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Baseball odds preview - Kansas City vs. Cleveland

Kansas City RoyalsCleveland Indians
June 19, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Cleveland and Kansas City on Wednesday, with the host Indians trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Indians will turn to Justin Masterson and his 8-5 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Royals send Luis Mendoza (2-3) to the hill.

View Kansas City vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Royals listed as underdogs of +-155 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 7-ranked Indians and the American League No. 3-rated Royals in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cleveland has the American League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 8.6 hits per game. The Royals average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 7 on the American League list.

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.6 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the American League at home, scoring 4.5 runs per game.

The Royals were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at +102 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Kansas City looks to rebound from a loss to the Indians, who beat them 4-3 on Tuesday behind a start from Ubaldo Jimenez at Progressive Field.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Royals at Indians trends to consider:
Kansas City is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Kansas City's last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Kansas City's last 25 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Cleveland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Kansas City home to Chi White Sox, Friday, June 21
Cleveland home to Minnesota, Friday, June 21