Verlander hits hill for Tigers in matinee

Justin Verlander will take the hill for the Detroit Tigers on Sunday afternoon as they face off against Bruce Chen and the Kansas City Royals in baseball betting action.

Verlander is just 8-7 with a 4.84 ERA, but in his 32 career outings against the Royals he's 17-6 with a 3.10 ERA in 215 innings of work.

Chen is 1-2 with a 7.11 ERA on the season, and 6-9 with a 5.52 ERA in 21 career outings against Detroit.

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Kansas City was a 123 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.5.

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Computer Prediction: Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.9-4.3 victory for 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

Kansas City (47-46) will face the 53-37 Tigers in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Detroit injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 13 (Kansas City Royals) and the No. 7 (Detroit Tigers) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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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 9.62 hits per game. That compares with the Kansas City Royals No. 5 ranking in that category.

Detroit brings the No. 17-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals's No. 11-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit won its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Royals on July 12. Bettors who backed the Tigers at +115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Tigers grabbed a win last time out, defeating James Shields and the Royals 5-1 on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends

Detroit is 10-2-1 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Detroit is 5-0-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Kansas City is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kansas City is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Detroit

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit home to Cleveland, Friday, July 18th
Kansas City at Boston, Friday, July 18th

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