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Cleveland Indians at Kansas City Royals Betting Lines and Pick

Cleveland Indians

vs

Kansas City Royals
Friday, August 29, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium

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

Danny Salazar, with a record of 4-6 on the season, gets the ball for the Cleveland Indians, while the Kansas City Royals trot Jason Vargas to the mound in this one. He is 10-6 so far in 2014.

Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Baseball betting odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Kansas City Royals as -140 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 7.5 at shops such as BetOnline.

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Computer Prediction: Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Royals to win this game 4.5-4.3. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kansas City Royals sport a record of 74-59 heading into this matchup, while the Cleveland Indians sit at 68-64 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Cleveland injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 4-ranked Kansas City Royals and the No. 14-rated Cleveland Indians in this matchup.

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How Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Stats Matchup

The game also pits Kansas City Royals No. 13-rated offense, averaging 4.13 runs per game, against a Cleveland Indians defense that ranks No. 18 at 4.16 in runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have averaged 9.03 hits per game so far, more than Cleveland Indians batters have averaged on the year (8.74 hits per game).

Defensively, Cleveland features the No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.29 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 at home, scoring 3.77 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Cleveland was a 3-2 winner on the road against the White Sox. Bettors on Cleveland at -117 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Indians enjoyed a 3-2 victory at the expense of the White Sox on Thursday, with Carlos Carrasco throwing 6 2/3 innings of 4-hit ball at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Royals were a 11-5 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at +143 on the moneyline, while the total score (16) was good news for OVER bettors. The Royals got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Minnesota on Thursday; it was a 11-5 final at Kauffman Stadium in MLB wagering action.

Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends

Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 8 games
Cleveland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
Kansas City is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games
Kansas City is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
Kansas City is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Cleveland

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