Verlander and Tigers set to host Royals
Justin Verlander has dominated the Kansas City Royals over the course of his career as he prepares to take the mound for the Detroit Tigers on Monday night in MLB betting action.
Verlander is just 6-6 with a 4.61 ERA so far this season, but he's 17-5 with a 2.89 ERA over his 31 career starts against the Royals.
Jason Vargas is Monday's probable pitcher for Kansas City; Vargas sits at 6-2 with a 3.30 ERA.
Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Opening Odds and Betting Line
Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Kansas City Royals before the first pitch in this match found them as 146-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 8.5 earlier at GTbets.eu.
Computer Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Pick
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.6-4.4 result in favor of the Tigers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Detroit Tigers bring a 36-29 record to the battle against the 36-32 Royals. 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. 16-ranked Kansas City Royals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Stats Matchup
The game also pits Detroit Tigers No. 6-rated offense, averaging 4.49 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals defense that ranks No. 10 at 3.99 in runs allowed per game. The Detroit Tigers have averaged 9.4 hits per game so far, more than Kansas City Royals batters have averaged on the year (8.84 hits per game).
Detroit owns the No. 21 defense, allowing 4.49 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's No. 10-rated defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 6-3 winner as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at -151 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Royals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Andre Rienzo and the White Sox 6-3 on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Twins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -143 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Detroit rolled to a 4-3 win against Minnesota on Sunday, as Rick Porcello and the Tigers' bats led the team to victory at Comerica Park.
Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Betting Odds Trends
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Detroit's last 24 games
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Detroit's last 13 games at home
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Next Betting Matchups
Kansas City at Detroit, Tuesday, June 17th