3 or more consecutive wins32-8+20.870-28+37.8284-217+26.414-2137-54233-242
when playing against a team with a losing record44-28-4.4120-88-11875-675-17.929-3996-102717-767
when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season25-9+7.866-42+1.6471-332+24.916-1755-48362-406
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
KANSAS CITY - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/1/2017HAMMEL(R)@ MINNESOTAGEE(R)7-6W-1059.5 unO1261970
9/2/2017GARCIA(L)@ MINNESOTAGIBSON(R)0-17L14010 ovO7601450
9/3/2017KENNEDY(R)@ MINNESOTASANTANA(R)5-4W1659.5 ovU953560
9/4/2017JUNIS(R)@ DETROITLEWICKI(R)7-6W-1559.5 ovO169212100
9/5/2017VARGAS(L)@ DETROITSANCHEZ(R)2-13L-1159.5 unO5701561
9/6/2017HAMMEL(R)@ DETROITBOYD(L)13-2W-1309 ovO187110110
9/7/2017GAVIGLIO(R)MINNESOTAGIBSON(R)2-4L+1009.5 unU94010100
9/8/2017KENNEDY(R)MINNESOTASANTANA(R)5-8L+1209 ovO9311080
9/9/2017JUNIS(R)MINNESOTABERRIOS(R)5-2W-1109 evU1170980
9/10/2017VARGAS(L)MINNESOTACOLON(R)11-3W-13510 evO1761870
9/11/2017HAMMEL(R)CHI WHITE SOXLOPEZ(R)3-11L-1709 ovO96117110
9/12/2017GAVIGLIO(R)CHI WHITE SOXCOVEY(R)4-3W-18510 ovU43013100
9/13/2017SKOGLUND(L)CHI WHITE SOXGIOLITO(R)3-5L-14510 ovU81001091
9/14/2017JUNIS(R)@ CLEVELANDTOMLIN(R)2-3L1759 ovU95012110
9/15/2017VARGAS(L)@ CLEVELANDBAUER(R) 
9/16/2017HAMMEL(R)@ CLEVELANDCARRASCO(R) 
9/17/2017GAVIGLIO(R)@ CLEVELANDKLUBER(R) 
9/19/2017KENNEDY(R)@ TORONTOSTROMAN(R) 
9/20/2017JUNIS(R)@ TORONTOANDERSON(L) 
9/21/2017 @ TORONTO  
9/22/2017 @ CHI WHITE SOX  

CLEVELAND - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/1/2017CARRASCO(R)@ DETROITBOYD(L)3-2W-2308.5 unU118012100
9/1/2017CLEVINGER(R)@ DETROITFARMER(R)10-0W-1609 unO1590770
9/2/2017KLUBER(R)@ DETROITZIMMERMANN(R)5-2W-3108 unU141101180
9/3/2017TOMLIN(R)@ DETROITBELL(L)11-1W-1909.5 ovO16140840
9/4/2017BAUER(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXSHIELDS(R)5-3W-23010 unU1060660
9/5/2017SALAZAR(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXHOLMBERG(L)9-4W-2809 ovO109210110
9/6/2017CARRASCO(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXLOPEZ(R)5-1W-2608 ovU8110302
9/7/2017KLUBER(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXPELFREY(R)11-2W-3007.5 ovO1690321
9/8/2017CLEVINGER(R)BALTIMOREMILEY(L)5-0W-1559 unU760460
9/9/2017TOMLIN(R)BALTIMOREYNOA(R)4-2W-1709.5 evU970530
9/10/2017BAUER(R)BALTIMOREHELLICKSON(R)3-2W-1909.5 unU540731
9/11/2017CARRASCO(R)DETROITJAYE(R)11-0W-3508.5 evO11909102
9/12/2017KLUBER(R)DETROITBOYD(L)2-0W-3908 unU9100530
9/13/2017CLEVINGER(R)DETROITFARMER(R)5-3W-2959.5 ovU742770
9/14/2017TOMLIN(R)KANSAS CITYJUNIS(R)3-2W-1859 ovU12110950
9/15/2017BAUER(R)KANSAS CITYVARGAS(L) 
9/16/2017CARRASCO(R)KANSAS CITYHAMMEL(R) 
9/17/2017KLUBER(R)KANSAS CITYGAVIGLIO(R) 
9/19/2017CLEVINGER(R)@ LA ANGELSSKAGGS(L) 
9/20/2017TOMLIN(R)@ LA ANGELSNOLASCO(R) 
9/21/2017 @ LA ANGELS  
9/22/2017 @ SEATTLE  
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
KANSAS CITY - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games72-74+3.470-714.40.2600.3090.4130.7214.90.2660.3280.4250.753
Road Games33-38+0.836-304.50.2560.3030.4080.7115.10.2730.3390.4390.778
vs Right-handed Starters56-54+5.752-534.30.2600.3090.4160.7254.90.2680.3310.4270.757
Past 7 Games3-4-2.23-44.70.2860.3370.4440.7825.00.3100.3690.4750.844
Grass Games69-73+0.567-704.30.2590.3080.4130.7214.90.2660.3280.4230.751
Night Games46-53-4.445-524.10.2560.3010.4020.7035.00.2650.3260.4260.751
Division31-36-4.535-294.60.2720.3210.4270.7485.40.2770.3420.4330.775
KANSAS CITY - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.40.2600.30914650011299220231660.4136023541048759121546912574
Road Games4.50.2560.30371251564310211860.4082961725573844383346938
Righty Starters4.30.2600.3091103765980162151320.41644726578361691116519053
KANSAS CITY - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.311.403517.62732485045622245827-24332062.3%
Road Games4.851.517239.3142129242311212209-14171160.7%

CLEVELAND - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games91-56+3.455-855.10.2630.3370.4340.7713.50.2350.2900.3720.662
Home Games43-29-8.328-425.00.2670.3420.4360.7783.50.2340.2830.3790.662
vs Left-handed Starters33-23-0.619-355.00.2670.3410.4290.7693.50.2380.3040.3640.668
Past 7 Games7-0+71-64.70.2670.3430.4490.7921.30.2000.2240.2700.493
Grass Games87-53+2.854-795.10.2650.3390.4380.7773.60.2370.2910.3750.666
Night Games59-39-0.936-575.00.2560.3330.4280.7613.60.2370.2900.3760.666
Division44-23+4.923-415.10.2730.3500.4470.7972.90.2350.2880.3440.632
CLEVELAND - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games5.10.2630.33714750121319271281770.43470755810587710601246714943
Home Games5.00.2670.34272239363813411830.4363452755113550663267420
Lefty Starters5.00.2670.3415619205121008650.4292612164212641651327519
CLEVELAND - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.781.1384411541363674213548718-1932880%
Home Games2.471.003215.3645916522512418-910471.4%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
JASON VARGAS recent results and season statistics
JASON VARGAS - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts4.151.32615-1028158.45.77473163244711617-11+7.812-16
Road Starts4.651.3537-51371.75.53837771220548-5+4.46-7
Last 3 Starts9.001.5381-23134.31313175351-2-1.52-1
JASON VARGAS - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/10/2017MINNESOTA11-3-13510Win,OverW5114013COLON(R)
9/5/2017at DETROIT2-13-1159.5Loss,OverL2776211SANCHEZ(R)
8/30/2017TAMPA BAY3-5-1309.5Loss,UnderL6557311ODORIZZI(R)

TREVOR BAUER recent results and season statistics
TREVOR BAUER - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts4.351.38616-828157.35.67876162225617617-11+1.89-17
Home Starts3.931.3429-31591.76.142409913241039-6-17-7
Last 3 Starts2.411.0183-0318.76.2551425203-0+3.20-3
TREVOR BAUER - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/10/2017BALTIMORE3-2-1909.5Win,UnderW6.3227107HELLICKSON(R)
9/4/2017at CHI WHITE SOX5-3-23010Win,UnderW6.3223119SHIELDS(R)
8/30/2017at NY YANKEES2-1+1159.5Win,UnderW6114044GARCIA(L)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
Games over the last 3 seasons
CLEVELAND is 33-21 (+5.6 Units) against KANSAS CITY over the last 3 seasons
25 of 51 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=-3.4 Units, Under=-2.1 Units)
Games this season
CLEVELAND is 10-6 (+0.4 Units) against KANSAS CITY this season
10 of 16 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+3.7 Units)

All games at CLEVELAND over the last 3 seasons
CLEVELAND is 18-9 (+6.5 Units) against KANSAS CITY over the last 3 seasons
13 of 26 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=-1.3 Units, Under=-1.7 Units)
Games played at CLEVELAND this season.
CLEVELAND is 5-2 (+1.6 Units) against KANSAS CITY this season
4 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.6 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
9/14/2017KANSAS CITY2+175 Under90050JUNIS(R) 5.7171
 CLEVELAND3-1859 ovWin1200110TOMLIN(R) 5.7261
8/27/2017KANSAS CITY0+182 Over60051SKOGLUND(L)L1.3772
 CLEVELAND12-1959 unWin173080CARRASCO(R)W7060
8/26/2017KANSAS CITY0+145 Under40071HAMMEL(R)L6.7461
 CLEVELAND4-1559 unWin63151CLEVINGER(R)W6042
8/25/2017KANSAS CITY0+130 Under80181VARGAS(L)L5462
 CLEVELAND4-1409.5 unWin101281MERRITT(L)W6.7071
8/20/2017CLEVELAND4-160 Over81270SALAZAR(R)L4.76121
 KANSAS CITY7+1509 ovWin151071HAMMEL(R)W6351
8/19/2017CLEVELAND5-135  90070BAUER(R)W6.3072
 KANSAS CITY0+1259.5 evUnder70080VARGAS(L)L4.7463
8/18/2017CLEVELAND10-200  133070KLUBER(R)W5.3161
 KANSAS CITY1+1858 ovOver91090KENNEDY(R)L2.7562
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
JASON VARGAS vs. CLEVELAND since 1997
VARGAS is 8-5 when starting against CLEVELAND with an ERA of 4.18 and a WHIP of 1.306.
His team's record is 9-9 (+0.5 units) in these starts. The OVER is 8-10. (-2.6 units)
JASON VARGAS recent starts vs. CLEVELAND
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
8/25/2017at CLEVELAND0-4+1309.5Loss,UnderL5446122MERRITT(L)
8/19/2017CLEVELAND0-5+1259.5Loss,UnderL4.7446037BAUER(R)
6/2/2017CLEVELAND4-0+1009Win,UnderW9007013TOMLIN(R)

TREVOR BAUER vs. KANSAS CITY since 1997
BAUER is 2-2 when starting against KANSAS CITY with an ERA of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.392.
His team's record is 6-3 (+3.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-5. (-3.7 units)
TREVOR BAUER recent starts vs. KANSAS CITY
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
8/19/2017at KANSAS CITY5-0-1359.5Win,UnderW6.3007024VARGAS(L)
6/4/2017at KANSAS CITY8-0-1409Win,Under 1.7002010SKOGLUND(L)
10/1/2016at KANSAS CITY6-3-1359Win 6336029VOLQUEZ(R)
Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
As indicated by the movement of the line, the betting public is favoring KANSAS CITY in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in KANSAS CITY games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1347, -133.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in KANSAS CITY games 58% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (240-174, +43.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CLEVELAND games 52.5% of the time since 1997. (1472-1333, -24.4 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CLEVELAND games 56.1% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (239-187, +15.0 units)
Edge=KANSAS CITY
 
The betting public is favoring nothing on the total in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in KANSAS CITY games 51.3% of the time since 1997. (1207-1144, -100.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in KANSAS CITY games 49.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (213-216, -36.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CLEVELAND games 49.8% of the time since 1997. (1157-1168, -175.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CLEVELAND games 48.1% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (210-227, -44.5 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
KANSAS CITY
[P] 09/13/2017 - Ian Kennedy "?" for next scheduled start ( Shoulder )
[P] 08/30/2017 - Brian Flynn 10-day DL (08/30) ( Groin )
[P] 08/26/2017 - Danny Duffy 10-day DL (08/26) ( Elbow )
[P] 08/19/2017 - Neftali Feliz 10-day DL (08/19) ( Elbow )
[P] 08/18/2017 - Joakim Soria 10-day DL (08/16) ( Oblique )
[P] 06/26/2017 - Nathan Karns 60-day DL (05/21) ( Forearm )
CLEVELAND
[CF] 09/11/2017 - Bradley Zimmer out for season ( Hand )
[2B] 08/23/2017 - Jason Kipnis 10-day DL (08/23) ( Hamstring )
[LF] 08/09/2017 - Michael Brantley 10-day DL (08/09) ( Ankle )
[P] 07/30/2017 - Boone Logan 60-day DL (07/20) ( Back )
[P] 04/09/2017 - Cody Anderson 60-day DL (04/02) ( Elbow )
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