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The division rival Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals are set to renew hostilities on Sunday when they meet at Kauffman Stadium.
The Indians will trot Justin Masterson out to the mound in this one. Righthander Masterson has a 4-1 record and a 1.85 ERA this season.
Starting this game for the Royals will be Jeremy Guthrie. The righthander has a 3.86 ERA to go along with a 2-0 record this season.
The Indians were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at -150 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Cleveland has lost 2 straight games.
Kansas City has won 2 straight games.
Cleveland: 8-12 SU
Kansas City: 12-8 SU
Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 3-7
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 18 of Cleveland's last 24 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 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
Kansas City home to Cleveland, Sunday, April 28