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Cleveland IndiansKansas City Royals
Sep 22, 7:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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

The match puts starter Ubaldo Jimenez for the Indians on the hill facing Will Smith for the Royals. Jimenez brings a 9-16 mark to the game, while Smith is 5-8 to date on the season.

View Cleveland vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Kansas City sat as -120 favorites. The total was set at 9.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Royals, most recently No. 7 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Indians, who rate an American League No. 14 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Kansas City and its American League No. 12-rated batting order, averaging 4.2 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 13 lineup of the Indians at 4 runs per outing.

Kansas City owns the American League's No. 10 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's American League No. 14-rated defense.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 6-3 loser as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at -110 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cleveland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-3 to Kansas City on Friday at Kauffman Stadium.

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

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

A few Indians at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
Cleveland is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games

Next up:
Cleveland at Kansas City, Sunday, September 23

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