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Baseball odds preview - Detroit vs. Kansas City

Detroit TigersKansas City Royals
July 20, 7:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Odds

52-43TEAM RECORD44-49

Kansas City will look to improve on its 44-49 record when take on Detroit, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Saturday.

The match puts starter Justin Verlander for the Tigers on the hill facing Jeremy Guthrie for the Royals. Verlander brings a 10-6 mark to the game, while Guthrie is 8-7 to date on the season.

View Detroit vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Detroit before the first pitch in this match found them as 134-moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 8 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 1-rated Tigers taking on the American League's No. 5-rated Royals in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 7 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.7 per game. By contrast, the Tigers are rated No. 1 in the same category at 9.9 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the American League's No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.8 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Royals on July 19. Bettors who backed the Royals at +115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Detroit didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Ervin Santana in a losing cause, 1-0, against Kansas City on Friday.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

A few Tigers at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Detroit is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Detroit
Kansas City is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Kansas City, Sunday, July 21