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Bruce Chen faces Danny Salazar in MLB odds action

Cleveland IndiansKansas City Royals
Sep 18, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Odds

82-69TEAM RECORD79-72

MLB wagering interest swings to the Kansas City vs Cleveland battle on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium as the Royals try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

It's a pitching duel between Bruce Chen for the Royals (4-3 on the year) and Danny Salazar for Cleveland (1-2 so far).

View Cleveland vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as $CARBON-LINK$ had set the Royals as -133 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at $BODOG-LINK$.

Power Rankings:
The Royals sit at No. 4 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Indians sit at an American League No. 6 on the same chart.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City's No. 11 ranked American League offense (4 runs per game) against a Indians defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 7 in the American League at 4.2 runs allowed per game. The Royals have been averaging 9 hits per game, more than the Indians have managed so far this season (8.5 hits on average).

Defensively, Cleveland features the American League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the American League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

The Indians were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. Cleveland got the job done in their last match in a 5-3 victory over Kansas City on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium behind starter Corey Kluber.

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

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Indians at Royals trends to consider:
Cleveland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Kansas City is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Kansas City is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Kansas City is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games

Next up:
Cleveland home to Houston, Thursday, September 19
Kansas City home to Texas, Friday, September 20