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Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Betting Pick and Odds Preview

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday as the host Kansas City Royals battle the Cleveland Indians in baseball betting odds action.

For the Kansas City Royals, Kris Medlen gets the ball, charged with keeping the Cleveland Indians hitters off the base paths. He'll face Josh Tomlin, 6-2 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Cleveland Indians listed as underdogs of 138 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 6.1-4.4 win for the Indians. 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 (89-64) will face the 76-76 Indians in this tilt. 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. 25-ranked Kansas City Royals and the No. 10-rated Cleveland Indians in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 3 ranking for hits at 9.29 per game. By contrast, the Cleveland Indians are rated No. 12 in the same category at 8.68 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Kansas City has the No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cleveland threw a shutout at Kansas City in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by C Carrasco to defeat Kansas City 6-0 on Friday.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Cleveland's last 15 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
  • Cleveland is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games
  • Kansas City is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home
  • Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland at Kansas City, Sunday, September 27th