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OVER on 7-2 Run in Royals at Cleveland

The OVER has paid out seven times for totals bettors at the sportsbooks in the Kansas City Royals' last nine games in Cleveland as they open a series against the Indians at Progressive Field in baseball odds action on Monday night.

Edinson Volquez is the Royals' probable starter for Monday's contest, with the righthander at 9-5 with a 3.15 ERA so far this season for his club. Cody Anderson (2-1, 1.91 ERA) will head to the hill for the Indians in Monday night's matchup.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Kansas City Royals were 100 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.4-3.3 victory for the Royals. 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 45-52 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 59-38 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Kansas City injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cleveland Indians rated this week at No. 22 and the Kansas City Royals sitting at No. 6.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cleveland has baseball's No. 21-rated offensive output, at 8.31 hits per game. The Kansas City Royals average 9.32 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the list.

Cleveland owns the No. 20 defense, allowing 3.87 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's No. 5-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Astros, a 5-1 final on Sunday in support of Y Ventura at Kauffman Stadium.

Cleveland suffered a 2-1 loss against Chicago on Sunday, as D Salazar wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Progressive Field.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Kansas City's last 11 games when playing Cleveland
  • Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
  • Cleveland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games
  • Cleveland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Cleveland, Tuesday, July 28th