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Rick Porcello faces Luke Hochevar in MLB odds action

Kansas City RoyalsDetroit Tigers
May 1, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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The Detroit Tigers battle the visiting Kansas City Royals on Tuesday in MLB betting action at Comerica Park.

The Tigers will rely on Rick Porcello to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Luke Hochevar will be his counterpart for the Royals. Rick Porcello is 1-2 this season, and Luke Hochevar is 2-1.

View Kansas City vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-165 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 9 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 6 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Royals, who rate an American League No. 13 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Detroit owns the No. 12 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.2 per game. By contrast, the Royals are rated No. 4 in the same category at 9.1 per game.

Detroit owns the American League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's American League No. 12-rated defense.

A few Royals at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Kansas City is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games at home
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Detroit, Wednesday, May 2

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