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Sep 1, 1:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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The Kansas City Royals will look to grab a road win when they take on the Tigers in Detroit at Comerica Park on Thursday in baseball odds action.

Detroit sends Jacob Turner out against Danny Duffy for the Royals in this game. Turner is 0-1 with a 3.38 ERA on the season, while Duffy is 3-8 on the year and has a 5.55 ERA.

View Kansas City vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Royals listed as underdogs of +-170 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9.5, depending on the book.

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).

Detroit owns the American League's No. 10 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's American League No. 12-rated defense.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 5-4 loser on the road against the Tigers. Bettors on Detroit at -178 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Kansas City looks to rebound from a loss to the Tigers, who beat them 5-4 on Wednesday behind a start from Rick Porcello at Comerica Park.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Cleveland are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Royals at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Kansas City is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Kansas City is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Detroit is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
Detroit is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City home to Cleveland, Friday, September 2
Detroit home to Chi White Sox, Friday, September 2