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Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals in MLB Betting Odds

The Kansas City Royals host Cleveland on Saturday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 61-60 mark against the 67-53 Indians in MLB betting odds action at Kauffman Stadium.

Jason Vargas will take the mound for the Kansas City Royals, and he'll carry a 14-6 record into the contest. Trevor Bauer gets the ball for the Cleveland Indians; he's 11-8 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Cleveland Indians listed as favorites of -123 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.6-4.6 result in favor of the Indians. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Kansas City (61-60) will face the 67-53 Indians in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Cleveland injuries news.

This game puts the Kansas City Royals, most recently No. 21 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cleveland Indians, who rate a No. 4 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City Royals No. 21 ranked offense (4.48 runs per game) against a Cleveland Indians defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 at 3.81 runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have been averaging 8.84 hits per game, more than the Cleveland Indians have managed so far this season (8.77 hits on average).

Kansas City owns the No. 14 defense, allowing 4.48 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's No. 2-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cleveland rolled to a 10-1 win against Kansas City on Friday, as C Kluber and the Indians' bats led the team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland's last 11 games
  • Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland at Kansas City, Sunday, August 20th