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MLB Odds with Pick - Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals

Detroit Tigers

vs

Kansas City Royals
Saturday, September 20, 2014 1:05 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium

The Kansas City Royals host Detroit on Saturday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 83-69 mark against the 85-68 Tigers in MLB betting odds action at Kauffman Stadium.

Max Scherzer gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Detroit Tigers on this Saturday; he's 16-5 on the season. The Kansas City Royals, meanwhile, will counter with James Shields, who will be looking to improve on his 14-7 mark.

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Detroit Tigers were listed as 104 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Saturday over at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.3-4.2 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

83-69 Kansas City battles the Tigers, currently with a 85-68 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Detroit injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Kansas City Royals rated this week at No. 21 and the Detroit Tigers sitting at No. 8.

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How Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Stats Matchup

The game also pits Kansas City Royals No. 16-rated offense, averaging 4.01 runs per game, against a Detroit Tigers defense that ranks No. 22 at 4.36 in runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have averaged 8.91 hits per game so far, less than Detroit Tigers batters have averaged on the year (9.73 hits per game).

Detroit brings the No. 22-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals's No. 14-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit was a 10-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Royals. They won as +107 underdogs, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. The Tigers enjoyed a 10-1 victory at the expense of the Royals on Friday, with Justin Verlander throwing 7 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends

Detroit is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home
Kansas City is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Detroit

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Kansas City, Sunday, September 21st

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