Royals close out set against Indians
The Kansas City Royals are expected to send Bruce Chen to the mound on Wednesday night as they close out their three-game MLB betting series against the Cleveland Indians.
Chen is 7-3 with a 3.11 ERA on the season, and he's 6-3 with a 4.33 ERA over 18 career appearances against the Indians. The lefthander faced the Tigers in Detroit last time out, allowing five earned runs over his 4 1-3 innings pitched.
The Indians send Danny Salazar (1-2) to the hill for the contest.
This game puts the Royals, most recently No. 6 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Indians, who rate a No. 5 in the latest survey.
The Indians were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. Cleveland got the job done in their last match in a 5-3 victory over Kansas City on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium behind starter Corey Kluber.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Indians rank No. 18 at 8.5 hits per game. That compares with Kansas City’s No. 11 ranking in that category.
Kansas City owns the No. 6 defense, allowing 4.04 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's No. 14-rated defense.
A few Indians at Royals trends to consider:
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games
Cleveland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
Kansas City is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
Kansas City is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Cleveland at Houston, Thursday, September 19th
Kansas City at Texas, Friday, September 20th