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Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Betting Matchup Report

Detroit TigersKansas City Royals
July 8, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Odds

47-42TEAM RECORD36-52

The visiting Tigers hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at Kauffman Stadium against the Kansas City Royals.

For the Royals, Kyle Davies gets the ball, charged with keeping the Tigers hitters off the base paths. He'll face Rick Porcello, 7-6 on the year.

View Detroit vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Tigers were listed as 115 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Royals - Tigers odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Kansas City is rated No. 13 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Detroit is at No. 10 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 3 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.2 per game. By contrast, the Tigers are rated No. 5 in the same category at 8.9 per game.

Kansas City owns the American League's No. 13 defense, allowing 4.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's American League No. 10-rated defense.

Detroit won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Royals on July 7. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -119 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Detroit got the job done in their last match in a 3-1 victory over Kansas City on Thursday at Kauffman Stadium behind starter Max Scherzer.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Tigers at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing Kansas City
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kansas City
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Detroit
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit
Kansas City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Detroit
Kansas City is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games

Next up:
Detroit at Kansas City, Saturday, July 9

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