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Moneyline Favors Kansas City Royals in MLB Battle with Detroit Tigers

The visiting Detroit Tigers hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to pick up a win at Kauffman Stadium against the Kansas City Royals.

Edinson Volquez will take the mound for the Kansas City Royals, and he'll carry a 6-6 record into the contest. Matt Boyd gets the ball for the Detroit Tigers; he's 0-1 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Kansas City Royals in this matchup found them as -129 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Royals to win this game 5.9-4.7. 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

Kansas City (36-31) will face the 34-33 Tigers in this tilt. 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. 18-ranked Kansas City Royals and the No. 6-rated Detroit Tigers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Detroit Tigers rank No. 2 at 9.43 hits per game. That compares with the Kansas City Royals No. 6 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the No. 24-rated road mark, allowing 4.81 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit looks to rebound from a loss to the Royals, who beat them 10-3 on Friday behind a start from Y Ventura at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
  • Detroit is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
  • Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
  • Kansas City is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Kansas City is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Kansas City is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Kansas City, Sunday, June 19th