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Plenty Of Runs When Royals, Tigers Face Off

If history means anything, you can expect the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers to bring their big bats when they meet Monday. The two teams have averaged nearly 10 runs per game in their past 17 meetings with the OVER going 12-5 in that span.

SHARK BITES
  • Ian Kinsler is 7-for-12 with four doubles in his career against Ian Kennedy.
  • The Royals are 2-6 in their past eight games in Detroit.
  • The Tigers are 7-0 SU and 6-1 against the runline following a win as an underdog.

Ian Kennedy has shown some inconsistencies during his first year with the Royals, but he has fared well against the Tigers. Kennedy has a 2.31 ERA while only surrendering two earned runs in two starts against the Tigers this season. However, the Royals have lost both games as they scored just two runs in each game.

Daniel Norris will be making his second start since rejoining the Tigers’ rotation that is suffering through injuries. Norris went 5.0 innings while only surrendering one run against the Mariners in his last trip to the bump on Tuesday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Detroit Tigers in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -133 at BetOnline for Monday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 9 at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.9-4.3 win for the Tigers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

63-54 Detroit battles the Royals, currently with a 57-60 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Kansas City injuries news.

The Detroit Tigers sit at No. 2 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Kansas City Royals sit at No. 26 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Detroit Tigers No. 9-rated offense, averaging 4.69 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals defense that ranks No. 11 at 4.35 in runs allowed per game. The Detroit Tigers have averaged 9.27 hits per game so far, more than Kansas City Royals batters have averaged on the year (9 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.33 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City rolled to a 11-4 win against Minnesota on Sunday, as E Volquez and the Royals' bats led the team to victory at Target Field.

Michael Fulmer chucked 9 shutout innings at the Rangers in their last game, striking out 9 in a 7-0 win against Texas in baseball action at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Kansas City's last 15 games
  • Kansas City is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Detroit is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Detroit is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
  • Detroit is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Detroit, Tuesday, August 16th

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