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MLB BASEBALL

Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals

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

The Tigers will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Justin Verlander in this game. Verlander has a 8-4 record and a 3.71 ERA this season.

It'll be James Shields toeing the rubber for the Royals in this contest. Righthander Shields is 2-6 with a 2.81 ERA so far this season.

In their last action, Detroit was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Detroit at -162 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
Detroit: 36-27 SU
Kansas City: 29-33 SU

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Detroit is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games
Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Kansas City's last 12 games

Next up:
Detroit at Minnesota, Friday, June 14
Kansas City at Tampa Bay, Thursday, June 13