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Kansas City Royals Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Cleveland Indians

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Kansas City and Cleveland on Sunday, with the host Royals trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

Kansas City hands the ball to starter Jason Hammel in this one and he'll try to improve on his 5-9 mark on the year. Cleveland counters with Danny Salazar, who will try to quiet the fans and the Royals bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Cleveland Indians were -156 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 9.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.6-4.6 win for the Indians on Sunday. 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

The Kansas City Royals sport a record of 61-61 heading into this matchup, while the Cleveland Indians sit at 68-53 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Cleveland injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Kansas City Royals rated this week at No. 21 and the Cleveland Indians sitting at No. 4.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Kansas City Royals No. 21-ranked scoring average of 4.44 runs per game, against a Cleveland Indians offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.88 runs per game. The Royals have averaged 8.83 hits per game to date this season, more than the Indians hitters have managed (8.78 per nine innings).

Cleveland brings the No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals's No. 14-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

T Bauer silenced the Royals bats in a 5-0 victory last time out versus Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cleveland's last 12 games
  • Cleveland is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Kansas City is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Kansas City's last 14 games
  • Kansas City is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland home to Boston, Monday, August 21st
Kansas City home to Colorado, Tuesday, August 22nd