Scherzer and Tigers set to face Royals
Coming off a Cy Young, Max Scherzer will hit the mound for the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday afternoon as they look for a win on the MLB odds at the sportsbooks against the Kansas City Royals.
The Tigers won six of their last 10 games against the Royals last season, with the OVER/UNDER going 4-5-1 for totals bettors in those contests. Detroit has also managed to win eight of Scherzer's 10 most recent starts against the Royals.
For the Tigers, Max Scherzer gets the ball, charged with keeping the Royals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jason Vargas, 0-0 on the year.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the No. 16-rated Tigers and the league No. 6-ranked Royals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
In their last action, Kansas City was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Tigers. Bettors on Detroit at -149 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-3 to Detroit on Monday at Comerica Park.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 12 ranked offense (4 runs per game) against a Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 19 at 4 runs allowed per game. The Tigers have been averaging 8 hits per game, more than the Royals have managed so far this season (7 hits on average).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the No. 18-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the No. 19 mark in runs allowed.
A few Royals at Tigers trends to consider:
Kansas City is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Kansas City is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Detroit is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 11 games at home
Kansas City at Detroit, Thursday, April 3rd