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Detroit TigersKansas City Royals
July 9, 7:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Odds

48-42TEAM RECORD36-53

The Detroit Tigers will look to grab a road win when they take on the Royals in Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday in baseball odds action.

Detroit puts its faith in starter Charlie Furbush to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-1. Getting the ball for the Royals is Luke Hochevar, who owns a 5-8 record on the season with a 5.17 ERA.

View Detroit vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Royals in this one will find them as -110 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 9 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Royals, most recently No. 13 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Tigers, who rate an American League No. 10 in the latest survey.

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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.

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the American League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.8 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Detroit was a 6-4 winner on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Detroit at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Detroit looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Royals, a 6-4 final on Friday in support of Rick Porcello at Kauffman Stadium.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

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

A few Tigers at Royals trends to consider:
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 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
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing Detroit
Kansas City is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games
Kansas City is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Kansas City, Sunday, July 10

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