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Baseball odds preview - Cleveland vs. Kansas City

Cleveland IndiansKansas City Royals
July 31, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Odds

50-52TEAM RECORD41-60

The Royals get a visit from the Cleveland Indians in baseball action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Cleveland puts its faith in starter Derek Lowe to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 8-9. Getting the ball for the Royals is Luke Hochevar, who owns a 6-9 record on the season with a 5.26 ERA.

View Cleveland vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Royals as -110 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 12-rated Indians taking on the American League's No. 8-rated Royals in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 2 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.3 per game. By contrast, the Indians are rated No. 9 in the same category at 8.6 per game.

Kansas City owns the American League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's American League No. 13-rated defense.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 5-1 loser on the road against the Twins. Bettors on Minnesota at -111 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Cleveland looks to rebound from a loss to the Twins, who beat them 5-1 on Sunday behind a start from Brian Duensing at Target Field.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 7-6 loser on the road against the Mariners. Bettors on Seattle at -190 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Kansas City looks to rebound from a loss to the Mariners, who beat them 7-6 on Sunday behind a start from Felix Hernandez at Safeco Field.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Seattle are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Indians at Royals trends to consider:
Cleveland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
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 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland at Kansas City, Wednesday, August 1

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