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Moneyline favors Indians in battle with Royals

Kansas City RoyalsCleveland Indians
May 28, 4:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Odds

19-27TEAM RECORD26-21

Progressive Field hosts an MLB battle between the Cleveland Indians and the visiting Kansas City Royals on Monday.

Cleveland hands the ball to starter Josh Tomlin in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-2 mark on the year. Kansas City counters with Nathan Adcock, who will try to quiet the fans and the Indians bats at the same time.

View Kansas City vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Royals were listed as +-145 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Indians - Royals odds would favor the Royals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cleveland is rated No. 11 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Kansas City is at No. 9 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Royals rank No. 4 in the American League at 9 hits per game. That compares with Cleveland’s No. 8 ranking in that category.

Kansas City brings the American League's No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Indians' league No. 12-ranked defense.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 4-2 winner on the road against the Orioles. Bettors on Kansas City at +129 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Kansas City rolled to a 4-2 win against Baltimore on Sunday, as Luke Hochevar and the Royals' bats led the team to victory at Camden Yards.

Cleveland lost its last outing, a 12-6 result against the White Sox on May 27. Bettors who backed the White Sox at -141 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (18) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Cleveland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 12-6 to Chicago on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field.

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

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Royals at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Cleveland
Kansas City is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games at home
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Cleveland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Cleveland, Tuesday, May 29

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