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Danny Duffy faces Justin Verlander in MLB odds action

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

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Odds

82-59TEAM RECORD73-68

The Kansas City Royals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Detroit Tigers invade Kauffman Stadium on Saturday.

The match puts starter Justin Verlander for the Tigers on the hill facing Danny Duffy for the Royals. Verlander brings a 12-10 mark to the game, while Duffy is 2-0 to date on the season.

View Detroit vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Royals as +128 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.5 at shops such as 5Dimes.

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. 4-rated Royals in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kansas City's American League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Tigers offense rated No. 2 and scoring 5.1 runs per game in the league. The Royals have averaged 8.9 hits per game to date this season, less than the Tigers hitters have managed (10.2 per nine innings).

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.

In their last action, Detroit was a 16-2 winner on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Detroit at -111 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (18) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Detroit ran up the score in their last game on Friday, jumping to a lead and resulting in a 16-2 victory against Kansas City.

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

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Tigers at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 9 games when playing at home against Detroit
Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Kansas City is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games

Next up:
Detroit at Kansas City, Sunday, September 8