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Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Betting Preview

Kansas City RoyalsCleveland Indians
April 25, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Odds

3-14TEAM RECORD9-6

Kansas City pays a visit to Cleveland on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Indians bats in baseball action at Progressive Field.

Cleveland hands the ball to starter Ubaldo Jimenez in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-0 mark on the year. Kansas City counters with Luke Hochevar, who will try to quiet the fans and the Indians bats at the same time.

View Kansas City vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Cleveland opened as -135 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Indians, most recently No. 11 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Royals, who rate an American League No. 9 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Cleveland owns the No. 6 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.7 per game. By contrast, the Royals are rated No. 4 in the same category at 8.9 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the American League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 3 runs per game on the highway. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

Kansas City was a 4-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Indians. They lost as +114 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Kansas City looks to rebound from a loss to the Indians, who beat them 4-3 on Tuesday behind a start from Derek Lowe at Progressive Field.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 0-10

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Royals at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games
Kansas City is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Kansas City at Cleveland, Thursday, April 26

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