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July 30, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Odds

45-61TEAM RECORD52-51

Kansas City pays a visit to Cleveland on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Indians bats in baseball action at Progressive Field.

It's a pitching duel between Justin Masterson for the Indians (8-7 on the year) and Felipe Paulino for Kansas City (1-4 so far).

View Kansas City vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-160 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Indians sit at No. 13 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Royals sit at an American League No. 10 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 8-rated American League offense, averaging 4.2 runs per game, against a Royals defense that ranks No. 13 in the American League at 4.9 in runs allowed per game. The Indians have averaged 8.2 hits per game so far, less than Royals batters have averaged on the year (9.3 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the American League's No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 5.2 runs per game on the highway. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 12-0 winner as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at +114 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Kansas City routed Cleveland on Friday by a 12-0 score at Progressive Field, plating runs all day in baseball betting action.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 2-8
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

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

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

Next up:
Kansas City at Cleveland, Sunday, July 31

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