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Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Betting Odds Analysis, Lines and Pick

Detroit Tigers

vs

Kansas City Royals
Saturday, July 12, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium

The visiting Detroit Tigers hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to pick up a win at Kauffman Stadium against the Kansas City Royals.

Kansas City hands the ball to starter James Shields in this one and he'll try to improve on his 9-4 mark on the year. Detroit counters with Rick Porcello, who will try to quiet the fans and the Royals bats at the same time.

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Kansas City sat as -128 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 8, according to 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Tigers to win this game 4.9-4.4. 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

47-45 Kansas City battles the Tigers, currently with a 52-37 mark. 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

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Detroit Tigers rank No. 1 at 9.61 hits per game. That compares with the Kansas City Royals No. 5 ranking in that category.

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

In their last action, Detroit was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Detroit at -127 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Detroit looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Royals, a 2-1 final on Friday in support of Anibal Sanchez at Kauffman Stadium.

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends

Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Detroit's last 23 games when playing on the road against Kansas City

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