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Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Comerica Park on Thursday as the host Detroit Tigers battle the Kansas City Royals in baseball betting odds action.

The Detroit Tigers will rely on Anibal Sanchez to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Yordano Ventura will be his counterpart for the Kansas City Royals. Anibal Sanchez is 10-9 this season, and Yordano Ventura is 6-7.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Detroit Tigers in this matchup found them as 120 underdogs on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.2-3.8 win for the Royals. A 5.2-3.8 result in favor of the Royals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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

The Detroit Tigers sport a record of 52-55 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 63-43 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Kansas City injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 28-rated Detroit Tigers and the league No. 25-ranked Kansas City Royals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Detroit has baseball's No. 7-rated offensive output, at 9.52 hits per game. The Kansas City Royals average 9.19 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 3.96 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City suffered a 2-1 loss against Detroit on Wednesday, as J Cueto wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Detroit's last 18 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
  • Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City home to Chicago, Friday, August 7th
Detroit home to Boston, Friday, August 7th

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