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Royals open as moneyline underdog vs Tigers

Detroit TigersKansas City Royals
Aug 7, 2:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Odds

61-52TEAM RECORD48-65

MLB wagering interest swings to the Kansas City vs Detroit battle on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium as the Royals try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Max Scherzer, with a record of 11-6 on the season, gets the ball for the Tigers, while the Royals trot Bruce Chen to the mound in this one. He is 5-5 so far in 2011.

View Detroit vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Royals as +120 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 8-rated Royals and the league No. 9-ranked Tigers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has the American League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 9.4 hits per game. The Tigers average 9.1 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the American League list.

Detroit brings the American League's No. 10-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals' league No. 13-ranked defense.

Detroit won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Royals on August 6. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -182 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Detroit looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Royals, a 4-3 final on Saturday in support of Justin Verlander at Kauffman Stadium.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Tigers at Royals trends to consider:
Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Kansas City
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at Cleveland, Tuesday, August 9
Kansas City at Tampa Bay, Monday, August 8

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