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Royals are in Spoiler Mode vs. Indians

The Kansas City Royals’ postseason hopes are fading by the day, but they would love to play spoiler against the Cleveland Indians. The AL Central foes will do battle on the diamond Tuesday.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the Indians' last 13 games with a closing total of 9.0 or more.
  • The Royals are 1-5 SU in their last six games after consecutive wins.
  • The Indians are 5-1 SU in their last six games at home after a loss at home.

Edinson Volquez and Josh Tomlin are the probable starters. Volquez (10-11, 5.40 ERA) is winless in his last four starts and is coming off a brutal outing that saw him give up nine runs on seven hits and four walks in 3 1/3 innings against Oakland on Thursday. Volquez fared well the last two times he saw Cleveland, allowing a total of two runs and six hits in 14 innings.

Tomlin (12-8, 4.75) is 2-0 with a 2.79 ERA in three starts against the Royals this season. The veteran ran into trouble with 10 home runs allowed during his rough stretch but managed to keep the ball in the park on Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox.

OVER bettors love seeing these teams take the field. In the last four contests between the Indians and Royals, the OVER is 4-0.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Cleveland Indians in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -170 at BetOnline for Tuesday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.8-2.8 win for the Indians on Tuesday. 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 (86-63) will face the 77-73 Royals in this tilt. 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. 6 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Kansas City is at No. 20.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cleveland Indians No. 4-rated offense, averaging 4.89 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals defense that ranks No. 11 at 4.35 in runs allowed per game. The Cleveland Indians have averaged 9.04 hits per game so far, more than Kansas City Royals batters have averaged on the year (8.96 hits per game).

Kansas City brings the No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Indians's No. 7-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the White Sox, a 8-3 final on Monday in support of Y Ventura at Kauffman Stadium.

The Indians endured a 9-5 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Sunday, with T Bauer throwing 5.2 innings of 10-hit ball at Progressive Field.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 8 games
  • Kansas City is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Cleveland is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Cleveland, Wednesday, September 21st