Indians vs Royals Baseball Game Preview
Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Odds
Cleveland pays a visit to Kansas City on Sunday, hoping to shut down the Royals bats in baseball action at Kauffman Stadium.
Jeremy Guthrie gets the call for the Kansas City Royals and he will try to build on a 2-0 mark. In the other dugout, Justin Masterson brings a 4-1 ledger to the game for the Indians as he tries to quiet the Royals bats.
Bettors looking to side with the Royals in this matchup found them as -122 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 3-rated Royals and the league No. 8-ranked Indians, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Indians rank No. 10 in the American League at 8.4 hits per game. That compares with Kansas City’s No. 4 ranking in that category.
Kansas City owns the American League's No. 2 defense, allowing 3.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's American League No. 12-rated defense.
The Indians were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at -150 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Cleveland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-2 to Kansas City on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 3-7
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Indians at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 18 of Cleveland's last 24 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland at Kansas City, Sunday, April 28