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Sep 28, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Odds

70-86TEAM RECORD65-91

The Cleveland Indians host Kansas City on Friday, looking to build on their 65-91 mark against the 70-86 Royals in MLB betting action at Progressive Field.

The Indians will turn to David Huff and his 1-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Royals send Will Smith (6-8) to the hill.

View Kansas City vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Royals were listed as +-110 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Indians, most recently No. 14 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Royals, who rate an American League No. 7 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Cleveland owns the No. 10 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.5 per game. By contrast, the Royals are rated No. 3 in the same category at 9.2 per game.

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the American League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.

Kansas City lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Tigers on September 27. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -210 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-4 to Detroit on Thursday at Comerica Park.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 6-4 winner on the road against the White Sox. Bettors on Cleveland at +142 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Indians enjoyed a 6-4 victory at the expense of the White Sox on Wednesday, with Justin Masterson throwing 4 2/3 innings of 7-hit ball at U.S. Cellular Field.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 8-2
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 2-8
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

A few Royals at Indians trends to consider:
Kansas City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 9 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 10 games
Cleveland is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games

Next up:
Kansas City at Cleveland, Saturday, September 29

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