The Kansas City Royals will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Friday when they take on the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field.
Bruce Chen will be the starting pitcher for the Royals on this day. Lefthander Chen is 0-0 this season with a 0.00 ERA.
It'll be Corey Kluber toeing the rubber for the Indians in this contest. Righthander Kluber is 5-5 with a 4.37 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Indians listed as 138-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game's total is sitting at 9½.
In their last action, Kansas City was an 8-4 loser on the road against the Yankees. Bettors on New York at -116 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
The Indians were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at +107 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Kansas City has lost 2 straight games.
Kansas City: 43-46 SU
Cleveland: 48-44 SU
KANSAS CITY MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing NY Yankees are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3
CLEVELAND MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 9 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 9 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Cleveland is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Cleveland home to Kansas City, Saturday, July 13