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Cleveland Indians visit Kansas City Royals in MLB Betting Odds Clash

The visiting Cleveland Indians hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to pick up a win at Kauffman Stadium against the Kansas City Royals.

Cleveland puts its faith in starter Josh Tomlin to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-6. Getting the ball for the Kansas City Royals is Jason Vargas, who owns a 6-3 record on the season with a 2.39 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Kansas City Royals as 105 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 6.3-2.6 win for the Indians on Friday. 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 22-30 heading into this matchup, while the Cleveland Indians sit at 28-24 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Cleveland injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 26-ranked Kansas City Royals and the No. 5-rated Cleveland Indians in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has baseball's No. 29-rated offensive output, at 7.71 hits per game. The Cleveland Indians average 8.21 hits per game, good for No. 20 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, Cleveland owns the No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 3.81 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 28 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cleveland threw a shutout at Oakland in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by C Kluber to defeat Oakland 8-0 on Thursday.

Kansas City suffered a 6-5 loss against Detroit on Wednesday, as I Kennedy wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Royals Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Kansas City's last 24 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland at Kansas City, Saturday, June 3rd