MLB Matchups  >>  Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals Preview 04/26/2013

The Cleveland Indians and the Kansas City Royals will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Kauffman Stadium.

Lefthander Scott Kazmir will take the mound for the Indians to start this game. Kazmir is 0-0 this season with a 16.22 ERA.

Kazmir's opponent in this one will be Ervin Santana. The Royals righthander has a 2.48 ERA to go along with a 2-1 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Royals listed as 156-moneyline favorites versus the Indians, while the game's total is sitting at 8½.
Cleveland lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the White Sox on April 24. Bettors who backed the White Sox at -136 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
The Royals were an 8-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at +161 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.

TEAM RECORDS:
Cleveland: 8-11 SU
Kansas City: 11-8 SU
CLEVELAND MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 3-7
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

KANSAS CITY MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a win are 5-5


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 10 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Cleveland
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Kansas City's last 10 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games at home

NEXT UP:
Kansas City home to Cleveland, Saturday, April 27