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Detroit Tigers visit Kansas City Royals in MLB Betting Odds Clash

Detroit Tigers


Kansas City Royals
Sunday, May 03, 2015 2:10 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium

The Kansas City Royals will look to improve on a 16-8 record when they take on the Detroit Tigers, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Sunday.

Anibal Sanchez gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Detroit Tigers on Sunday; he's 1-3 on the season. The Kansas City Royals, meanwhile, will counter with Jeremy Guthrie, who will be looking to improve on his 1-1 mark.

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Kansas City Royals were listed as -101 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at Bovada.

Computer Prediction: Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.9-4 win for the Royals on Sunday. 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 16-8 record to the battle against the 16-9 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. 3-ranked Kansas City Royals and the No. 20-rated Detroit Tigers in this matchup.

How Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Stats Match Up

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Detroit Tigers rank No. 5 at 9.28 hits per game. That compares with the Kansas City Royals No. 1 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Detroit features the No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.92 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 at home, scoring 4.75 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Tigers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Edinson Volquez and the Royals 2-1 on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends

Detroit is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Detroit is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Detroit is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
Kansas City is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games at home
Kansas City is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games when playing Detroit

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Chicago, Tuesday, May 5th
Kansas City home to Cleveland, Tuesday, May 5th