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Cleveland IndiansKansas City Royals
Sep 4, 2:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Odds

69-67TEAM RECORD58-82

Kansas City will look to improve on its 58-82 record when take on Cleveland, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Sunday.

Jeanmar Gomez gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Indians on this day; he's 1-2 on the season. The Royals, meanwhile, will counter with Jeff Francis, who will be looking to improve on his 5-14 mark.

View Cleveland vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Royals as -135 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 9.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Royals, most recently No. 9 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Indians, who rate an American League No. 13 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City's No. 6 ranked American League offense (4.4 runs per game) against a Indians defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 in the American League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Royals have been averaging 9.4 hits per game, more than the Indians have managed so far this season (8.4 hits on average).

Kansas City owns the American League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's American League No. 9-rated defense.

The Indians were a 5-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at -132 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. Cleveland looks to rebound from a loss to the Royals, who beat them 5-1 on Saturday behind a start from Luke Hochevar at Kauffman Stadium.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a win are 1-9

A few Indians at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Cleveland's last 13 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing Kansas City
Cleveland is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Kansas City's last 13 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Cleveland
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland home to Detroit, Monday, September 5
Kansas City at Oakland, Monday, September 5

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