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Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians Betting Lines and Pick

Progressive Field hosts an MLB battle between the Cleveland Indians and the visiting Kansas City Royals on Monday with baseball's most profitable pitcher on the hill for the Royals.

Edinson Volquez, +1044 so far (based on a $100 bet on every one of his starts), is on the road today vs the Indians. He ranks ninth in run support this season at 5.28 runs per game.

The Cleveland Indians will rely on Josh Tomlin to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Volquez will be his counterpart for the Kansas City Royals. The Tribe is 5-1 this season in Tomlin's starts, while the Royals have won five straight Volquez starts (he is 13-7 overall).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Cleveland Indians were listed as -129 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at Bovada, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at BetOnline.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.2-4.8 win for the Indians on Monday. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Cleveland (70-71) will face the 84-58 Royals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Kansas City injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Cleveland Indians at No. 5 and the Kansas City Royals at No. 17 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cleveland Indians No. 20-rated offense, averaging 4.11 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals defense that ranks No. 9 at 3.96 in runs allowed per game. The Cleveland Indians have averaged 8.65 hits per game so far, less than Kansas City Royals batters have averaged on the year (9.28 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Cleveland has the No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-2 to Baltimore on Sunday at Camden Yards.

Cleveland suffered a 9-2 loss against Detroit on Sunday, as T Bauer wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Progressive Field.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Kansas City's last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Kansas City's last 14 games when playing Cleveland
  • Cleveland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Cleveland, Tuesday, September 15th

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