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Detroit favored by 105 against Kansas City on Tuesday

Detroit TigersKansas City Royals
April 17, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Odds

7-3TEAM RECORD3-7

Kansas City will try to be nasty hosts on Tuesday when the Detroit Tigers pay a visit to Kauffman Stadium.

Kansas City hands the ball to starter Bruce Chen in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-0 mark on the year. Detroit counters with Drew Smyly, who will try to quiet the fans and the Royals bats at the same time.

View Detroit vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Tigers were listed as 105 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Royals, most recently No. 11 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Tigers, who rate an American League No. 5 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas City's No. 9-rated American League offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 2 in the American League at 3.6 in runs allowed per game. The Royals have averaged 8.9 hits per game so far, less than Tigers batters have averaged on the year (9.1 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the American League's No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.5 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Detroit was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Detroit at -173 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Tigers enjoyed a 3-2 victory at the expense of the Royals on Monday, with Justin Verlander throwing 9 innings of 7-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

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

A few Tigers at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Kansas City's last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
Kansas City is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Kansas City, Wednesday, April 18

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