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Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Wednesday when the Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers meet at Comerica Park.

The Royals will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Jason Vargas in this game. Vargas has a 0-0 record and a 0.00 ERA this season.

Vargas's opponent in this one will be Max Scherzer. The Tigers righthander has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Tigers. Bettors on Detroit at -149 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
Kansas City: 0-1 SU
Detroit: 1-0 SU

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 9-1

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Detroit
Kansas City is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Detroit
Kansas City is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 11 games at home
Detroit is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Kansas City

Next up:
Detroit home to Kansas City, Thursday, April 3