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Indians and Royals are Going UNDER

The Cleveland Indians have dominated within their division this season, and they’ll have an opportunity to improve that record when they face off against the Kansas City Royals on Monday.

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  • The Royals are 19-7 SU in their last 26 games at home.
  • The total has gone OVER in 18 of the Royals' last 25 games with a closing total of 8.0 or less.
  • The Indians are 0-4 SU in their last four games on the road against the Royals.

Corey Kluber and Edinson Volquez are the probable starters. Kluber (9-8, 3.61 ERA) has worked at least eight innings and struck out seven in three of his last four outings. The former Cy Young Award winner owns a 6-6 record with a 3.45 ERA in 16 career starts against the Royals.

Volquez (8-8, 4.85) posted his first win in four tries in a victory over the Seattle Mariners on July 9. Volquez is 1-2 with a 5.09 ERA in three starts against the Indians this season.

When the Tribe and Royals get together, low-scoring affairs tend to follow. The UNDER is 3-1 in the past four meetings between the clubs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Cleveland Indians listed as favorites of -122 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.3-3.8 victory for the Indians. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

46-45 Kansas City battles the Indians, currently with a 54-37 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Cleveland injuries news.

The Kansas City Royals sit at No. 26 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cleveland Indians sit at No. 10 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Kansas City Royals No. 25-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Cleveland Indians offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.96 runs per game. The Royals have averaged 9.26 hits per game to date this season, more than the Indians hitters have managed (9.02 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Cleveland owns the No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.71 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cleveland rolled to a 6-1 win against Minnesota on Sunday, as J Tomlin and the Indians' bats led the team to victory at Target Field.

Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-2 to Detroit on Sunday at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 16-7 ATS in its last 23 games
  • Cleveland is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • Cleveland is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Kansas City is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games
  • Kansas City is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland at Kansas City, Tuesday, July 19th

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