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Detroit TigersKansas City Royals
Oct 3, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Odds

87-74TEAM RECORD72-89

The visiting Tigers hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to steal a win at Kauffman Stadium against the Kansas City Royals.

It's a pitching duel between Luis Mendoza for the Royals (7-8 on the year) and Luis Marte for Detroit (0-0 so far).

View Detroit vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Royals were listed as -110 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 2-rated Tigers taking on the American League's No. 6-rated Royals in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has the American League's No. 12-rated offensive output, at 9.2 hits per game. The Tigers average 9.1 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the American League list.

Defensively, Detroit features the American League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the American League at home, scoring 4.3 runs per game.

The Tigers were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at +114 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. Detroit suffered a 4-2 loss against Kansas City on Tuesday, as Doug Fister wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few Tigers at Royals trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Detroit is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games
Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

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