MLB Betting Line Favors the Cleveland Indians over the Kansas City Royals

Kansas City Royals

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Cleveland Indians
Friday, July 04, 2014 7:05 PM ET
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The Cleveland Indians get a visit from the Kansas City Royals in MLB baseball betting action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Cleveland hands the ball to starter Josh Tomlin in this one and he'll try to improve on his 5-5 mark on the year. Kansas City counters with Yordano Ventura, who will try to quiet the fans and the Indians bats at the same time.

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Cleveland sat as -112 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 8, according to BetOnline.

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Computer Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.4-4.1 win for the Royals. A 4.4-4.1 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 sport a record of 41-43 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 44-40 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Kansas City injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 12-rated Cleveland Indians and the league No. 16-ranked Kansas City Royals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Stats Matchup

The game also pits Cleveland Indians No. 7-rated offense, averaging 4.43 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals defense that ranks No. 12 at 3.98 in runs allowed per game. The Cleveland Indians have averaged 8.69 hits per game so far, less than Kansas City Royals batters have averaged on the year (9.01 hits per game).

Defensively, Kansas City features the No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.68 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 at home, scoring 4.5 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Kansas City was a 4-0 winner on the road against the Twins. Bettors on Kansas City at -138 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Jason Vargas silenced the Twins bats in a 4-0 victory last time out versus Minnesota at Target Field.

Cleveland was a 5-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Dodgers. They won as +130 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors. The Indians enjoyed a 5-4 victory at the expense of the Dodgers on Wednesday, with Trevor Bauer throwing 1 innings of 1-hit ball at Dodger Stadium.

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Betting Odds Trends

Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Kansas City is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games on the road
Kansas City is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games
Cleveland is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Cleveland, Saturday, July 5th

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