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Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Betting Matchup Report

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July 2, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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

The Royals will turn to Luis Mendoza and his 2-4 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Indians send Corey Kluber (5-5) to the hill.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Royals as -109 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 3-rated Royals and the league No. 7-ranked Indians, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has the American League's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 8.8 hits per game. The Indians average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 8 on the American League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Kansas City has the American League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the American League's No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

Cleveland was a 4-0 winner in its last match on the road against the White Sox. They won as +123 underdogs, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors. Cleveland threw a shutout at Chicago in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Justin Masterson to defeat Chicago 4-0 on Sunday.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 9-8 winner on the road against the Twins. Bettors on Kansas City at -108 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (17) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Kansas City got the job done in their last match in a 9-8 victory over Minnesota on Sunday at Target Field behind starter Ervin Santana.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Indians at Royals trends to consider:
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cleveland's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Kansas City's last 18 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Kansas City is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Kansas City is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland at Kansas City, Wednesday, July 3