Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals in MLB odds
Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Odds
MLB wagering interest swings to the Detroit vs Kansas City battle on Friday at Comerica Park as the Tigers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
The Tigers will turn to Justin Verlander and his 12-11 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Royals send Bruce Chen (4-2) to the hill.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Tigers as -168 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tigers rated this week at No. 1 and the Royals sitting at No. 4.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Detroit has the American League's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 10.1 hits per game. The Royals average 9 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the American League list.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the American League's No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the American League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.
Kansas City won its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Indians on September 11. Bettors who backed the Royals at -115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Kansas City got the job done in their last match in a 6-2 victory over Cleveland on Wednesday at Progressive Field behind starter James Shields.
In their last action, Detroit was a 1-0 winner on the road against the White Sox. Bettors on Detroit at -175 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Anibal Sanchez blew away 10 Chicago batter in the Tigers' last start, leading them to a 1-0 win over Chicago on Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field.
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 8-2
After a win are 5-5
A few Royals at Tigers trends to consider:
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Kansas City's last 14 games when playing Detroit
Kansas City is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
Detroit is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Detroit's last 14 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City at Detroit, Saturday, September 14