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Detroit Tigers take on the Kansas City Royals with Odds and Betting Pick

The Kansas City Royals battle the visiting Detroit Tigers on Monday in MLB betting odds action at Kauffman Stadium.

Kansas City sends Jason Vargas out against Jordan Zimmermann for the Detroit Tigers in this game. Vargas is 12-3 with a 2.62 ERA on the season, while Zimmermann is 5-7 on the year and has a 5.87 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Detroit Tigers listed as underdogs of 141 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.4-4.2 win for the Royals on Monday. 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

The Kansas City Royals bring a 45-45 record to the battle against the 41-49 Tigers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Detroit injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 13-ranked Kansas City Royals and the No. 19-rated Detroit Tigers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Kansas City Royals and its No. 26-rated batting order, averaging 4.1 runs per nine innings, against the No. 12 line up of the Detroit Tigers at 4.76 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Kansas City has the No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the No. 23 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Tigers beat Toronto in extra innings, earning a 6-5 victory at Comerica Park in MLB wagering action.

The Royals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Y Darvish and the Rangers 4-3 on Sunday at Royals Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Detroit is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Detroit is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Detroit is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
  • Kansas City is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Kansas City, Tuesday, July 18th