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MLB Game Preview - Indians underdogs vs Royals at Kansas City

Cleveland IndiansKansas City Royals
April 19, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Odds

12-4TEAM RECORD10-6

The Kansas City Royals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Cleveland Indians invade Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday.

The Royals will turn to Bruce Chen and his 2-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Indians send Jeanmar Gomez (0-0) to the hill.

View Cleveland vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Kansas City opened as -140 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 9.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 1 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.7 per game. By contrast, the Indians are rated No. 4 in the same category at 9.1 per game.

Defensively, Cleveland features the American League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 2.4 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the American League at home, scoring 5.3 runs per game.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 7-3 winner as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -110 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cleveland needed extra innings to get the job done against the Royals on Monday as the Indians defeated them 7-3 at Kauffman Stadium.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Kansas City are 8-2
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 2-8
After playing Cleveland are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

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
Cleveland is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 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 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing Cleveland
Kansas City is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Cleveland at Kansas City, Wednesday, April 20

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