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Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Betting Odds Preview and Pick

The Cleveland Indians will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Kansas City Royals pay a visit to Progressive Field.

The Cleveland Indians will turn to Mike Clevinger and his 6-5 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Kansas City Royals send Jason Hammel (6-9) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Cleveland Indians as -144 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 9.5 at shops such as Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.9-4.2 victory for the Indians. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland Indians sport a record of 71-56 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 64-63 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Kansas City injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 5-rated Cleveland Indians and the league No. 17-ranked Kansas City Royals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Kansas City Royals rank No. 10 at 8.89 hits per game. That compares with the Cleveland Indians No. 14 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Cleveland has the No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Ryan Merritt in a losing cause, 4-0, against Cleveland on Friday.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
  • Cleveland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Cleveland is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Cleveland, Sunday, August 27th