MLB Matchups  >>  Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals Preview 09/17/2013

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

The Indians will trot Corey Kluber out to the mound in this one. Righthander Kluber has a 8-5 record and a 3.61 ERA this season.

It'll be Danny Duffy toeing the rubber for the Royals in this contest. Lefthander Duffy is 2-0 with a 1.85 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Royals listed as 117-moneyline favorites versus the Indians, while the game's total is sitting at 8½.
In their last action, Cleveland was a 7-1 loser on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Kansas City at -145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

TEAM RECORDS:
Cleveland: 81-69 SU
Kansas City: 79-71 SU
CLEVELAND MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

KANSAS CITY MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a win are 4-6


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kansas City is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Kansas City is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games

NEXT UP:
Kansas City home to Cleveland, Wednesday, September 18