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Moneyline Favors in MLB Battle with

Detroit Tigers

vs

Kansas City Royals
Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Detroit Tigers dueling the Kansas City Royals on Thursday at Kauffman Stadium.

Drew Smyly gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Detroit Tigers on this Thursday; he's 4-8 on the season. The Kansas City Royals, meanwhile, will counter with Jeremy Guthrie, who will be looking to improve on his 5-7 mark.

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Detroit Tigers before the first pitch in this match found them as -105-moneyline earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

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Computer Prediction: Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.7-4.5 result in favor of the Tigers. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kansas City Royals sport a record of 47-43 heading into this matchup, while the Detroit Tigers sit at 50-37 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Detroit injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 13-ranked Kansas City Royals and the No. 7-rated Detroit Tigers in this matchup.

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How Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Stats Matchup

At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 5 ranking for hits at 9.14 per game. By contrast, the Detroit Tigers are rated No. 1 in the same category at 9.55 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Kansas City has the No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the No. 19 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Dodgers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -110 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Detroit got the job done in their last match in a 4-1 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday at Comerica Park behind starter Max Scherzer.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 5-4 winner on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Kansas City at +111 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Kansas City got the job done in their last match in a 5-4 victory over Tampa Bay on Wednesday at Tropicana Field behind starter Yordano Ventura.

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends

Detroit is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games
Detroit is 8-2 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
Kansas City is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home
Kansas City is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Detroit

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Kansas City, Friday, July 11th

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