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Royals face Cleveland Indians: MLB odds preview and stats

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July 31, 1:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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The Cleveland Indians look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Royals arrive at Progressive Field on Sunday.

It's a pitching duel between Fausto Carmona for the Indians (5-10 on the year) and Kyle Davies for Kansas City (1-9 so far).

View Kansas City vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Indians were listed as -150 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Indians sit at No. 13 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Royals sit at an American League No. 10 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Cleveland owns the No. 12 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.2 per game. By contrast, the Royals are rated No. 3 in the same category at 9.4 per game.

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.2 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the American League at home, scoring 4.2 runs per game.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -153 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Royals endured a 5-2 loss at the hands of the Indians on Saturday, with Felipe Paulino throwing 6 innings of 4-hit ball at Progressive Field.

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

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 8-2
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Royals at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Kansas City's last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 8 games at home
Cleveland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games
Cleveland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City home to Baltimore, Tuesday, August 2
Cleveland at Boston, Monday, August 1