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Kansas City Royals take on the Cleveland Indians with Odds and Betting Pick

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Kansas City Royals dueling the Cleveland Indians on Sunday at Progressive Field.

Cleveland sends Carlos Carrasco out against Eric Skoglund for the Kansas City Royals in this game. Carrasco is 12-6 with a 3.95 ERA on the season, while Skoglund is 1-1 on the year and has a 5.59 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Cleveland Indians as -186 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Indians to win this game 5.2-3.6. 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 72-56 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 64-64 on the season 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. 5 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Kansas City Royals, who rate a No. 17 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Cleveland owns the No. 14 ranking for hits at 8.71 per game. By contrast, the Kansas City Royals are rated No. 11 in the same category at 8.85 per game.

Cleveland owns the No. 2 defense, allowing 4.86 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's No. 14-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Mike Clevinger shut down the Royals in their last game, striking out 9 in a 4-0 shutout over Kansas City in baseball action at Progressive Field.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 2-11 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
  • Cleveland is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games at home
  • Cleveland is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
  • Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City home to Tampa Bay, Monday, August 28th
Cleveland at New York, Monday, August 28th