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Jeanmar Gomez vs Jonathan Sanchez matchup featured in MLB action

Cleveland IndiansKansas City Royals
April 14, 7:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Cleveland duelling Kansas City on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.

Jeanmar Gomez, with a record of 0-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Indians, while the Royals trot Jonathan Sanchez to the mound in this one. He is 1-0 so far in 2012.

View Cleveland vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Indians were listed as +-155 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 13 (Royals) and the No. 6 (Indians) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Kansas City and its American League No. 12-rated batting order, averaging 3.3 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 5 lineup of the Indians at 4.7 runs per outing.

Kansas City owns the American League's No. 4 defense, allowing 3.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's American League No. 13-rated defense.

In their last action, Cleveland was an 8-3 winner on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Cleveland at +101 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Indians grabbed a win last time out, defeating Luke Hochevar and the Royals 8-3 on Friday at Kauffman Stadium.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Indians at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 8 games on the road
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Cleveland's last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Kansas City's last 20 games
Kansas City is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland at Kansas City, Sunday, April 15

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