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Kansas City sends Luis Mendoza vs Zach McAllister in Royals vs Indians game

Cleveland IndiansKansas City Royals
Aug 1, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Odds

50-53TEAM RECORD42-60

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

The match puts starter Zach McAllister for the Indians on the hill facing Luis Mendoza for the Royals. McAllister brings a 4-2 mark to the game, while Mendoza is 3-6 to date on the season.

View Cleveland vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Royals as -105 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Royals - Indians odds would favor the Royals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Kansas City is rated No. 8 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Cleveland is at No. 12 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 2 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.4 per game. By contrast, the Indians are rated No. 9 in the same category at 8.6 per game.

Cleveland brings the American League's No. 13-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals' league No. 11-ranked defense.

Cleveland lost its last outing, an 8-3 result against the Royals on July 31. Bettors who backed the Royals at -118 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Cleveland looks to rebound from a loss to the Royals, who beat them 8-3 on Tuesday behind a start from Luke Hochevar at Kauffman Stadium.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

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

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

Next up:
Cleveland at Kansas City, Thursday, August 2

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