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Cleveland Indians take on Royals in baseball test

Cleveland IndiansKansas City Royals
Sep 2, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Odds

68-66TEAM RECORD57-81

The Cleveland Indians will look to grab a road win when they take on the Royals in Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium on Friday in baseball odds action.

Bruce Chen will take the mound for Kansas City, and he'll carry a 10-5 record into the contest. Justin Masterson gets the ball for Cleveland; he's 10-8 so far this season.

View Cleveland vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Kansas City sat as +115 underdogs. The total was set at 8.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Royals at No. 9 in the American League and the Indians at No. 13 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City's No. 6 ranked American League offense (4.4 runs per game) against a Indians defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 in the American League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Royals have been averaging 9.4 hits per game, more than the Indians have managed so far this season (8.5 hits on average).

Kansas City owns the American League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's American League No. 9-rated defense.

The Indians were a 7-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -111 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Cleveland didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Gio Gonzalez in a losing cause, 7-0, against Oakland on Thursday.

Kansas City was a 11-8 winner in its last match on the road against the Tigers. They won as +165 underdogs, while the total score of 19 made winners of OVER bettors. The Royals enjoyed a 11-8 victory at the expense of the Tigers on Thursday, with Danny Duffy throwing 5 innings of 6-hit ball at Comerica Park.

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

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Cleveland are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a win are 2-8

A few Indians at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Cleveland's last 11 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Cleveland is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Kansas City's last 11 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Kansas City is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games

Next up:
Cleveland at Kansas City, Saturday, September 3

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