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Carlos Carrasco out to silence Royals bats in MLB contest

Kansas City RoyalsCleveland Indians
June 17, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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The Cleveland Indians battle the visiting Kansas City Royals on Monday in MLB betting action at Progressive Field.

For the Indians, Carlos Carrasco gets the ball, charged with keeping the Royals hitters off the base paths. He'll face James Shields, 2-6 on the year.

View Kansas City vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Indians as +125 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 7-rated Indians and the league No. 3-ranked Royals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 5 ranked American League offense (4.7 runs per game) against a Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 in the American League at 3.7 runs allowed per game. The Indians have been averaging 8.6 hits per game, less than the Royals have managed so far this season (8.8 hits on average).

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 3-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 4.6 runs per game.

The Royals were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at +135 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. Kansas City looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rays, a 5-3 final on Sunday in support of Wade Davis at Tropicana Field.

The Indians were a 2-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for UNDER bettors. Corey Kluber chucked 8 shutout innings at the Nationals in their last game, striking out 8 in a 2-0 win against Washington in baseball action at Progressive Field.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

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

A few Royals at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Kansas City is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing Cleveland
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Cleveland, Tuesday, June 18