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MLB Betting Line Favors the Detroit Tigers over the Kansas City Royals

Detroit Tigers

vs

Kansas City Royals
Saturday, May 03, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Kansas City and the Detroit on Saturday, with the host Royals trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

Kansas City sends Danny Duffy out against Drew Smyly for the Detroit Tigers in this game. Duffy is 1-1 with a 2.16 ERA on the season, while Smyly is 1-1 on the year and has a 3.60 ERA.

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Kansas City was a 115 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 4.8-4.1 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

The Kansas City Royals sport a record of 14-14 heading into this matchup, while the Detroit Tigers sit at 15-9 on the season 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. 15 (Detroit Tigers) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City Royals No. 21 ranked offense (3.93 runs per game) against a Detroit Tigers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 at 4.04 runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have been averaging 8.64 hits per game, less than the Detroit Tigers have managed so far this season (9.46 hits on average).

Defensively, Detroit features the No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.9 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 at home, scoring 4.23 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Tigers were an 8-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at +125 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. Detroit looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Royals, an 8-2 final on Friday in support of Rick Porcello at Kauffman Stadium.

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends

Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Detroit's last 23 games on the road
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
Kansas City is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home
Kansas City is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Kansas City, Sunday, May 4th