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Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Betting Preview

Detroit TigersKansas City Royals
July 21, 2:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Odds

52-44TEAM RECORD45-49

The Kansas City Royals host Detroit on Sunday, looking to build on their 45-49 mark against the 52-44 Tigers in MLB betting action at Kauffman Stadium.

Detroit puts its faith in starter Doug Fister to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 7-5. Getting the ball for the Royals is James Shields, who owns a 4-6 record on the season with a 3.21 ERA.

View Detroit vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Royals in this one found them listed as moneyline underdogs of +110 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 5-rated Royals and the league No. 1-ranked Tigers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Kansas City and its American League No. 12-rated batting order, averaging 4 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 2 lineup of the Tigers at 5 runs per outing.

Defensively, Detroit features the American League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.9 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the American League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 6-5 loser as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at +175 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Detroit suffered a 6-5 loss against Kansas City on Saturday, as Justin Verlander wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Baltimore are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win 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 on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Detroit is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Detroit
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Chi White Sox, Monday, July 22
Kansas City home to Baltimore, Monday, July 22

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