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Cleveland IndiansKansas City Royals
Sep 3, 7:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Odds

69-66TEAM RECORD57-82

The Kansas City Royals battle the visiting Cleveland Indians on Saturday in MLB betting action at Kauffman Stadium.

David Huff gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Indians on this day; he's 2-2 on the season. The Royals, meanwhile, will counter with Luke Hochevar, who will be looking to improve on his 9-10 mark.

View Cleveland vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 9-ranked Royals and the American League No. 13-rated Indians in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Kansas City and its American League No. 6-rated batting order, averaging 4.4 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 9 lineup of the Indians at 4.2 runs per outing.

Cleveland brings the American League's No. 9-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals' league No. 12-ranked defense.

Cleveland won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Royals on September 2. Bettors who backed the Indians at -118 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Indians enjoyed a 5-4 victory at the expense of the Royals on Friday, with Justin Masterson throwing 7 innings of 7-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Indians at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Cleveland's last 12 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Kansas City's last 12 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Kansas City's last 12 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Kansas City, Sunday, September 4

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