MLB betting line favors Indians over Royals
Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Odds
The Cleveland Indians look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Royals arrive at Progressive Field on Tuesday.
Ervin Santana gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Royals on this day; he's 5-5 on the season. The Indians, meanwhile, will counter with Ubaldo Jimenez, who will be looking to improve on his 5-4 mark.
The Royals were listed as +-118 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 7-rated Indians and the league No. 3-ranked Royals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Cleveland and its American League No. 6-rated batting order, averaging 4.6 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 11 lineup of the Royals at 4 runs per outing.
Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.6 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the American League at home, scoring 4.5 runs per game.
The Royals were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at -138 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Kansas City looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Indians, a 2-1 final on Monday in support of James Shields at Progressive Field.
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a win are 8-2
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
A few Royals at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Kansas City is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Kansas City's last 24 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Cleveland's last 24 games when playing Kansas City
Cleveland is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
Kansas City at Cleveland, Wednesday, June 19