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July 6, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Odds

37-44TEAM RECORD41-42

The Tigers get a visit from the Kansas City Royals in baseball action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Detroit hands the ball to starter Drew Smyly in this one and he'll try to improve on his 3-3 mark on the year. Kansas City counters with Jonathan Sanchez, who will try to quiet the fans and the Tigers bats at the same time.

View Kansas City vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Tigers in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -175 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 6 (Tigers) and the No. 7 (Royals) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 7-rated American League offense, averaging 4.4 runs per game, against a Royals defense that ranks No. 10 in the American League at 4.5 in runs allowed per game. The Tigers have averaged 9.1 hits per game so far, less than Royals batters have averaged on the year (9.2 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the American League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

The Royals were a 9-6 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at +127 on the moneyline, while the total score (15) was good news for OVER bettors. Kansas City looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Blue Jays, a 9-6 final on Thursday in support of Luke Hochevar at Rogers Centre.

Detroit won its last outing, a 7-3 result against the Twins on July 5. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -148 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Detroit looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Twins, a 7-3 final on Thursday in support of Rick Porcello at Comerica Park.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Toronto are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Royals at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games
Kansas City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Detroit is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City at Detroit, Saturday, July 7

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