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Baseball Matchup - Detroit Tigers Kansas City Royals Odds Preview

Kansas City RoyalsDetroit Tigers
Sep 15, 1:08 PM | GrassComerica Park

Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Odds

78-70TEAM RECORD85-63

The Tigers get a visit from the Kansas City Royals in baseball action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Tigers will turn to Max Scherzer and his 19-3 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Royals send Jeremy Guthrie (14-10) to the hill.

View Kansas City vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Tigers in this matchup found them as -205 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 1-ranked Tigers and the American League No. 4-rated Royals in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 2 ranked American League offense (5 runs per game) against a Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 in the American League at 3.8 runs allowed per game. The Tigers have been averaging 10.1 hits per game, more than the Royals have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the American League's No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the American League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 1-0 winner on the road against the Tigers. Bettors on Kansas City at +116 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Royals didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Detroit 1-0 on Saturday at Comerica Park.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Royals at Tigers trends to consider:
Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Kansas City's last 16 games when playing Detroit
Kansas City is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games on the road
Detroit is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Detroit's last 16 games when playing Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City home to Cleveland, Monday, September 16
Detroit home to Seattle, Monday, September 16