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DETROIT (85-68) AT KANSAS CITY (83-69) 
Premium Matchup Information Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
969: DETROIT
970: KANSAS CITY
7.0
-109
85-68
83-69
81-66-6
68-76-8
4.8 / 4.4
4.0 / 3.9
(R) M SCHERZER
(R) J SHIELDS
16-5
14-7
3.26
3.15
1.17
1.19
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Fair   Temperature: 66.0 °
Humidity: 26   Wind: from the North at 16.1 gusting to 28.8 MPH (14 gusting to 25
 
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
MAX SCHERZER recent results and season statistics
MAX SCHERZER - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.261.16716-531207.46.77775184185823722-9+10.115-16
Road Starts3.701.2326-418119.36.6514911493313811-7+2.49-9
Last 3 Starts3.201.3221-0319.76.6871818173-0+32-1
MAX SCHERZER - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/15/2014at MINNESOTA8-6-1707.5Win,Over 7447115SWARZAK(R)
9/9/2014KANSAS CITY4-2-1657.5Win,UnderW6.7117046VARGAS(L)
9/4/2014at CLEVELAND11-4-1257.5Win,Over 6324036BAUER(R)

JAMES SHIELDS recent results and season statistics
JAMES SHIELDS - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.151.18514-732214.36.78975213214117020-12+4.817-13
Home Starts3.471.2294-514966.94037102616706-8-5.56-7
Last 3 Starts1.210.7172-0322.37.4331501203-0+3.10-2
JAMES SHIELDS - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/15/2014CHI WHITE SOX4-3-2307Win 73310006DANKS(L)
9/10/2014at DETROIT3-0+1008.5Win,UnderW7002018PORCELLO(R)
9/5/2014at NY YANKEES1-0+1107.5Win,UnderW8.3003006PINEDA(R)
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
MAX SCHERZER vs. KANSAS CITY since 1997
SCHERZER is 10-5 when starting against KANSAS CITY with an ERA of 3.74 and a WHIP of 1.288.
His team's record is 14-6 (+5.7 units) in these starts. The OVER is 8-12. (-4.7 units)
MAX SCHERZER recent starts vs. KANSAS CITY
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/9/2014KANSAS CITY4-2-1657.5Win,UnderW6.7117046VARGAS(L)
6/17/2014KANSAS CITY4-11-1458Loss,OverL4101010215VENTURA(R)
4/2/2014KANSAS CITY2-1-1807.5Win,Under 8004017VARGAS(L)

JAMES SHIELDS vs. DETROIT since 1997
SHIELDS is 7-5 when starting against DETROIT with an ERA of 4.11 and a WHIP of 1.293.
His team's record is 11-7 (+3.8 units) in these starts. The OVER is 7-10. (-3.4 units)
JAMES SHIELDS recent starts vs. DETROIT
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/10/2014at DETROIT3-0+1008.5Win,UnderW7002018PORCELLO(R)
7/12/2014DETROIT1-5-1258Loss,UnderL7227008PORCELLO(R)
5/2/2014DETROIT2-8-1307.5Loss,OverL6.38712113PORCELLO(R)
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.
DETROIT - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/6/2014PRICE(L)SAN FRANCISCOBUMGARNER(L)4-5L-1407 ovO1151960
9/7/2014LOBSTEIN(L)SAN FRANCISCOHUDSON(R)6-1W-1208.5 unU12606100
9/8/2014VERLANDER(R)KANSAS CITYGUTHRIE(R)9-5W-1358.5 unO1580842
9/9/2014SCHERZER(R)KANSAS CITYVARGAS(L)4-2W-1657.5 evU88010112
9/10/2014PORCELLO(R)KANSAS CITYSHIELDS(R)0-3L-1108.5 unU2211080
9/12/2014PRICE(L)CLEVELANDCARRASCO(R)7-2W-1557 unO1170971
9/13/2014LOBSTEIN(L)CLEVELANDSALAZAR(R)5-4W-1108 unO850950
9/14/2014VERLANDER(R)CLEVELANDBAUER(R)6-4W-1408.5 unO1110010121
9/15/2014SCHERZER(R)@ MINNESOTASWARZAK(R)8-6W-1707.5 unO16701040
9/16/2014PORCELLO(R)@ MINNESOTANOLASCO(R)3-4L-1258 evU830950
9/17/2014PRICE(L)@ MINNESOTAGIBSON(R)4-8L-1657.5 unO11801380
9/19/2014VERLANDER(R)@ KANSAS CITYVARGAS(L)10-1W1057.5 ovO1990741
9/20/2014SCHERZER(R)@ KANSAS CITYSHIELDS(R) 
9/21/2014PORCELLO(R)@ KANSAS CITYGUTHRIE(R) 
9/22/2014LOBSTEIN(L)CHI WHITE SOXSALE(L) 
9/23/2014PRICE(L)CHI WHITE SOXBASSITT(R) 
9/24/2014VERLANDER(R)CHI WHITE SOXQUINTANA(L) 
9/25/2014SCHERZER(R)MINNESOTAMAY(R) 
9/26/2014PORCELLO(R)MINNESOTA  
9/27/2014 MINNESOTA  

KANSAS CITY - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/6/2014DUFFY(L)@ NY YANKEESMCCARTHY(R)2-6L1107.5 unO6411161
9/7/2014VENTURA(R)@ NY YANKEESGREENE(R)2-0W-1057.5 evU771472
9/8/2014GUTHRIE(R)@ DETROITVERLANDER(R)5-9L1258.5 unO8421580
9/9/2014VARGAS(L)@ DETROITSCHERZER(R)2-4L1557.5 evU10112880
9/10/2014SHIELDS(R)@ DETROITPORCELLO(R)3-0W1008.5 unU1080221
9/11/2014HENDRIKS(R)BOSTONBUCHHOLZ(R)3-6L-1257.5 unO673991
9/12/2014VENTURA(R)BOSTONWEBSTER(R)2-4L-1957 unU441870
9/13/2014GUTHRIE(R)BOSTONDE LA ROSA(R)7-1W-1407.5 unO1251451
9/14/2014VARGAS(L)BOSTONKELLY(R)4-8L-1657.5 unO980840
9/15/2014SHIELDS(R)CHI WHITE SOXDANKS(L)4-3W-2307 unP9901391
9/16/2014HENDRIKS(R)CHI WHITE SOXBASSITT(R)5-7L-1758 unO91011371
9/17/2014VENTURA(R)CHI WHITE SOXSALE(L)6-2W-1106.5 unO11101542
9/19/2014VARGAS(L)DETROITVERLANDER(R)1-10L-1157.5 ovO7411990
9/20/2014SHIELDS(R)DETROITSCHERZER(R) 
9/21/2014GUTHRIE(R)DETROITPORCELLO(R) 
9/22/2014DUFFY(L)@ CLEVELANDCARRASCO(R) 
9/23/2014VENTURA(R)@ CLEVELANDSALAZAR(R) 
9/24/2014VARGAS(L)@ CLEVELANDBAUER(R) 
9/25/2014SHIELDS(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXNOESI(R) 
9/26/2014GUTHRIE(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXDANKS(L) 
9/27/2014 @ CHI WHITE SOX  
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.
DETROIT - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games85-68-281-664.80.2790.3314.40.2630.319
Road Games44-35+540-364.90.2730.3234.20.2600.317
vs Right-handed Starters58-46-0.257-434.90.2760.3314.30.2630.322
Past 7 Games5-2+2.26-16.10.3370.3824.10.2850.333
Grass Games82-65-1.678-634.80.2810.3334.40.2650.320
Night Games55-41+3.251-424.80.2820.3324.20.2620.313
Division38-29-1.439-245.40.2990.3484.70.2740.335
DETROIT - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.80.2790.331153533814884861480.037044211079101104715797  
Road Games4.90.2730.323792882788265770.03378213627505507649  
Righty Starters4.90.2760.331104363910063391020.034912947407170711058  
DETROIT - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.261.488422.62222004454118436921-17381670.4%
Road Games3.891.438217.710494218209519112-11221166.7%

KANSAS CITY - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games83-69+2.468-764.00.2610.3093.90.2520.307
Home Games41-37-8.937-393.70.2530.3034.30.2650.317
vs Right-handed Starters60-50-0.951-534.10.2580.3043.80.2510.307
Past 7 Games3-4-3.55-14.10.2620.3315.00.2850.323
Grass Games79-66+0.965-734.00.2590.3083.90.2520.306
Night Games59-44+6.844-524.10.2620.3083.80.2490.304
Division33-33-6.834-304.10.2660.3184.40.2670.322
KANSAS CITY - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.00.2610.30915251881353380920.02564358908143100214498  
Home Games3.70.2530.303782553646186420.02269182446824836348  
Righty Starters4.10.2580.3041103756970270640.024082496481087139364  
KANSAS CITY - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.481.266429.61811663843116040626-16481181.4%
Home Games4.231.371232113109228199023118-727681.8%
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
DETROIT is 34-20 (+5.4 Units) against KANSAS CITY over the last 3 seasons
31 of 52 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+6.7 Units)
Games this season
DETROIT is 12-5 (+5.9 Units) against KANSAS CITY this season
8 of 16 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=-0.5 Units, Under=-1.1 Units)

All games at KANSAS CITY over the last 3 seasons
DETROIT is 15-11 (+0.7 Units) against KANSAS CITY over the last 3 seasons
17 of 25 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+8.3 Units)
Games played at KANSAS CITY this season.
DETROIT is 7-1 (+6.2 Units) against KANSAS CITY this season
5 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.8 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
9/19/2014DETROIT10+105  191190VERLANDER(R)W7.3170
 KANSAS CITY1-1157.5 ovOver70141VARGAS(L)L3.3590
9/10/2014KANSAS CITY3+100  100280SHIELDS(R)W7021
 DETROIT0-1108.5 unUnder20021PORCELLO(R)L6.7270
9/9/2014KANSAS CITY2+155 Under1001112VARGAS(L)L5.3463
 DETROIT4-1657.5 evWin82180SCHERZER(R)W6.7174
9/8/2014KANSAS CITY5+125 Over81042GUTHRIE(R)L2.76101
 DETROIT9-1358.5 unWin150180VERLANDER(R)W7461
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
DETROIT team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games85-68-2.1278-223-27.71412-1547-158.481-66238-2381384-1433
when the total is 7 or less12-8+3.431-36-16.254-60-13.311-824-3749-54
as a road underdog of +100 to +12512-15-1.628-34-2.6139-211-56.112-1530-32164-176
in road games44-35+5130-124-17.9647-838-91.140-36110-131686-732
on the road when the total is 7 or less8-7+0.819-27-14.536-45-11.29-616-2734-39
in September games11-6+3.840-31-4.1224-250-39.811-631-36226-225
when playing on Saturday16-11+2.250-36+0.8239-249-17.616-1041-40223-248
against division opponents38-29-1.4128-87-4.4597-630-86.939-2498-105581-592
in games played on a grass field82-65-1.6267-214-28.31303-1383-121.878-63230-2271259-1297
in night games55-41+3.2175-139-9.1899-991-86.951-42148-149889-908
against right-handed starters58-46-0.2194-149-5990-1116-138.857-43163-164986-1015
after a win49-35+4.6154-125-23.3700-704-52.941-42125-141655-685
when playing against a team with a winning record38-29+4.4134-116-8.9655-823-86.132-34112-127669-741
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season24-20+0.780-64+1.2347-446-53.919-2560-75365-394

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 games83-69+2.4241-235+3.71254-1649-130.768-76202-2511368-1396
when the total is 7 or less24-17+5.631-36-7.139-51-11.515-2024-3437-44
at home with a money line of -100 to -12518-6+1140-25+11.6177-181-26.411-1327-37188-155
in home games41-37-8.9122-118-17656-794-126.637-39102-126715-668
at home when the total is 7 or less13-7+4.115-12-1.217-16-3.85-136-1811-19
in September games9-8-1.638-35-0.1213-259-4.38-835-33238-211
when playing on Saturday10-14-6.733-44-12.8188-287-58.612-1135-40245-210
against division opponents33-33-6.8111-103+2.1544-674-32.734-30100-108590-575
in games played on a grass field79-66+0.9230-225-0.81137-1482-126.565-73193-2411246-1253
in night games59-44+6.8167-154+10850-1113-93.944-52130-173901-968
against right-handed starters60-50-0.9169-164+0.2907-1157-58.551-53150-165994-969
after allowing 10 runs or more2-5-4.89-14-5.7119-182-36.51-68-14140-149
after a loss37-31-1119-113+8.3700-940-6426-3994-125752-797
when playing against a team with a winning record40-32+6.6123-114+28.9616-881-21.229-4091-133698-728
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season13-12+1.261-57+15.2306-447-2.49-1644-67341-375
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 DETROIT in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in DETROIT games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1115, 30.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in DETROIT games 56.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (237-180, +42.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in KANSAS CITY games 49.5% of the time since 1997. (1139-1161, -171.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in KANSAS CITY games 51.2% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (211-201, -18.7 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 DETROIT games 49.7% of the time since 1997. (941-951, -142.4 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in DETROIT games 46.4% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (168-194, -52.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in KANSAS CITY games 51.6% of the time since 1997. (979-919, -68.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in KANSAS CITY games 53.5% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (199-173, +0.6 units)
No Edge.
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
DETROITSCHERZER +110 
KANSAS CITYSHIELDS-110 
Key Player Injuries
DETROIT
[C] 09/20/2014 - Alex Avila is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. Kansas City Royals ( Head )
[P] 09/02/2014 - Drew VerHagen 60-day DL (7/15) ( Back )
[P] 08/10/2014 - Anibal Sanchez 15-day DL (8/9) ( Pectoral )
[P] 06/25/2014 - Luke Putkonen 60-day DL (4/19) ( Elbow )
[P] 05/02/2014 - Joel Hanrahan 60-day DL (5/2) ( Elbow )
[LF] 03/28/2014 - Andy Dirks 60-day DL (3/29) ( Back )
[P] 03/28/2014 - Bruce Rondon 60-day DL (3/29), out for season ( Elbow )
[SS] 03/27/2014 - Jose Iglesias 60-day DL (3/29); out for season ( Stress Fracture )
KANSAS CITY
[2B] 09/03/2014 - Christian Colon 15-day DL (9/7) ( Finger )
[P] 08/14/2014 - Scott Downs 15-day DL (8/3) ( Neck )
[P] 03/30/2014 - Luke Hochevar 60-day DL (3/21) ( Elbow )
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