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Wednesday at 8:10 PM
DETROIT (87-74) AT KANSAS CITY (72-89) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
979: DETROIT
980: KANSAS CITY
8.5
-109
87-74
72-89
67-85-9
73-82-6
4.5 / 4.2
4.2 / 4.6
(R) L MARTE
(R) L MENDOZA
0-0
7-8
0.00
4.34
0.00
1.40
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
 
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
DETROITMARTE +121 
KANSAS CITYMENDOZA-121 
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
after a loss41-31+0125-103+9.5628-771-9631-3798-114642-688
when playing against a team with a losing record41-27-2.4123-96-5.6585-567-5230-36113-93544-553
when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season23-11+5.365-48-1.2306-300-4113-1952-54280-295
in all games87-74-12.7270-230+2.31221-1398-143.567-85239-2291213-1280
when the total is 9 to 9.535-27-0.3103-97-8533-580-55.422-3693-88510-540
as a road underdog of +100 to +1259-8+229-38-5.9120-185-51.511-640-23145-150
in road games37-43-14.4115-135-22.4554-757-87.731-43120-113607-644
on the road when the total is 9 to 9.513-16-4.936-53-15.6221-304-50.111-1642-39238-265
in October games1-1-0.27-10-221-29-9.70-18-825-22
when playing on Wednesday12-12-4.937-40-11.2172-223-52.411-1234-40170-206
against division opponents42-29-1.9132-86+21511-572-84.527-39106-101510-526
in games played on a grass field83-71-13.2258-219-0.11119-1240-106.866-79232-2151095-1149
in night games50-48-12.1158-150-12.7774-900-89.945-47156-130786-806
against right-handed starters61-49-4.2185-158+1.4857-1016-138.147-57157-160870-908

KANSAS CITY team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
after a win32-41-6.286-124-26.4462-624-67.631-42101-105537-511
when playing against a team with a winning record42-46+11.3110-146+5.3535-813-38.834-50118-124641-645
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season23-25+6.256-76+1268-415-11.518-2758-67315-335
in all games72-89-3.6210-276-20.81085-1503-13873-82233-2311239-1227
when the total is 9 to 9.528-37-5.499-115+8465-673-87.127-35101-97537-536
as a home favorite of -125 to -1507-9-5.317-16-594-87-24.610-618-1295-74
in home games37-43-6115-127-10.5571-719-115.634-42113-117647-584
at home when the total is 9 to 9.517-20-2.355-63-7246-359-100.517-1756-52302-271
in October games1-1+0.12-3-0.511-12+2.90-10-410-11
when playing on Wednesday14-10+6.634-40+2.2172-219+310-1430-43164-214
against division opponents34-37+0.295-121-13.9467-608-34.636-34119-89526-501
in games played on a grass field69-85-4.6202-263-21.9976-1342-130.470-78226-2171123-1090
in night games56-54+12.4149-188-8.9739-1013-91.645-61161-163816-856
against right-handed starters48-61-5.8159-198-4.5786-1054-64.554-51179-163898-855
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
9/19/2012VERLANDER(R)OAKLANDANDERSON(L)6-2W-1757 unO1091890
9/20/2012SANCHEZ(R)OAKLANDMILONE(L)4-12L-1408 unO11811250
9/22/2012FISTER(R)MINNESOTADEDUNO(R)8-0W-2209 evU1270761
9/23/2012SCHERZER(R)MINNESOTADIAMOND(L)4-10L-2058 unO6511361
9/23/2012SMYLY(L)MINNESOTAWALTERS(R)1-2L-2209 ovU643771
9/24/2012VERLANDER(R)KANSAS CITYHOCHEVAR(R)6-2W-2557.5 unO1340961
9/25/2012SANCHEZ(R)KANSAS CITYCHEN(L)2-0W-1708.5 evU10100340
9/26/2012PORCELLO(R)KANSAS CITYGUTHRIE(R)5-4W-1508.5 unO9611050
9/27/2012FISTER(R)KANSAS CITYMENDOZA(R)5-4W-2108.5 evO840635
9/28/2012SMYLY(L)@ MINNESOTADIAMOND(L)2-4L-1308.5 unU651462
9/29/2012VERLANDER(R)@ MINNESOTAWALTERS(R)6-4W-2508 evO851691
9/30/2012SANCHEZ(R)@ MINNESOTAHENDRIKS(R)2-1W-1609 unU76010110
10/1/2012PORCELLO(R)@ KANSAS CITYCHEN(L)6-3W-1259 unP1481981
10/2/2012FISTER(R)@ KANSAS CITYGUTHRIE(R)2-4L-1258.5 unU660982
10/3/2012MARTE(R)@ KANSAS CITYMENDOZA(R) 

KANSAS CITY - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/19/2012CHEN(L)CHI WHITE SOXSALE(L)3-0W+1357.5 ovU9809111
9/20/2012GUTHRIE(R)CHI WHITE SOXLIRIANO(L)4-3W-1158 unU751970
9/21/2012MENDOZA(R)CLEVELANDMASTERSON(R)6-3W-1108.5 evO10601090
9/22/2012SMITH(L)CLEVELANDJIMENEZ(R)5-3W-1408.5 evU9811091
9/23/2012ODORIZZI(R)CLEVELANDHUFF(L)4-15L-1258.5 unO7531690
9/24/2012HOCHEVAR(R)@ DETROITVERLANDER(R)2-6L2307.5 unO9611340
9/25/2012CHEN(L)@ DETROITSANCHEZ(R)0-2L1608.5 evU34010100
9/26/2012GUTHRIE(R)@ DETROITPORCELLO(R)4-5L1408.5 unO1050961
9/27/2012MENDOZA(R)@ DETROITFISTER(R)4-5L1908.5 evO635840
9/28/2012SMITH(L)@ CLEVELANDHUFF(L)5-8L1108.5 evO116116111
9/29/2012ODORIZZI(R)@ CLEVELANDGOMEZ(R)7-6W1158.5 unO106213200
9/30/2012HOCHEVAR(R)@ CLEVELANDMCALLISTER(R)3-15L1258.5 unO76119100
10/1/2012CHEN(L)DETROITPORCELLO(R)3-6L+1159 unP9811481
10/2/2012GUTHRIE(R)DETROITFISTER(R)4-2W+1158.5 unU982660
10/3/2012MENDOZA(R)DETROITMARTE(R) 
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 Games87-74-12.867-854.50.2680.3304.20.2570.311
Road Games37-43-14.431-434.10.2590.3214.30.2620.317
vs Right-handed Starters61-49-4.347-574.60.2710.3314.00.2550.309
Past 7 Games5-2+2.43-34.00.2430.2793.40.2340.298
Grass Games83-71-13.266-794.50.2690.3314.20.2580.313
Night Games50-48-12.145-474.60.2760.3384.30.2630.316
Division42-29-1.927-394.70.2760.3383.80.2520.302
DETROIT - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.50.2680.330161544614604781630.03697507109557111517499127130
Road Games4.10.2590.321802750711224710.033222546073657492456163
Righty Starters4.60.2710.331110373810123241180.0349433673552764110738776
DETROIT - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.831.312453.72121934254717043024-23391473.6%
Road Games4.431.4261971069719527861956-1421677.8%

KANSAS CITY - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games72-89-3.673-824.20.2650.3144.60.2700.335
Home Games37-43-634-424.30.2790.3274.80.2650.328
vs Right-handed Starters48-61-5.854-514.30.2630.3114.80.2730.335
Past 7 Games2-5-2.75-14.30.2430.2886.70.3120.377
Grass Games69-85-4.670-784.20.2660.3154.60.2700.335
Night Games56-54+12.445-614.30.2660.3124.10.2650.326
Division34-37+0.236-344.50.2740.3224.60.2730.337
KANSAS CITY - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.20.2650.314161560514864631310.0264439710261311076153113168111
Home Games4.30.2790.327802736762238620.023231954446953093498347
Righty Starters4.30.2630.3111093794996304900.0244726668194713997411774
KANSAS CITY - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.191.337559.32191985224422653325-21442068.8%
Home Games3.471.322295.71221142762611526614-12221362.9%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
LUIS MARTE recent results and season statistics
LUIS MARTE - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Games3.321.2630-01219-77174717---
All Starts0.000.0000-00010000000-000-0
Road Starts0.000.0000-00010000000-000-0
Last 3 Starts0.000.0000-00010000000-000-0

LUIS MENDOZA recent results and season statistics
LUIS MENDOZA - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Games4.361.4218-929159-8377170155698---
All Starts4.341.3967-8241395.8736714915458912-12+3.212-12
Home Starts4.951.4264-31267.35.6413773723407-5+3.58-4
Last 3 Starts2.371.1581-03196.3751715151-2-1.22-1
LUIS MENDOZA - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/27/2012at DETROIT4-5+1908.5Loss,Over 7427016FISTER(R)
9/21/2012CLEVELAND6-3-1108.5Win,OverW6228023MASTERSON(R)
9/13/2012at MINNESOTA3-4-1209Loss,Under 6112126HENDRIKS(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
DETROIT is 33-20 (+3.4 Units) against KANSAS CITY over the last 3 seasons
25 of 50 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=-1.2 Units, Under=-4.4 Units)
Games this season
DETROIT is 12-5 (+3.6 Units) against KANSAS CITY this season
10 of 16 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+3.1 Units)

All games at KANSAS CITY over the last 3 seasons
DETROIT is 15-11 (+1.8 Units) against KANSAS CITY over the last 3 seasons
14 of 24 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+2.3 Units)
Games played at KANSAS CITY this season.
KANSAS CITY is 4-4 (+1.1 Units) against DETROIT this season
6 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+4.9 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
10/2/2012DETROIT2-125 Under60060FISTER(R)L4.3372
 KANSAS CITY4+1158.5 unWin92182GUTHRIE(R)W6253
10/1/2012DETROIT6-125  142081PORCELLO(R)W5143
 KANSAS CITY3+1159 un 91181CHEN(L)L5.72101
9/27/2012KANSAS CITY4+190 Over61035MENDOZA(R) 7271
 DETROIT5-2108.5 evWin80040FISTER(R) 7.7250
9/26/2012KANSAS CITY4+140 Over101050GUTHRIE(R) 7472
 DETROIT5-1508.5 unWin92161PORCELLO(R) 4470
9/25/2012KANSAS CITY0+160 Under30140CHEN(L)L6.72103
 DETROIT2-1708.5 evWin1000100SANCHEZ(R)W9031
9/24/2012KANSAS CITY2+230 Over91161HOCHEVAR(R)L7.35121
 DETROIT6-2557.5 unWin131040VERLANDER(R)W8290
8/30/2012DETROIT1-125 Under1200110PORCELLO(R)L5282
 KANSAS CITY2+1159.5 unWin91072GUTHRIE(R)W7.31100
8/29/2012DETROIT0-125 Under60060SANCHEZ(R)L7170
 KANSAS CITY1+1159 ovWin80160CHEN(L)W8041
8/28/2012DETROIT8-180 Over102160VERLANDER(R) 5.78123
 KANSAS CITY9+1707.5 unWin1502110MENDOZA(R) 5671
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
LUIS MARTE vs. KANSAS CITY since 1997
No recent starts.
LUIS MARTE recent starts vs. KANSAS CITY
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
No recent games found.

LUIS MENDOZA vs. DETROIT since 1997
MENDOZA is 1-0 when starting against DETROIT with an ERA of 4.79 and a WHIP of 1.500.
His team's record is 2-2 (+0.7 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-0. (+4.0 units)
LUIS MENDOZA recent starts vs. DETROIT
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/27/2012at DETROIT4-5+1908.5Loss,Over 7427016FISTER(R)
8/28/2012DETROIT9-8+1707.5Win,Over 5667114VERLANDER(R)
9/20/2011DETROIT10-2-11010Win,OverW7216033PENNY(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 Nobody in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in DETROIT games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-987, 15.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in DETROIT games 55.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (228-181, +28.7 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in KANSAS CITY games 49.3% of the time since 1997. (999-1029, -160.4 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in KANSAS CITY games 49.5% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (198-202, -32.9 units)
No Edge.
 
The betting public is favoring nothing on the total in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in DETROIT games 50.4% of the time since 1997. (808-795, -96.7 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in DETROIT games 45.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (116-137, -36.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in KANSAS CITY games 51.4% of the time since 1997. (832-788, -63.4 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in KANSAS CITY games 54% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (134-114, +5.9 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
DETROIT
[C] 04/11/2012 - Victor Martinez 60-day DL (3/14) ( Knee )
[P] 06/03/2012 - Daniel Schlereth 60-day DL (4/21) ( Shoulder )
[2B] 09/13/2012 - Ryan Raburn 15-day DL (9/11) ( Quad )
[P] 09/27/2012 - Max Scherzer expected to miss start Wednesday vs. Kansas City Royals ( Shoulder )
KANSAS CITY
[P] 03/21/2012 - Joakim Soria 60-day DL (3/26), out for season ( Elbow )
[P] 07/16/2012 - Felipe Paulino 60-day DL (6/7) ( Groin )
[P] 03/28/2012 - Blake Wood 60-day DL (3/26), out for season ( Elbow )
[P] 05/14/2012 - Danny Duffy 60-day DL (5/14), out for season ( Elbow )
[2B] 08/17/2012 - Chris Getz 15-day DL (8/19) ( Thumb )
[CF] 09/14/2012 - Lorenzo Cain out for season ( Hamstring )
[1B] 10/02/2012 - Eric Hosmer expected to miss Wednesday vs. Detroit Tigers ( Shoulder )
[3B] 10/02/2012 - Mike Moustakas expected to miss Wednesday vs. Detroit Tigers ( Groin )
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