Royals face Tigers, Fister in Detroit
The Detroit Tigers will hand the ball to Doug Fister on Saturday night as they continue their MLB betting series at home against the division-rival Kansas City Royals.
Fister is 12-8 with a 3.77 ERA on the season, and in his 12 career outings against the Royals he's 3-5 with a 4.00 ERA. The righthander also faced Kansas City in his last start, surrendering five runs over 6 1-3 innings in that defeat.
Kansas City counters with Ervin Santana, who will try to quiet the fans and the Tigers bats at the same time.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 1-ranked Tigers and the American League No. 4-rated Royals in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Detroit owns the No. 1 ranking for hits in the American League at 10.1 per game. By contrast, the Royals are rated No. 6 in the same category at 9 per game.
Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the American League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.4 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 6-3 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -162 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Kansas City looks to rebound from a loss to the Tigers, who beat them 6-3 on Friday behind a start from Justin Verlander at Comerica Park.
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few Royals at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Kansas City is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
Kansas City is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Detroit is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Kansas City at Detroit, Sunday, September 15