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Kansas City Royals home to Indians in baseball betting action

Cleveland IndiansKansas City Royals
April 15, 2:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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The Kansas City Royals battle the visiting Cleveland Indians on Sunday in MLB betting action at Kauffman Stadium.

Luis Mendoza gets the call for the Kansas City Royals and he will try to build on a 0-1 mark. In the other dugout, Ubaldo Jimenez brings a 0-0 ledger to the game for the Indians as he tries to quiet the Royals bats.

View Cleveland vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as -110 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 6-rated Indians taking on the American League's No. 13-rated Royals in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City's No. 11 ranked American League offense (4 runs per game) against a Indians defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the American League at 6.1 runs allowed per game. The Royals have been averaging 8.6 hits per game, more than the Indians have managed so far this season (8.3 hits on average).

Kansas City owns the American League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's American League No. 13-rated defense.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 11-9 winner on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Cleveland at +129 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (20) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Cleveland won a close affair on Saturday in their last outing, defeating Kansas City 11-9 in extra innings at Kauffman Stadium.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Indians at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 9 games on the road
Cleveland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Cleveland's last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Kansas City's last 21 games

Next up:
Cleveland at Seattle, Tuesday, April 17
Kansas City home to Detroit, Monday, April 16

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