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Detroit sends Anibal Sanchez vs Bruce Chen in Tigers vs Royals game

Kansas City RoyalsDetroit Tigers
Sep 25, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Odds

70-83TEAM RECORD81-72

The Detroit Tigers host Kansas City on Tuesday, looking to build on their 81-72 mark against the 70-83 Royals in MLB betting action at Comerica Park.

The Tigers will turn to Anibal Sanchez and his 8-13 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Royals send Bruce Chen (11-12) to the hill.

View Kansas City vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Tigers in this one will find them as -180 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Tigers sit at No. 4 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Royals sit at an American League No. 7 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Detroit's American League No. 6-ranked scoring average of 4.5 runs per game, against a Royals offense rated No. 12 and scoring 4.2 runs per game in the league. The Tigers have averaged 9.1 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (9.3 per nine innings).

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the American League at home, scoring 4.9 runs per game.

Kansas City lost its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Tigers on September 24. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -260 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Royals endured a 6-2 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Monday, with Luke Hochevar throwing 7 1/3 innings of 12-hit ball at Comerica Park.

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

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

A few Royals at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games on the road
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 12 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games at home
Detroit is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Detroit, Wednesday, September 26

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