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Hottest OVER Teams Meet in Cleveland

If there are two teams in the majors who have been a boon for OVER bettors recently it is the Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians – the clubs continue their series against one another Thursday. The Royals have gone OVER in nine consecutive games entering the series – while averaging 7.1 runs per game – and the Tribe have topped the closing total in six straight – surrendering six runs per game.

Shark Bites
  • The favorite is 7-3 in the past 10 matchups between the Royals and Indians.
  • The OVER is 4-1 in the Royals’ past five games when Yordano Ventura starts.
  • Eric Hosmer has recorded 12 strikeouts in 26 career at-bats against Carlos Carrasco.

The Royals enter the series red-hot, as they have picked up seven wins in their past eight outings. After starting the season middling on offense, Kansas City’s bats have exploded to average over seven runs per game in their past eight.

Carlos Carrasco will be making his first start for the Indians since returning from the DL. Carrasco has been the best pitcher for the Tribe this season – though he has only made four appearances – with a 2.45 ERA while surrendering one run or less in three starts.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Kansas City Royals were 152 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.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 6.2-4.4 win 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

Cleveland (26-24) will face the 30-22 Royals in this tilt. 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. 7 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Kansas City Royals, who rate a No. 11 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Kansas City Royals rank No. 5 at 9.31 hits per game. That compares with the Cleveland Indians No. 12 ranking in that category.

Cleveland owns the No. 12 defense, allowing 4.76 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's No. 8-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City got the job done in their last match in a 6-3 victory over Tampa Bay on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium behind starter D Duffy.

The Indians beat Texas in extra innings, earning a 5-4 victory at Progressive Field in MLB wagering action.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Cleveland, Friday, June 3rd