The Kansas City Royals happily return to Kauffman Stadium after enduring a road trip that saw them go 2-8. The Royals have been much better at home, as they’ve picked up the win in their past six games in Kansas City while outscoring opponents 42-26 in that span. KC kicks off a three-game set at home with the Cleveland Indians Monday.
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- The Indians have won their past five games against the Royals.
- The Indians are 5-1 in Carlos Carrasco’s six starts this season.
- The OVER is 11-2 in the Royals’ past 13 games with a closing total of 8.0 or less.
Edinson Volquez will also be happy to take the mound at home with the veteran posting much better numbers at Kauffman Stadium. Volquez has a 2.38 ERA while allowing just two home runs across seven home starts – comparably; Volquez has a 6.82 ERA while surrendering six home runs in six road starts.
Since returning from the DL Carlos Carrasco has been inconsistent for the Tribe. The righty has given up 14 hits, seven earned runs and three home runs in his two starts since rejoining the rotation.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Kansas City was a 115 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 7.5.
Odds – Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.7-2.8 victory for the Royals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Kansas City Royals sport a record of 32-30 heading into this matchup, while the Cleveland Indians sit at 35-27 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Cleveland injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Kansas City Royals rated this week at No. 13 and the Cleveland Indians sitting at No. 7.
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Kansas City Royals No. 27-ranked scoring average of 3.81 runs per game, against a Cleveland Indians offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4.74 runs per game. The Royals have averaged 9.11 hits per game to date this season, more than the Indians hitters have managed (8.68 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Kansas City has the No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the No. 6 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Indians enjoyed a 8-3 victory at the expense of the Angels on Sunday, with D Salazar throwing 5.2 innings of 3-hit ball at Angel Stadium.
The Royals hope for a dominant pitching performance similar to their last game when Y Ventura struck out 10 batters in 3-1 victory on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field.
- Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Cleveland is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
- Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Cleveland is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
- Kansas City is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 7 games
- Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Cleveland at Kansas City, Tuesday, June 14th
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