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Royals, Tigers Scoring Lots Of Runs

Pitchers from the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers have dreaded when the two teams have met with the offenses going berserk in their matchups. The Royals and Tigers have averaged a combined 13 runs per game in their past eight games with the OVER hitting in each of those outings.

Shark Bites
  • The Royals have won 12 of their last 13 games at home dating back to last season.
  • No member of the Royals has ever hit a home run off Jordan Zimmermann.
  • The road team is 1-5 in the past six meetings between the Tigers and Royals.

However, it may be hard for these two teams to get a lot of offense against the starters today with Jordan Zimmermann and Ian Kennedy both starting the season red-hot for their new clubs.

Zimmermann has not allowed a single run so far this season through his first two starts. The newest member of the Tigers starting rotation has given up just eight hits in 13.0 innings of work this season. Kennedy has been just as good Zimmermann with the Royals' pitcher allowing just one earned run in his first two starts with KC.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Detroit Tigers were listed as 100 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Wednesday over at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.5-3.9 result in favor of the Royals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

9-4 Kansas City battles the Tigers, currently with a 7-5 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Detroit injuries news.

The Kansas City Royals sit at No. 5 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Detroit Tigers sit at No. 13 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 9 ranking for hits at 8.69 per game. By contrast, the Detroit Tigers are rated No. 1 in the same category at 10.17 per game.

Defensively, Detroit features the No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.25 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 at home, scoring 4.5 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit suffered a 8-6 loss against Kansas City on Tuesday, as S Greene wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games
  • Detroit is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games on the road
  • Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
  • Kansas City is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Kansas City's last 13 games
  • Kansas City is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Kansas City, Thursday, April 21st