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Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

Cleveland Indians


Kansas City Royals
Sunday, August 31, 2014 8:07 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium

The Kansas City Royals will look to improve on a 74-61 record when they take on the Cleveland Indians, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Sunday.

Kansas City sends Danny Duffy out against T.J. House for the Cleveland Indians in this game. Duffy is 8-11 with a 2.47 ERA on the season, while House is 2-3 on the year and has a 4.31 ERA.

Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Kansas City was a -154 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.

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Computer Prediction: Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.5-4.3 win for the Royals. A 4.5-4.3 result in favor of the Royals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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

74-61 Kansas City battles the Indians, currently with a 70-64 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Cleveland injuries news.

The Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians odds would favor the Royals if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Kansas City is rated No. 4 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Cleveland is at No. 14.

How Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Stats Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cleveland Indians rank No. 8 at 8.78 hits per game. That compares with the Kansas City Royals No. 4 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Cleveland features the No. 17-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.21 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 at home, scoring 3.7 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cleveland was a 3-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Royals. They won as +135 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Indians beat Kansas City in extra innings, earning a 3-2 victory at Kauffman Stadium in MLB wagering action.

Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends

Cleveland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cleveland's last 10 games
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games on the road
Kansas City is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
Kansas City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
Kansas City is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland home to Detroit, Monday, September 1st
Kansas City home to Texas, Monday, September 1st