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Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals Preview 04/29/2013

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Monday when the Cleveland Indians and the Kansas City Royals meet at Kauffman Stadium.

Ubaldo Jimenez will be the starting pitcher for the Indians on this day. Righthander Jimenez is 0-2 this season with a 10.06 ERA.

Starting this game for the Royals will be Wade Davis. The righthander has a 3.20 ERA to go along with a 2-1 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Royals listed as 131-moneyline favorites versus the Indians, while the game's total is sitting at 9.
Cleveland won its last outing, a 10-3 result against the Royals on April 28. Bettors who backed the Indians at +128 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

TEAM RECORDS:
Cleveland: 9-13 SU
Kansas City: 13-9 SU
CLEVELAND MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-5
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

KANSAS CITY MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3


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 10 of Cleveland's last 13 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Cleveland is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
Cleveland is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games
Kansas City is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Kansas City's last 13 games when playing at home against Cleveland

NEXT UP:
Cleveland home to Philadelphia, Tuesday, April 30
Kansas City home to Tampa Bay, Tuesday, April 30