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Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Betting Matchup Report

Kansas City RoyalsCleveland Indians
July 29, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Odds

44-61TEAM RECORD52-50

The Cleveland Indians host Kansas City on Friday, looking to build on their 52-50 mark against the 44-61 Royals in MLB betting action at Progressive Field.

Cleveland hands the ball to starter Carlos Carrasco in this one and he'll try to improve on his 8-8 mark on the year. Kansas City counters with Jeff Francis, who will try to quiet the fans and the Indians bats at the same time.

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Betting Line:
The Royals were listed as +-145 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 13-ranked Indians and the American League No. 10-rated Royals in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Cleveland and its American League No. 7-rated batting order, averaging 4.2 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 6 lineup of the Royals at 4.4 runs per outing.

Kansas City brings the American League's No. 13-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Indians' league No. 9-ranked defense.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 4-3 winner on the road against the Red Sox. Bettors on Kansas City at +258 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Kansas City got the job done in their last match in a 4-3 victory over Boston on Thursday at Fenway Park behind starter Luke Hochevar.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Angels at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at -118 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Cleveland looks to rebound from a loss to the Angels, who beat them 3-1 on Wednesday behind a start from Ervin Santana at Progressive Field.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Cleveland are 1-9
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas City are 8-2
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
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 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kansas City's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Cleveland, Saturday, July 30

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