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Thursday at 7:10 PM
KANSAS CITY (30-33) AT TAMPA BAY (35-30) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
963: KANSAS CITY
964: TAMPA BAY
7.5
-139
30-33
35-30
22-39-2
36-24-5
3.8 / 3.8
5.0 / 4.5
(R) E SANTANA
(R) J HELLICKSON
4-5
4-2
2.99
5.17
1.03
1.23
Current Weather Conditions 
Dome Stadium 
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 CITYSANTANA +129 
TAMPA BAYHELLICKSON-129 
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 games30-33-4.6173-215-16.81115-1537-143.822-39173-1961261-1267
as a road underdog of +100 to +1256-6+0.724-31-4132-153-3.33-923-30128-143
as a road underdog of +125 to +1503-5-126-44-8.1143-224-27.52-638-28165-188
in road games13-17-2.479-114-5.2527-801-24.910-1989-96602-662
in June games8-3+531-34-3208-231+232-921-38189-224
when playing on Thursday5-1+5.124-19+10.8149-171+163-318-23155-152
in games played in a dome0-001-6-3.776-114-5.80-02-577-102
in night games17-23-9121-144-7.7756-1037-101.616-22119-133832-879
in games played on artificial turf0-005-9-0.6109-161-7.70-06-8116-137
against right-handed starters25-21+3.4129-149-2.4811-1076-62.117-27129-135915-883
after a win14-15-3.277-97-16.2476-640-71.912-1680-89549-528
when playing against a team with a winning record11-13-0.184-109+1.9546-827-406-1779-103647-663

TAMPA BAY team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games35-30-1.1217-176+9.61150-1368-66.436-24167-2051137-1273
as a home favorite of -125 to -1509-7-0.639-29-1.6117-86-0.39-724-4078-115
in home games20-13+1.2113-84-6639-618+8.421-1176-112541-666
in June games5-6-1.933-32-2.6191-217-5.15-626-37183-215
when playing on Thursday2-5-3.824-22+0.5137-169-9.13-318-25133-157
in games played in a dome20-13+1.2113-84-6657-654-1.521-1176-112564-689
in night games24-18+2.5141-115+8.2749-912-6524-13107-132762-826
in games played on artificial turf21-15+0.2126-92-1723-733+8.522-1387-120629-764
against right-handed starters24-22-2.2147-124-6.6834-982-33.126-16111-146811-924
after a loss17-12+3.497-79+5.4595-769-49.715-1171-94619-690
when playing against a team with a losing record12-7+3.491-53+24.3502-535-42.413-560-77459-530
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
5/30/2013GUTHRIE(R)@ ST LOUISWACHA(R)4-2W1608.5 unU441891
5/31/2013DAVIS(R)@ TEXASHOLLAND(L)2-7L2059.5 unU9601481
6/1/2013SHIELDS(R)@ TEXASTEPESCH(R)4-1W1159 unU11111671
6/2/2013SANTANA(R)@ TEXASDARVISH(R)1-3L1878 unU582630
6/4/2013MENDOZA(R)MINNESOTADEDUNO(R)0-3L-1408.5 ovU45010110
6/5/2013GUTHRIE(R)MINNESOTAWALTERS(R)4-1W-1408.5 unU8708141
6/6/2013DAVIS(R)MINNESOTAPELFREY(R)7-3W-1509 unO1131581
6/7/2013SHIELDS(R)HOUSTONLYLES(R)4-2W-2307.5 unU970980
6/8/2013SANTANA(R)HOUSTONBEDARD(L)7-2W-1708.5 evO1080633
6/9/2013MENDOZA(R)HOUSTONHARRELL(R)2-0W-1658.5 ovU661561
6/10/2013GUTHRIE(R)DETROITFISTER(R)3-2W+1258.5 unU940780
6/11/2013DAVIS(R)DETROITSCHERZER(R)2-3L+1508.5 ovU54011100
6/12/2013SHIELDS(R)DETROITVERLANDER(R)3-2W+1057.5 ovU860782
6/13/2013SANTANA(R)@ TAMPA BAYHELLICKSON(R) 
6/14/2013MENDOZA(R)@ TAMPA BAYMOORE(L) 
6/15/2013GUTHRIE(R)@ TAMPA BAYODORIZZI(R) 
6/16/2013DAVIS(R)@ TAMPA BAYHERNANDEZ(R) 
6/17/2013SHIELDS(R)@ CLEVELANDJIMENEZ(R) 
6/18/2013SANTANA(R)@ CLEVELAND  
6/19/2013MENDOZA(R)@ CLEVELANDMASTERSON(R) 

TAMPA BAY - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
5/30/2013COLOME(R)@ MIAMINOLASCO(R)5-2W-1457.5 unU681590
5/31/2013MOORE(L)@ CLEVELANDKLUBER(R)9-2W-1058.5 ovO1151220
6/1/2013ARCHER(R)@ CLEVELANDJIMENEZ(R)0-5L1159.5 unU450871
6/2/2013HELLICKSON(R)@ CLEVELANDMCALLISTER(R)11-3W1009 unO14701161
6/4/2013MOORE(L)@ DETROITSANCHEZ(R)1-10L1358 unO43015120
6/5/2013COBB(R)@ DETROITFISTER(R)3-0W1308 evU841690
6/6/2013HERNANDEZ(R)@ DETROITSCHERZER(R)2-5L1828.5 unU6701380
6/7/2013ARCHER(R)BALTIMOREHAMMEL(R)2-1W-1158.5 ovU660240
6/8/2013HELLICKSON(R)BALTIMOREGAUSMAN(R)8-0W-1258.5 ovU1390440
6/9/2013MOORE(L)BALTIMORETILLMAN(R)7-10L-1457.5 ovO12511680
6/10/2013COBB(R)BOSTONLACKEY(R)8-10L-1407.5 ovO1713115100
6/11/2013HERNANDEZ(R)BOSTONLESTER(L)8-3W+1058 unO1091881
6/12/2013ARCHER(R)BOSTONACEVES(R)1-2L-1409 unU671580
6/13/2013HELLICKSON(R)KANSAS CITYSANTANA(R) 
6/14/2013MOORE(L)KANSAS CITYMENDOZA(R) 
6/15/2013ODORIZZI(R)KANSAS CITYGUTHRIE(R) 
6/16/2013HERNANDEZ(R)KANSAS CITYDAVIS(R) 
6/18/2013 @ BOSTON  
6/18/2013 @ BOSTON  
6/19/2013HELLICKSON(R)@ BOSTONDOUBRONT(L) 
6/20/2013 @ NY YANKEES  
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-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games30-33-4.622-393.80.2560.3063.80.2550.313
Road Games13-17-2.410-194.20.2610.3123.80.2590.320
vs Right-handed Starters25-21+3.517-274.10.2670.3153.70.2530.312
Past 7 Games6-1+5.32-54.00.2590.3032.00.2190.279
Night Games17-23-916-223.90.2500.2974.20.2600.324
KANSAS CITY - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.80.2560.306632137547152330.022321554054941467395733
Road Games4.20.2610.31230105227577180.02119772172620231182318
Righty Starters4.10.2670.315461566418119260.021811102893430846284222
KANSAS CITY - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.761.2001605449131156114913-1017868%
Road Games3.331.219732827531136676-78466.7%

TAMPA BAY - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games35-30-1.136-245.00.2600.3294.50.2420.307
Home Games20-13+1.221-115.20.2750.3444.40.2290.293
vs Right-handed Starters24-22-2.226-164.90.2590.3284.80.2490.309
Past 7 Games3-4-2.23-45.10.2720.3464.40.2490.304
Dome Games20-13+1.221-115.20.2750.3444.40.2290.293
Night Games24-18+2.524-135.00.2730.3394.60.2360.303
TAMPA BAY - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games5.00.2600.329652215577205750.033062254553143252304656
Home Games5.20.2750.344331114306104370.031661172241823026122731
Righty Starters4.90.2590.328461569407142520.032151593252429937233143
TAMPA BAY - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.941.228198.79187158188620710-1215962.5%
Home Games4.061.138106.450487812431136-66650%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
ERVIN SANTANA recent results and season statistics
ERVIN SANTANA - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts2.991.0324-51284.37.03028741413685-7-2.12-10
Road Starts3.000.9701-25336.612112537291-4-2.60-5
Last 3 Starts2.530.8911-1321.37.1761544161-2-1.21-2
ERVIN SANTANA - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/8/2013HOUSTON7-2-1708.5Win,OverW7225106BEDARD(L)
6/2/2013at TEXAS1-3+1878Loss,Under 7103025DARVISH(R)
5/28/2013ST LOUIS1-4-1159Loss,UnderL7.3447325LYONS(L)

JEREMY HELLICKSON recent results and season statistics
JEREMY HELLICKSON - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts5.171.2254-213806.24646791219627-6+0.57-4
Home Starts4.711.1562-0636.36.119193458275-1+3.64-2
Last 3 Starts4.411.2862-0316.35.4882011123-0+32-1
JEREMY HELLICKSON - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/8/2013BALTIMORE8-0-1258.5Win,UnderW6004005GAUSMAN(R)
6/2/2013at CLEVELAND11-3+1009Win,OverW5339004MCALLISTER(R)
5/28/2013MIAMI7-6-2557.5Win,Over 5.3557113SLOWEY(R)
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
KANSAS CITY is 8-7 (+2.6 Units) against TAMPA BAY over the last 3 seasons
8 of 14 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+1.2 Units)
Games this season
KANSAS CITY is 2-0 (+2.1 Units) against TAMPA BAY this season
2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+2.1 Units)

All games at TAMPA BAY over the last 3 seasons
TAMPA BAY is 6-1 (+3.5 Units) against KANSAS CITY over the last 3 seasons
5 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+2.9 Units)
Games played at TAMPA BAY this season.
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
5/1/2013TAMPA BAY8-115 Over133060HELLICKSON(R) 5491
 KANSAS CITY9+1057.5 ovWin151080MENDOZA(R) 4671
4/30/2013TAMPA BAY2+120 Over81061COBB(R)L5.74100
 KANSAS CITY8-1307.5 unWin141381SHIELDS(R)W7251
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
ERVIN SANTANA vs. TAMPA BAY since 1997
SANTANA is 5-6 when starting against TAMPA BAY with an ERA of 5.47 and a WHIP of 1.418.
His team's record is 5-8 (-3.3 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 5-8. (-4.3 units)
ERVIN SANTANA recent starts vs. TAMPA BAY
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/24/2012at TAMPA BAY0-5+1408Loss,UnderL5558414PRICE(L)
4/29/2011at TAMPA BAY8-5+1457.5Win,OverW6414125PRICE(L)
8/24/2010TAMPA BAY3-10+1008.5Loss,OverL5.3668236DAVIS(R)

JEREMY HELLICKSON vs. KANSAS CITY since 1997
HELLICKSON is 1-0 when starting against KANSAS CITY with an ERA of 2.79 and a WHIP of 1.345.
His team's record is 2-1 (+0.9 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 2-1. (+1.0 units)
JEREMY HELLICKSON recent starts vs. KANSAS CITY
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/1/2013at KANSAS CITY8-9-1157.5Loss,Over 5449115MENDOZA(R)
8/20/2012KANSAS CITY5-1-1707.5Win,UnderW7116016SMITH(L)
8/8/2011KANSAS CITY2-1-1558Win,Under 7.3116037HOCHEVAR(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 TAMPA BAY in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in KANSAS CITY games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1051, -157.3 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in KANSAS CITY games 49.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (159-161, -26.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in TAMPA BAY games 55.7% of the time since 1997. (1117-890, +123.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in TAMPA BAY games 58.5% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (192-136, +32.2 units)
Edge=KANSAS CITY
 
The betting public is favoring the UNDER in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in KANSAS CITY games 51.4% of the time since 1997. (862-815, -64.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in KANSAS CITY games 54.3% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (127-107, +6.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in TAMPA BAY games 53.1% of the time since 1997. (800-706, +4.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in TAMPA BAY games 53.1% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (113-100, +1.0 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
KANSAS CITY
[P] 04/01/2013 - Danny Duffy 60-day DL (3/31) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/01/2013 - Felipe Paulino 60-day DL (2/12) ( Elbow )
[CF] 05/17/2013 - Jarrod Dyson 15-day DL (5/16) ( Ankle )
TAMPA BAY
[P] 04/05/2013 - Jeff Niemann 60-day DL (3/28), out for season ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Juan Oviedo 60-day DL (3/31) ( Elbow )
[P] 05/16/2013 - David Price 15-day DL (5/15) ( Tricep )
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