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The division rival Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers are set to renew hostilities on Thursday when they meet at Comerica Park.
Jeremy Guthrie will be the starting pitcher for the Royals on this day. Righthander Guthrie is 12-8 this season with a 4.10 ERA.
It'll be Anibal Sanchez toeing the rubber for the Tigers in this contest. Righthander Sanchez is 10-7 with a 2.58 ERA so far this season.
In their last action, Kansas City was a 5-2 loser at home against the Marlins. Bettors on Miami at +220 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 6-4 winner as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -160 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Kansas City has lost 2 straight games.
Kansas City: 62-56 SU
Detroit: 70-49 SU
Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Miami are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
Detroit most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 8-2
After a win are 8-2
A few trends to consider:
Kansas City is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Kansas City is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Detroit is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Detroit home to Kansas City, Friday, August 16