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The Kansas City Royals will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Friday when they take on the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.
Danny Duffy will be the starting pitcher for the Royals on this day. Lefthander Duffy is 0-0 this season with a 4.90 ERA.
Duffy's opponent in this one will be Justin Verlander. The Tigers righthander has a 3.57 ERA to go along with a 12-8 record this season.
The Royals were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -168 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Kansas City has lost 3 straight games.
Detroit has won 2 straight games.
Kansas City: 62-57 SU
Detroit: 71-49 SU
Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
Detroit most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Detroit
Kansas City is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Kansas City is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Detroit is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games at home
Detroit home to Kansas City, Friday, August 16