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Detroit Tigers host Kansas City Royals in baseball action

Kansas City RoyalsDetroit Tigers
May 14, 4:10 PM | GrassComerica Park

Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Odds

20-18TEAM RECORD21-18

Detroit will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Kansas City Royals pay a visit to Comerica Park.

Brad Penny gets the call for the Detroit Tigers and he will try to build on a 3-3 mark. In the other dugout, Jeff Francis brings a 0-4 ledger to the game for the Royals as he tries to quiet the Tigers bats.

View Kansas City vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-145 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 10 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Royals, who rate an American League No. 8 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 5 ranked American League offense (4.7 runs per game) against a Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the American League at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Tigers have been averaging 8.8 hits per game, less than the Royals have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the American League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the American League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

The Royals were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -182 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-1 to Detroit on Friday at Comerica Park.

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

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

A few Royals at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Kansas City is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Detroit, Sunday, May 15

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