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Detroit Tigers visit Kansas City Royals in MLB Betting Odds Clash

The Detroit Tigers will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Royals in Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

The Kansas City Royals will turn to Edinson Volquez and his 2-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Detroit Tigers send Mike Pelfrey (0-2) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Kansas City Royals in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -161 at BetOnline for Thursday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.3-3.7 win for the Royals on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kansas City Royals bring a 9-5 record to the battle against the 8-5 Tigers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Detroit injuries news.

The Kansas City Royals sit at No. 5 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Detroit Tigers sit at No. 13 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Detroit Tigers rank No. 1 at 10.08 hits per game. That compares with the Kansas City Royals No. 9 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the No. 15-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Tigers grabbed a win last time out, defeating I Kennedy and the Royals 3-2 on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games
  • Detroit is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing Kansas City
  • Kansas City is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Kansas City's last 14 games
  • Kansas City is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit home to Cleveland, Friday, April 22nd
Kansas City home to Baltimore, Friday, April 22nd

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