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Cleveland sends Derek Lowe vs Jonathan Sanchez in Indians vs Royals game

Kansas City RoyalsCleveland Indians
April 24, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Odds

3-13TEAM RECORD8-6

Cleveland will try to be nasty hosts on Tuesday when the Kansas City Royals pay a visit to Progressive Field.

The Indians will rely on Derek Lowe to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jonathan Sanchez will be his counterpart for the Royals. Derek Lowe is 2-1 this season, and Jonathan Sanchez is 1-0.

View Kansas City vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Indians in this one will find them as -135 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 9-rated Royals taking on the American League's No. 11-rated Indians in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 3-rated American League offense, averaging 5.3 runs per game, against a Royals defense that ranks No. 11 in the American League at 5.1 in runs allowed per game. The Indians have averaged 8.7 hits per game so far, almost the same as Royals batters have averaged on the year (8.7 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the American League's No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 2.8 runs per game on the highway. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

Kansas City was a 4-1 loser in its last match at home against the Blue Jays. They lost as -109 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-1 to Toronto on Monday at Kauffman Stadium.

Cleveland was a 5-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Athletics. They lost as +104 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Indians endured a 5-1 loss at the hands of the Athletics on Sunday, with Justin Masterson throwing 5 innings of 6-hit ball at O.co Coliseum.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 1-9
Before playing Cleveland are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a loss are 0-10

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

A few Royals at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games
Kansas City is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Cleveland's last 11 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City at Cleveland, Wednesday, April 25

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