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OVER is Rare When Kluber Battles Royals

The OVER has been the winning wager for totals bettors at the online sportsbooks in just one of Corey Kluber's last six starts against the Kansas City Royals as he takes the mound for the Cleveland Indians in odds action on Monday.

Kluber is 0-2 with a 3.90 ERA on the season, getting tagged with a loss in his most recent start after allowing six runs on 13 hits over six innings of work against the White Sox. Jason Vargas is the probable starter for the Royals on Monday; Vargas is 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA so far this season.

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Cleveland sat as -152 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 7.5, according to MyBookie.

Computer Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.1-3.9 win for the Royals. A 5.1-3.9 result in favor of the Royals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland Indians bring a 6-11 record to the battle against the 12-6 Royals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Kansas City injuries news.

The Cleveland Indians sit at No. 21 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Kansas City Royals sit at No. 3 on the same chart.

How Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Stats Match Up

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Cleveland Indians No. 23-ranked scoring average of 3.76 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals offense rated No. 5 and scoring 4.94 runs per game. The Indians have averaged 8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (10.28 per nine innings).

Defensively, Kansas City features the No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.56 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City looks to rebound from a loss to the White Sox, who beat them 5-3 on Sunday behind a start from John Danks at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Indians were saddled with a loss last time out in Carlos Carrasco's start, as they lost 8-6 against Detroit on Sunday at Comerica Park.

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Betting Odds Trends

Kansas City is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
Kansas City is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Kansas City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland's last 11 games
Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Cleveland, Tuesday, April 28th

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