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MLB Game Preview - Royals underdogs vs Indians at Cleveland

Kansas City RoyalsCleveland Indians
May 29, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Odds

19-28TEAM RECORD27-21

The Indians get a visit from the Kansas City Royals in baseball action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

It's a pitching duel between Justin Masterson for the Indians (2-3 on the year) and Will Smith for Kansas City (0-1 so far).

View Kansas City vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Indians as -155 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 9-rated Royals taking on the American League's No. 11-rated Indians in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Cleveland owns the No. 8 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.5 per game. By contrast, the Royals are rated No. 4 in the same category at 9 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Cleveland has the American League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the American League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

The Royals were an 8-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at -131 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Kansas City suffered an 8-5 loss against Cleveland on Monday, as Nate Adcock wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Progressive Field.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Royals at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
Cleveland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Cleveland, Wednesday, May 30

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