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Zach McAllister out to silence Royals bats in MLB contest

Kansas City RoyalsCleveland Indians
Sep 10, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Odds

75-69TEAM RECORD77-66

Cleveland will look to improve on its 77-66 record when take on Kansas City, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Tuesday.

Cleveland hands the ball to starter Zach McAllister in this one and he'll try to improve on his 7-8 mark on the year. Kansas City counters with Jeremy Guthrie, 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:
Those going with the Indians in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -126 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Indians - Royals odds would favor the Royals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cleveland is rated No. 6 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Kansas City is at No. 4 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cleveland's American League No. 5-ranked scoring average of 4.5 runs per game, against a Royals offense rated No. 11 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Indians have averaged 8.5 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (8.9 per nine innings).

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.4 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the American League at home, scoring 4.4 runs per game.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Indians. Bettors on Cleveland at -101 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Royals endured a 4-3 loss at the hands of the Indians on Monday, with Ervin Santana throwing 7 innings of 4-hit ball at Progressive Field.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Royals at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kansas City's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Kansas City is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Cleveland, Wednesday, September 11