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Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

Cleveland Indians


Kansas City Royals
Saturday, August 30, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium

The Cleveland Indians will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Royals in Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

James Shields will take the mound for the Kansas City Royals, and he'll carry a 12-7 record into the contest. Trevor Bauer gets the ball for the Cleveland Indians; he's 5-7 so far this season.

Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -157 for the Kansas City Royals in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 7.5 at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.5-4.3 victory for the Royals. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kansas City Royals sport a record of 74-60 heading into this matchup, while the Cleveland Indians sit at 69-64 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. 4 and the Cleveland Indians sitting at No. 14.

How Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Stats Matchup

At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 4 ranking for hits at 9.03 per game. By contrast, the Cleveland Indians are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.77 per game.

Kansas City owns the No. 14 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's No. 17-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Indians were a 6-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at +133 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Cleveland rolled to a 6-1 win against Kansas City on Friday, as Danny Salazar and the Indians' bats led the team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends

Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland's last 9 games
Cleveland is 7-2 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
Kansas City is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
Kansas City is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home

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