Kansas City sends Ervin Santana vs Scott Kazmir in Royals vs Indians game
Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Odds
Cleveland pays a visit to Kansas City on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Royals bats in baseball action at Kauffman Stadium.
Scott Kazmir, with a record of 0-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Indians, while the Royals trot Ervin Santana to the mound in this one. He is 2-1 so far in 2013.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Royals as -142 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 3-ranked Royals and the American League No. 8-rated Indians in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Kansas City and its American League No. 8-rated batting order, averaging 4.3 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 7 lineup of the Indians at 4.5 runs per outing.
Kansas City owns the American League's No. 2 defense, allowing 3.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's American League No. 12-rated defense.
A few Indians at Royals trends to consider:
Cleveland is 3-6-1 SU in its last 10 games ,
Cleveland is 3-8-1 SU in its last 12 games ,when playing Kansas City
Cleveland is 1-5-1 SU in its last 7 games ,when playing on the road against Kansas City
Kansas City5-1-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Kansas City8-3-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Cleveland
Kansas City is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing Cleveland
Cleveland at Kansas City, Sunday, April 28