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Kansas City Royals home to Indians in baseball betting action

Cleveland IndiansKansas City Royals
Sep 23, 2:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Odds

62-90TEAM RECORD70-81

Cleveland pays a visit to Kansas City on Sunday, hoping to shut down the Royals bats in baseball action at Kauffman Stadium.

David Huff gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Indians on this day; he's 0-0 on the season. The Royals, meanwhile, will counter with Luke Hochevar, who will be looking to improve on his 8-14 mark.

View Cleveland vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Kansas City opened as -125 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 9.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 7 (Royals) and the No. 14 (Indians) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas City's No. 12-rated American League offense, averaging 4.2 runs per game, against a Indians defense that ranks No. 13 in the American League at 5.2 in runs allowed per game. The Royals have averaged 9.3 hits per game so far, more than Indians batters have averaged on the year (8.4 hits per game).

Kansas City owns the American League's No. 10 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's American League No. 13-rated defense.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at -139 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Indians endured a 5-3 loss at the hands of the Royals on Saturday, with Ubaldo Jimenez throwing 4 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 9-1
After a win are 5-5

A few Indians at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 9 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland at Chi White Sox, Monday, September 24
Kansas City at Detroit, Monday, September 24

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