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Moneyline Favors Kansas City Royals in MLB Battle with Detroit Tigers

MLB wagering interest swings to the Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers battle on Saturday at Comerica Park as the Tigers try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Matt Boyd will take the mound for the Detroit Tigers, and he'll carry a 1-5 record into the contest. Edinson Volquez gets the ball for the Kansas City Royals; he's 13-8 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Kansas City Royals were -130 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.9-3.3 victory for the Royals. 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 bring a 68-78 record to the battle against the 86-61 Royals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Kansas City injuries news.

The Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals odds would favor the Royals if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 29 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Kansas City is at No. 22.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Detroit has baseball's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 9.49 hits per game. The Kansas City Royals average 9.24 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the list.

Kansas City brings the No. 9-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Tigers's No. 28-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City lost in extra innings against the Tigers on Friday as Detroit edged them 5-4 at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games
  • Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games on the road
  • Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games
  • Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Detroit, Sunday, September 20th

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