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Kansas City Royals take on Indians in baseball test

Kansas City RoyalsCleveland Indians
May 30, 12:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Odds

20-28TEAM RECORD27-22

Kansas City pays a visit to Cleveland on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Indians bats in baseball action at Progressive Field.

The match puts starter Bruce Chen for the Royals on the hill facing Jeanmar Gomez for the Indians. Chen brings a 3-5 mark to the game, while Gomez is 3-3 to date on the season.

View Kansas City vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Royals were listed as +-135 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 11 (Indians) and the No. 9 (Royals) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cleveland's American League No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.4 runs per game, against a Royals offense rated No. 10 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Indians have averaged 8.4 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (9 per nine innings).

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.6 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the American League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were an 8-2 winner as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at +127 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Royals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Justin Masterson and the Indians 8-2 on Tuesday at Progressive Field.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Royals at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 9 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
Kansas City is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 9 games when playing Kansas City
Cleveland is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City home to Oakland, Friday, June 1
Cleveland home to Minnesota, Friday, June 1