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Kansas City Royals Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Cleveland Indians

Kansas City Royals


Cleveland Indians
Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:05 PM ET
Progressive Field

MLB wagering interest swings to the Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians battle on Thursday at Progressive Field as the Indians try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

The Cleveland Indians will rely on Corey Kluber to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Bruce Chen will be his counterpart for the Kansas City Royals. Corey Kluber is 1-2 this season, and Bruce Chen is 1-1.

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Kansas City Royals listed as underdogs of 126 at most Sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for odds updates at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4-3.6 win for the Royals. A 4-3.6 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.

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland Indians bring a 10-11 record to the battle against the 10-10 Royals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Kansas City injuries news.

This game puts the Cleveland Indians, most recently No. 17 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Kansas City Royals, who rate a No. 14 in the latest survey.

How Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Cleveland Indians No. 12-ranked scoring average of 4.19 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals offense rated No. 25 and scoring 3.7 runs per game. The Indians have averaged 8.14 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (8.75 per nine innings).

Kansas City brings the No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Indians's No. 24-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Kansas City was a 5-3 loser on the road against the Indians. Bettors on Cleveland at -128 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-3 to Cleveland on Wednesday at Progressive Field.

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Betting Odds Trends

Kansas City is 6-2-1 SU in its last 9 games
Kansas City is 4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Kansas City is 3-7-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Cleveland is 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games
Cleveland is 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Cleveland is 2-5-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Kansas City
Cleveland is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Baltimore, Friday, April 25th
Cleveland at San Francisco, Friday, April 25th