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Baseball Matchup - Detroit Tigers Kansas City Royals Odds Preview

Kansas City RoyalsDetroit Tigers
Aug 30, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Odds

56-79TEAM RECORD73-61

The Detroit Tigers host Kansas City on Tuesday, looking to build on their 73-61 mark against the 56-79 Royals in MLB betting action at Comerica Park.

It's a pitching duel between Doug Fister for the Tigers (6-13 on the year) and Jeff Francis for Kansas City (5-14 so far).

View Kansas City vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Tigers as -185 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 9-rated Royals taking on the American League's No. 10-rated Tigers in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Detroit's American League No. 5-ranked scoring average of 4.5 runs per game, against a Royals offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.4 runs per game in the league. The Tigers have averaged 9.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (9.4 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the American League's No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 5 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 9-5 winner on the road against the Tigers. Bettors on Kansas City at +160 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (14) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Royals enjoyed a 9-5 victory at the expense of the Tigers on Monday, with Luke Hochevar throwing 7 innings of 8-hit ball at Comerica Park.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 2-8
After a win are 2-8

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Royals at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Kansas City is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games
Kansas City is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Detroit is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Detroit, Wednesday, August 31