Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals, Sunday, Las Vegas Odds, MLB Baseball Sports Betting, Picks and Predictions

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CLEVELAND INDIANS KANSAS CITY ROYALS
16-13, 1st in American League Central May 7, 2:15 PM | Grass of Kauffman Stadium 10-19, 5th in American League Central
Cleveland at Kansas City, MLB Baseball Betting Lines
When: 2:15 PM ET, Sunday, May 7, 2017
Where: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
TV: 2:15 p.m. ET, SportsTime Ohio (Cleveland), FSN Kansas City
PITCHING MATCHUP: Indians RH Mike Clevinger (2016: 3-3, 5.26 ERA) vs. Royals LH Danny Duffy (2-2, 3.89)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Cleveland Indians [M. Clevinger -R] +1½ -210 -102 Ov 8½ -110
Kansas City Royals [D. Duffy -L] -1½ +180 -108 Un 8½ -110
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The fans at Kauffman Stadium will be treated to a game between the Cleveland Indians and the Kansas City Royals when they take their seats on Sunday.

Clevinger will be recalled Sunday to make his 2017 debut, replacing injured Corey Kluber in the rotation, after a strong start in Triple-A with Columbus. The 26-year-old, who made 17 appearances (10 starts) with the Indians as a rookie last year, is 3-1 with a 1.50 ERA in six starts with Columbus. Clevinger was 1-0 with a 3.18 ERA in two appearances (one start) versus Kansas City in 2016 and Alcides Escobar belted a homer against the Florida native.

Duffy struggled in his last two outings after opening the season with four consecutive quality starts. The 28-year-old Californian gave up 12 runs in 9 2/3 innings against the Chicago White Sox in back-to-back starts after surrendering just four tallies over 27 1/3 innings in his first four outings. Santana is 9-for-22 with a homer in his career against Duffy, who is 2-3 with a 3.83 ERA in 12 appearances (eight starts) versus the Indians.

Bovada Sportsbook currently has the Royals listed as 108-money line favorites versus the Indians, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

The Cleveland Indians hope to draw some momentum from a late rally in the middle contest of the series as they visit the Kansas City Royals on Sunday for the rubber match of their three-game set. Jason Kipnis’ two-out RBI single tied it in the eighth before Carlos Santana and Francisco Lindor belted back-to-back solo homers with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Indians a 3-1 victory Saturday.

While the Royals own just four saves in nine opportunities, Cleveland’s bullpen has been perfect as Andrew Miller and Cody Allen have combined to strike out 44 and allow one run in 26 2/3 innings this season. The Indians turn to right-hander Mike Clevinger, who has been outstanding in the minors this season, to make the start Sunday and Kansas City counters with left-hander Danny Duffy. The Royals have not won back-to-back games since winning a season-high four in a row between April 13-16 and managed just four hits from their major-league worst offense (82 runs, 29 games) on Saturday. Lorenzo Cain (6-for-14, three extra-base hits, four games) and Eric Hosmer (16-for-38, 10-game hitting streak) are producing for Kansas City, but more help is needed.

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MLB BASEBALL BETTING TIPS

1. Kansas City C Salvador Perez left Saturday’s game with a bruised left forearm and is considered day-to-day.

2. Kipnis is 4-for-7 in the series to raise his batting average to .200 and recorded his only three RBIs of the year in his last five games.

3. Royals OF Jorge Soler went 0-for-3 in his debut for the team Saturday after missing the first 28 games an oblique injury.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Cleveland Indians will win outright at -102 and the game will stay under 8.5 runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Indians 4, Royals 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
CLE TEAM KC
4.38 RUNS 2.83
4.10 RUNS AGNST 4.14
0.28 DIFF -1.31
-$539 MONEY -$973
3.95 TEAM ERA 3.95
8.07 OFF HITS 6.97
3.83 OFF WALKS 2.45
8.00 OFF Ks 7.55
8.17 DEF HITS 7.93
2.86 DEF WALKS 3.59
9.72 DEF Ks 7.76
INJURIES
CLEVELAND INDIANS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Michael Brantley OF 15-Day Disabled List
Yan Gomes C 15-Day Disabled List
Tommy Hunter P 15-Day Disabled List
KANSAS CITY ROYALS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Wade Davis P 15-Day Disabled List
Luke Hochevar P 15-Day Disabled List
Tim Collins P 60-Day Disabled List
Kris Medlen P 15-Day Disabled List
Mike Minor P 60-Day Disabled List
Mike Moustakas 3B 15-Day Disabled List
Jason Vargas P 60-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
CLEVELAND INDIANS
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 5 games
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 8 games when playing Kansas City
Cleveland is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Kansas City
Cleveland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
KANSAS CITY ROYALS
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 6 games
Kansas City is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City’s last 8 games when playing Cleveland
Kansas City is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing Cleveland
Kansas City is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Cleveland’s Overall Scoring vs Kansas City’s Overall Defense 4.4 8 4.1 7
Cleveland’s Away Scoring vs Kansas City’s Home Defense 4.1 9 3.1 1
Cleveland’s Road ERA vs Kansas City’s Home ERA Allowed 3.8 4 3.1 14
Kansas City’s Overall Scoring vs Cleveland’s Overall Defense 2.8 15 4.1 5
Kansas City’s Home Scoring vs Cleveland’s Road Defense 3.0 14 3.9 3
Kansas City’s Home ERA vs Cleveland’s Road ERA Allowed 2.8 2 3.7 9
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
INDIANS
Indians allow the third least hits in the league at 8.4 per game.
Indians are second worst in walks allowed in the league at 3.4 per game.
Indians strike out the second most opponents in the league with 8.5 per game.
ROYALS
Royals have the third-lowest base on balls in the league at 2.6 per game.
Royals strike out less than any team in the league with 6.5 per game.
Royals are the toughest team to score on in the league, allowing just 3.7 runs per game.

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