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Cleveland Sends Mike Clevinger vs Ian Kennedy in Kansas City Royals vs Indians Game

The Cleveland Indians will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Kansas City Royals invade Progressive Field on Friday.

The Cleveland Indians will turn to Mike Clevinger and his 2-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Kansas City Royals send Ian Kennedy (0-4) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Cleveland Indians as -200 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.2-2.4 win 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

Cleveland (24-21) will face the 19-27 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. 15 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Kansas City Royals, who rate a No. 24 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cleveland has baseball's No. 21-rated offensive output, at 8.02 hits per game. The Kansas City Royals average 7.54 hits per game, good for No. 29 on the list.

Kansas City brings the No. 10-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Indians's No. 6-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the New York staff and losing 3-0 to the Yankees on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games
  • Kansas City is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 7-18 ATS in its last 25 games
  • Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Cleveland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Cleveland, Saturday, May 27th