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Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals in MLB odds

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Aug 28, 1:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Cleveland and Kansas City on Sunday, with the host Indians trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Kansas City puts its faith in starter Bruce Chen to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 9-5. Getting the ball for the Indians is Justin Masterson, who owns a 10-7 record on the season with a 2.84 ERA.

View Kansas City vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Indians as -180 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Indians rated this week at No. 13 and the Royals sitting at No. 9.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cleveland has the American League's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 8.5 hits per game. The Royals average 9.3 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the American League list.

Cleveland owns the American League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's American League No. 12-rated defense.

Kansas City lost its last outing, an 8-7 result against the Indians on August 27. Bettors who backed the Indians at -143 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Kansas City suffered an 8-7 loss against Cleveland on Saturday, as Danny Duffy wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Progressive Field.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Royals at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games when playing Cleveland
Kansas City is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games
Kansas City is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Kansas City is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home
Cleveland is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Detroit, Monday, August 29
Cleveland home to Oakland, Monday, August 29