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Cleveland Sends Josh Tomlin vs Kris Medlen in Kansas City Royals vs Indians Game

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

The match puts starter Kris Medlen for the Kansas City Royals on the hill facing Josh Tomlin for the Cleveland Indians. Medlen brings a 3-1 mark to the game, while Tomlin is 5-1 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Cleveland Indians were listed as -124 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.4-4.8 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

The Cleveland Indians bring a 71-71 record to the battle against the 84-59 Royals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Kansas City injuries news.

The Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals odds would favor the Indians if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Cleveland is rated No. 5 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Kansas City is at No. 17.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cleveland Indians No. 20-rated offense, averaging 4.13 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals defense that ranks No. 9 at 3.99 in runs allowed per game. The Cleveland Indians have averaged 8.67 hits per game so far, less than Kansas City Royals batters have averaged on the year (9.29 hits per game).

Cleveland owns the No. 11 defense, allowing 4.13 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's No. 9-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-3 to Cleveland on Monday at Progressive Field.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 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, Wednesday, September 16th