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Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Odds
The Detroit Tigers battle the visiting Kansas City Royals on Tuesday in MLB betting action at Comerica Park.
Wade Davis, with a record of 2-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Royals, while the Tigers trot Max Scherzer to the mound in this one. He is 1-0 so far in 2013.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 3-rated Royals taking on the American League's No. 2-rated Tigers in this contest.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Royals rank No. 4 in the American League at 9 hits per game. That compares with Detroit’s No. 1 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the American League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the American League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.
In their last action, Kansas City was a 5-4 winner on the road against the Red Sox. Bettors on Kansas City at +145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Kansas City won a close affair on Sunday in their last outing, defeating Boston 5-4 in extra innings at Fenway Park.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Angels on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at -109 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Detroit lost in extra innings against the Angels on Sunday as Los Angeles edged them 4-3 at Angel Stadium.
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few Royals at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games at home
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kansas City
Detroit is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home
Kansas City at Detroit, Wednesday, April 24