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Indians vs Royals Baseball Game Preview

Cleveland IndiansKansas City Royals
July 3, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday as host Kansas City battles the Cleveland Indians in baseball odds action.

It's a pitching duel between Jeremy Guthrie for the Royals (7-6 on the year) and Scott Kazmir for Cleveland (4-4 so far).

View Cleveland vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were +-120 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 9 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Royals at No. 3 in the American League and the Indians at No. 7 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has the American League's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 8.8 hits per game. The Indians average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 8 on the American League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Kansas City has the American League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the American League's No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 6-5 winner as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at +100 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cleveland rolled to a 6-5 win against Kansas City on Tuesday, as Corey Kluber and the Indians' bats led the team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

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

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

A few Indians at Royals trends to consider:
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Cleveland's last 19 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Kansas City's last 19 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Kansas City's last 20 games when playing Cleveland
Kansas City is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
Cleveland at Kansas City, Thursday, July 4