The Cleveland Indians battle the Kansas City Royals tonight for their second of a three game series in Kansas City. Corey Kluber and Luis Mendoza are the schedule starters. MLB odds are listed at Bovada sportsbook.
The Indians have surprised plenty of people this year as they currently stand in first place in the LA Central, a half a game up on the Tigers. They have won seven of their last ten games and are riding a four game winning streak. Corey Kluber will start for the Tribe; he enters with a 6-5 record, 4.16 ERA and 1.30 WHIP. He lost his last start in Baltimore, surrendering 11 hits and six earned runs in just 4 2/3 innings. He previously won his last three starts however, including a road game in Texas. As a team, the Indians are 20-23 outside of Progressive Field this season.
Kansas City is in third place in the division, seven games back of the Indians for first place. They have won four of their last ten games and are 19-22 on the road this season. Mendoza enters with a 2-4 record, 4.16 Era and 1.40 WHIP. In his last start against the Braves, he did not receive a decision, lasting 6 2/3 innings, giving up five this and two earned runs while striking out six. His last win came in Tampa where he tossed six innings giving up seven hits and two earned runs while striking out three.
The over is the correct pick here as neither of these pitchers are dominant and the pitchers are not spectacular to say the least at www.sportsbookroom.com.