Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Betting Matchup Report
Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Odds
The Cleveland Indians battle the visiting Kansas City Royals on Saturday in MLB betting action at Progressive Field.
Cleveland hands the ball to starter Scott Kazmir in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-4 mark on the year. Kansas City counters with Jeremy Guthrie, who will try to quiet the fans and the Indians bats at the same time.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Royals listed as underdogs of +-134 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 4-rated Royals taking on the American League's No. 9-rated Indians in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 4 ranked American League offense (4.8 runs per game) against a Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 in the American League at 4 runs allowed per game. The Indians have been averaging 8.6 hits per game, less than the Royals have managed so far this season (8.7 hits on average).
Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the American League's No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.8 runs per game on the highway. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.
Kansas City was a 3-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Indians. They lost as +134 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Royals were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Cleveland staff and losing 3-0 to the Indians on Friday at Progressive Field.
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Royals at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Kansas City at Cleveland, Sunday, July 14