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Kansas City Royals Host Detroit Tigers in MLB Baseball Betting Action

Detroit Tigers


Kansas City Royals
Friday, May 02, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium

MLB wagering interest swings to the Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals battle on Friday at Kauffman Stadium as the Royals try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Rick Porcello gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Detroit Tigers on this Friday; he's 3-1 on the season. The Kansas City Royals, meanwhile, will counter with James Shields, who will be looking to improve on his 3-2 mark.

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Kansas City was a -150 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 7.5.

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Computer Prediction: Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.5-4.3 result in favor of 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kansas City Royals sport a record of 14-13 heading into this matchup, while the Detroit Tigers sit at 14-9 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Detroit injuries news.

The Kansas City Royals sit at No. 13 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Detroit Tigers sit at No. 15 on the same chart.

How Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City Royals No. 20 ranked offense (4 runs per game) against a Detroit Tigers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 16 at 4.13 runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have been averaging 8.81 hits per game, less than the Detroit Tigers have managed so far this season (9.26 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.11 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Detroit was a 5-1 winner on the road against the White Sox. Bettors on Detroit at -171 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Tigers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Hector Noesi and the White Sox 5-1 on Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field.

Kansas City lost its last outing, a 7-3 result against the Blue Jays on May 1. Bettors who backed the Blue Jays at -114 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Royals endured a 7-3 loss at the hands of the Blue Jays on Thursday, with Jeremy Guthrie throwing 6 innings of 8-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Kansas City, Saturday, May 3rd