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Kyle Davies Royals at Home vs Cleveland in MLB Clash

Cleveland IndiansKansas City Royals
May 16, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Kansas City vs Cleveland battle on Monday at Kauffman Stadium as the Royals try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

It's a pitching duel between Kyle Davies for the Royals (1-5 on the year) and Josh Tomlin for Cleveland (4-1 so far).

View Cleveland vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Cleveland before the first pitch in this match will find them as 105-moneyline favorites. They will see an opening total of 9.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Royals, most recently No. 10 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Indians, who rate an American League No. 5 in the latest survey.

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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. 3-rated offensive output, at 8.9 hits per game. The Indians average 9.1 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the American League list.

Kansas City owns the American League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's American League No. 4-rated defense.

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

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 2-8
After playing Detroit are 5-5
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 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 9 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 9 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Kansas City, Tuesday, May 17

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