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Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Thursday when the Cleveland Indians and the Kansas City Royals meet at Kauffman Stadium.

The Indians will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Corey Kluber in this game. Kluber has a 10-6 record and a 2.95 ERA this season.

It'll be Danny Duffy toeing the rubber for the Royals in this contest. Left hander Duffy is 5-10 with a 2.66 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Indians as -122-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game's total opened at 7.5

Kansas City won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the White Sox on July 23. Bettors who backed the Royals at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 3-1 loser on the road against the Twins. Bettors on Minnesota at +128 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Cleveland:
Team record: 51-50
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Cleveland is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas City

Kansas City:
Team record: 50-50
Kansas City is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games
Kansas City is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland at Kansas City Friday, July 25