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Detroit favored by 106 against Kansas City on Friday

Detroit TigersKansas City Royals
Sep 6, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Kauffman Stadium on Friday as host Kansas City battles the Detroit Tigers in baseball odds action.

It's a pitching duel between James Shields for the Royals (10-8 on the year) and Anibal Sanchez for Detroit (12-7 so far).

View Detroit vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Kansas City sat as +106 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 7.5, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Royals - Tigers odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Kansas City is rated No. 4 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Detroit is at No. 1 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Tigers rank No. 1 in the American League at 10.1 hits per game. That compares with Kansas City’s No. 6 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the American League's No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.8 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 20-4 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -119 were rewarded, while the 24 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Detroit was scored on plenty on Wednesday, falling behind early and watching runners cross the plate all game in a 20-4 loss to Boston.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 7-6 winner at home against the Mariners. Bettors on Kansas City at -166 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Royals beat Seattle in extra innings, earning a 7-6 victory at Kauffman Stadium in MLB wagering action.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Tigers at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 11 games when playing Kansas City
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing at home against Detroit
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games

Next up:
Detroit at Kansas City, Saturday, September 7