Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Saturday when the Cleveland Indians and the Kansas City Royals meet 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 142-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.
Cleveland: 8-11 SU
Kansas City: 11-8 SU
A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
Cleveland is 3-6-1 SU in its last 10 games ,
Cleveland is 3-8-1 SU in its last 12 games ,when playing Kansas City
Cleveland is 1-5-1 SU in its last 7 games ,when playing on the road against Kansas City
Kansas City5-1-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Kansas City8-3-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Cleveland
Kansas City is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing Cleveland
Kansas City home to Cleveland, Sunday, April 28