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Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Betting Preview

Cleveland IndiansKansas City Royals
May 17, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Odds

25-13TEAM RECORD20-20

Baseball bettors look for value at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday as host Kansas City battles the Cleveland Indians in baseball odds action.

Kansas City sends Sean O'Sullivan out against Carlos Carrasco for the Indians in this game. O'Sullivan is 2-1 with a 2.84 ERA on the season, while Carrasco is 1-2 on the year and has a 5.29 ERA.

View Cleveland vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Royals as +110 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 9.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 5-rated Indians taking on the American League's No. 10-rated Royals in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas City's No. 3-rated American League offense, averaging 4.7 runs per game, against a Indians defense that ranks No. 3 in the American League at 3.7 in runs allowed per game. The Royals have averaged 8.8 hits per game so far, less than Indians batters have averaged on the year (9.3 hits per game).

Kansas City owns the American League's No. 13 defense, allowing 4.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's American League No. 3-rated defense.

The Indians were a 19-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (20) was good news for OVER bettors. Cleveland enjoyed a laugher in their last game on Monday, running up a 19-1 score against the Royals.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

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

A few Indians at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 10 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Kansas City's last 10 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland at Chi White Sox, Wednesday, May 18
Kansas City home to Texas, Wednesday, May 18

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