Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals: Best Odds and Preview for September 30, 2021


By BestOdds Analyst | September 29, 2021, 11:51 pm

A pair of baseball’s top sluggers face off when the Cleveland Indians (77-81) and the Kansas City Royals (73-85) play at 8:10 PM ET on Thursday at Kauffman Stadium. Jose Ramirez has 36 home runs (ninth in the league) for the favored Indians (-125), and Salvador Perez ranks first in MLB play with 48 long balls this season for the Royals (+105).

Cleveland has Shane Bieber projected to start, while Kansas City has yet to name a starter.

Best Odds for Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances to win the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the MLB matchup between the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals.

Indians Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Indians have come away with 40 wins in the 65 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season.
  • Contests with Cleveland have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 81 of 156 chances this season.
  • The Indians have scored the 20th-most runs in the league this season with 689 (4.4 per game).
  • Cleveland has played as the favorite in four of its past 10 games and has gone 2-2 in those contests.
  • When it comes to the total, the Indians and their foes are 5-5 in their last 10 contests.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Bieber makes the start for the Indians, his 16th of the season. He is 7-4 with a 3.17 ERA and 133 strikeouts in 93 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty last pitched on Friday against the White Sox, when he went three scoreless innings without surrendering a hit.
  • Over Bieber’s 15 starts, his team is 10-5.
  • Bieber has started 15 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season. The teams have combined to hit the over in seven of them.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
José Ramírez 148 .268 .348 .545 36 101 143
Franmil Reyes 113 .255 .321 .528 30 84 105
Bobby Bradley 71 .210 .297 .446 15 40 49
Myles Straw 56 .287 .361 .381 2 13 64
Amed Rosario 139 .282 .318 .411 11 55 153
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Royals Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Royals have been the underdog on the moneyline 111 total times this season. They’ve gone 48-63 in those games.
  • Kansas City has played in 158 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 67 times (67-81-10).
  • The Royals score the 24th-most runs in baseball (661 total, 4.2 per game).
  • Kansas City went 3-4 across the seven games it was moneyline underdogs in its last 10 matchups.
  • Over their last 10 matchups (all had set totals), the Royals combined with their opponents to go over the total four times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Salvador Pérez 157 .277 .314 .553 48 121 168
Kyle Isbel 26 .274 .338 .438 1 7 20
Adalberto Mondesi 30 .243 .282 .477 6 16 27
Andrew Benintendi 130 .273 .317 .438 17 71 132
Nicky Lopez 143 .301 .364 .381 2 43 146

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