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Kansas City Royals take on Indians in baseball test

Kansas City RoyalsCleveland Indians
Sep 29, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Odds

70-87TEAM RECORD66-91

Kansas City pays a visit to Cleveland on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Indians bats in baseball action at Progressive Field.

Cleveland hands the ball to starter Jeanmar Gomez in this one and he'll try to improve on his 5-8 mark on the year. Kansas City counters with Jake Odorizzi, who will try to quiet the fans and the Indians bats at the same time.

View Kansas City vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Cleveland opened as -120 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:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Indians at No. 14 in the American League and the Royals at No. 7 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cleveland has the American League's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 8.5 hits per game. The Royals average 9.2 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the American League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Cleveland has the American League's No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the American League's No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Kansas City was an 8-5 loser on the road against the Indians. Bettors on Cleveland at -116 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Kansas City suffered an 8-5 loss against Cleveland on Friday, as Will Smith wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Progressive Field.

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

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 3-7
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

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

Next up:
Kansas City at Cleveland, Sunday, September 30

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