Royals visit Detroit Tigers in MLB clash
Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Odds
Comerica Park hosts an MLB battle between the Detroit Tigers and the visiting Kansas City Royals on Friday.
Detroit sends Justin Verlander out against Luke Hochevar for the Royals in this game. Verlander is 3-3 with a 3.16 ERA on the season, while Hochevar is 3-3 on the year and has a 4.91 ERA.
Bettors looking to side with the Tigers in this one will find them as -200 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7.5 at its open earlier today.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 10-rated Tigers and the league No. 8-ranked Royals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Detroit owns the No. 4 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.8 per game. By contrast, the Royals are rated No. 2 in the same category at 9.3 per game.
Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.5 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the American League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.
In their last action, Kansas City was a 11-5 winner on the road against the Yankees. Bettors on Kansas City at +183 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (16) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Royals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Ivan Nova and the Yankees 11-5 on Thursday at Yankee Stadium.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 9-7 winner as they battled the Twins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at +111 were rewarded, while the 16 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Detroit rolled to a 9-7 win against Minnesota on Wednesday, as Phil Coke and the Tigers' bats led the team to victory at Target Field.
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 8-2
A few Royals at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Kansas City's last 13 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Kansas City is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Detroit's last 13 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Detroit is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
Kansas City at Detroit, Saturday, May 14