Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals in MLB odds

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April 25, 1:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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Kansas City pays a visit to Detroit on Thursday, hoping to shut down the Tigers bats in baseball action at Comerica Park.

For the Tigers, Justin Verlander gets the ball, charged with keeping the Royals hitters off the base paths. He'll face James Shields, 1-2 on the year.

View Kansas City vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Tigers in this matchup found them as -190 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 2 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Royals, who rate an American League No. 3 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 6-rated American League offense, averaging 4.6 runs per game, against a Royals defense that ranks No. 2 in the American League at 3.6 in runs allowed per game. The Tigers have averaged 10.2 hits per game so far, more than Royals batters have averaged on the year (8.9 hits per game).

Kansas City brings the American League's No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Tigers' league No. 6-ranked defense.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 7-5 loser on the road against the Tigers. Bettors on Detroit at -172 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Royals endured a 7-5 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Wednesday, with Wade Davis throwing 3 2/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Comerica Park.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Royals at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Kansas City is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Detroit
Kansas City is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 8 games at home
Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City home to Cleveland, Friday, April 26
Detroit home to Atlanta, Friday, April 26

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