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Kansas City Sends Yordano Ventura vs Ryan Merritt in Cleveland Indians vs Royals Game

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

Yordano Ventura will take the mound for the Kansas City Royals, and he'll carry a 11-11 record into the contest. Ryan Merritt gets the ball for the Cleveland Indians; he's 0-0 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Kansas City Royals were listed as -130 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.6-4.8 win for the Royals 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 bring a 81-78 record to the battle against the 91-67 Indians. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Cleveland injuries news.

The Kansas City Royals sit at No. 28 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cleveland Indians sit at No. 16 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City Royals No. 23 ranked offense (4.2 runs per game) against a Cleveland Indians defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 at 4.23 runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have been averaging 9 hits per game, more than the Cleveland Indians have managed so far this season (8.94 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Cleveland owns the No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.17 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cleveland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-3 to Detroit on Wednesday at Comerica Park.

Kansas City looks to rebound from a loss to the Twins, who beat them 7-6 on Thursday behind a start from K Gibson at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 4-14 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 17 of Kansas City's last 24 games
  • Kansas City is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games at home
  • Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland at Kansas City, Saturday, October 1st