Indians visit Kansas City Royals in MLB clash
Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Odds
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Cleveland duelling Kansas City on Monday at Kauffman Stadium.
Kansas City hands the ball to starter Wade Davis in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-1 mark on the year. Cleveland counters with Ubaldo Jimenez, who will try to quiet the fans and the Royals bats at the same time.
Kansas City was a -131 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 9.
The Royals sit at No. 2 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Indians sit at an American League No. 9 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kansas City's American League No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.4 runs per game, against a Indians offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.4 runs per game in the league. The Royals have averaged 9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Indians hitters have managed (8.7 per nine innings).
Comparing defensive stats, Cleveland owns the American League's No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.
Cleveland won its last outing, a 10-3 result against the Royals on April 28. Bettors who backed the Indians at +128 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Cleveland got the job done in their last match in a 10-3 victory over Kansas City on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium behind starter Corey Kluber.
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-5
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a win are 4-6
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
A few Indians at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Cleveland's last 13 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Cleveland is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
Cleveland is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games
Kansas City is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Kansas City's last 13 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Cleveland home to Philadelphia, Tuesday, April 30
Kansas City home to Tampa Bay, Tuesday, April 30