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Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians Betting Lines and Pick

MLB wagering interest swings to the Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians battle on Thursday at Progressive Field as the Indians try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Cleveland hands the ball to starter Corey Kluber in this one and he'll try to improve on his mark on the year. Kansas City counters with Yordano Ventura, who will try to quiet the fans and the Indians bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Cleveland sat as -151 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 7, according to MyBookie.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Indians to win this game 5.2-4.4. 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 72-72 record to the battle against the 85-60 Royals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Kansas City injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 5-ranked Cleveland Indians and the No. 17-rated Kansas City Royals in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Cleveland owns the No. 13 ranking for hits at 8.65 per game. By contrast, the Kansas City Royals are rated No. 5 in the same category at 9.23 per game.

Defensively, Kansas City features the No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.21 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 at home, scoring 4.55 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-1 to Cleveland on Wednesday at Progressive Field.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games
  • Cleveland is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 14 of Cleveland's last 18 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Detroit, Friday, September 18th
Cleveland home to Chicago, Friday, September 18th