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MLB BASEBALL

Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers will be trying to extend a winning streak on Friday when they take on the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park.

The Royals will trot Bruce Chen out to the mound in this one. Lefthander Chen has a 4-2 record and a 2.98 ERA this season.

It'll be Justin Verlander toeing the rubber for the Tigers in this contest. Righthander Verlander is 12-11 with a 3.64 ERA so far this season.

Kansas City won its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Indians on September 11. Bettors who backed the Royals at -115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Detroit was a 1-0 winner on the road against the White Sox. Bettors on Detroit at -175 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Kansas City has won 2 straight games.
Detroit has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Kansas City: 77-69 SU
Detroit: 84-62 SU

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

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Kansas City's last 14 games when playing Detroit
Kansas City is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
Detroit is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Detroit's last 14 games when playing Kansas City

Next up:
Detroit home to Kansas City, Saturday, September 14