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Moneyline Favors Detroit Tigers in MLB Battle with Kansas City Royals

Detroit Tigers


Kansas City Royals
Friday, July 11, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Detroit Tigers dueling the Kansas City Royals on Friday at Kauffman Stadium.

Kansas City sends Danny Duffy out against Anibal Sanchez for the Detroit Tigers in this game. Duffy is 5-8 with a 2.86 ERA on the season, while Sanchez is 5-3 on the year and has a 3.18 ERA.

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line

The moneyline was hovering in the range of 100 for the Kansas City Royals in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 7.5 at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.9-4.4 win for the Tigers. A 4.9-4.4 result in favor of the Tigers 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 47-44 record to the battle against the 51-37 Tigers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Detroit injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 13 (Kansas City Royals) and the No. 7 (Detroit Tigers) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City Royals No. 14 ranked offense (4.13 runs per game) against a Detroit Tigers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 20 at 4.32 runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have been averaging 9.14 hits per game, less than the Detroit Tigers have managed so far this season (9.66 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Kansas City has the No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the No. 20 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Tigers were a 16-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at +102 on the moneyline, while the total score (20) was good news for OVER bettors. Detroit ran up the score in their last game on Thursday, jumping to a lead and resulting in a 16-4 victory against Kansas City.

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Kansas City, Saturday, July 12th