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Detroit Tigers home to Royals in baseball betting action

Kansas City RoyalsDetroit Tigers
Aug 31, 1:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Odds

56-80TEAM RECORD74-61

Kansas City pays a visit to Detroit on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Tigers bats in baseball action at Comerica Park.

The match puts starter Felipe Paulino for the Royals on the hill facing Rick Porcello for the Tigers. Paulino brings a 2-6 mark to the game, while Porcello is 12-8 to date on the season.

View Kansas City vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-155 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 9 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 10 (Tigers) and the No. 9 (Royals) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 5-rated American League offense, averaging 4.5 runs per game, against a Royals defense that ranks No. 12 in the American League at 4.8 in runs allowed per game. The Tigers have averaged 9.2 hits per game so far, less than Royals batters have averaged on the year (9.4 hits per game).

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.

Kansas City was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Tigers. They lost as +165 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. Kansas City lost a tight one on Tuesday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 2-1 score against Detroit at Comerica Park.

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

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

A few Royals at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Kansas City is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Kansas City is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Detroit is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Detroit, Thursday, September 1