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Detroit Tigers Face the Kansas City Royals Thursday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

Detroit Tigers


Kansas City Royals
Thursday, April 30, 2015 8:10 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium

The Kansas City Royals will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Detroit Tigers pay a visit to Kauffman Stadium.

It's a pitching duel between Danny Duffy for the Kansas City Royals (1-0 on the year) and Alfredo Simon for Detroit Tigers (4-0 so far).

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Detroit Tigers before the first pitch in this match found them as -102 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 8 earlier at TopBet.

Computer Prediction: Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.6-4.3 win for the Royals. A 5.6-4.3 result in favor of the Royals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kansas City Royals bring a 14-7 record to the battle against the 15-7 Tigers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Detroit injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Kansas City Royals at No. 3 and the Detroit Tigers at No. 4 heading into this contest.

How Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Stats Match Up

The game also pits Kansas City Royals No. 3-rated offense, averaging 5.29 runs per game, against a Detroit Tigers defense that ranks No. 12 at 4.09 in runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have averaged 10.71 hits per game so far, more than Detroit Tigers batters have averaged on the year (9.73 hits per game).

Defensively, Detroit features the No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.78 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 at home, scoring 4.89 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Twins, a 10-7 final on Wednesday in support of Shane Greene at Target Field.

The Royals were saddled with a loss last time out in Yordano Ventura's start, as they lost 7-5 against Cleveland on Wednesday at Progressive Field.

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends

Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 11 games on the road
Kansas City is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
Kansas City is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Kansas City is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Detroit

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