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Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals in MLB Betting Odds

The Kansas City Royals will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Cleveland Indians pay a visit to Kauffman Stadium.

Cleveland puts its faith in starter Corey Kluber to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-4. Getting the ball for the Kansas City Royals is Edinson Volquez, who owns a 2-3 record on the season with a 2.10 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Cleveland Indians before the first pitch in this match found them as 103 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.8-4.1 win for the Royals. A 5.8-4.1 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Kansas City (17-10) will face the 10-16 Indians in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Cleveland injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Kansas City Royals at No. 6 and the Cleveland Indians at No. 21 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Kansas City Royals No. 2-rated offense, averaging 5.04 runs per game, against a Cleveland Indians defense that ranks No. 27 at 4.92 in runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have averaged 10.04 hits per game so far, more than Cleveland Indians batters have averaged on the year (8.35 hits per game).

Cleveland brings the No. 27-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals's No. 5-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cleveland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Royals, a 10-3 final on Wednesday in support of Carlos Carrasco at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 9 games
  • Kansas City is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Cleveland

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland home to Minnesota, Friday, May 8th
Kansas City at Detroit, Friday, May 8th