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Kansas City Royals Host Detroit Tigers in MLB Baseball Betting Action

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Kansas City and Detroit on Wednesday, with the host Royals trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

Detroit puts its faith in starter Justin Verlander to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 5-7. Getting the ball for the Kansas City Royals is Jason Hammel, who owns a 4-8 record on the season with a 5.02 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Detroit Tigers listed as favorites of -115 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 6.9-2.6 victory for the Tigers. 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 45-47 record to the battle against the 43-49 Tigers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Detroit injuries news.

This game puts the Kansas City Royals, most recently No. 13 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Detroit Tigers, who rate a No. 19 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Kansas City Royals No. 26-ranked scoring average of 4.07 runs per game, against a Detroit Tigers offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4.86 runs per game. The Royals have averaged 8.42 hits per game to date this season, less than the Tigers hitters have managed (8.84 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Kansas City has the No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the No. 22 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit got the job done in their last match in a 9-3 victory over Kansas City on Tuesday at Royals Stadium behind starter Matt Boyd.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
  • Detroit is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Kansas City, Thursday, July 20th