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Trevor Bauer, Chris Young Take Mound in Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Tilt

The Kansas City Royals look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Cleveland Indians arrive at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday.

Cleveland puts its faith in starter Trevor Bauer to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 4-2. Getting the ball for the Kansas City Royals is Chris Young, who owns a 4-1 record on the season with a 1.55 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Kansas City Royals as -119 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.7-4.5 win for the Indians on Thursday. 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 30-20 heading into this matchup, while the Cleveland Indians sit at 25-27 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. 12-ranked Kansas City Royals and the No. 1-rated Cleveland Indians in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Kansas City Royals and its No. 5-rated batting order, averaging 4.58 runs per nine innings, against the No. 9 line up of the Cleveland Indians at 4.4 runs per outing.

Kansas City owns the No. 5 defense, allowing 4.58 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's No. 19-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Indians endured a 4-2 loss at the hands of the Royals on Wednesday, with Corey Kluber throwing 8 innings of 9-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cleveland's last 11 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland home to Baltimore, Friday, June 5th
Kansas City home to Texas, Friday, June 5th