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Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Betting Odds Analysis, Lines and Pick

Detroit Tigers


Kansas City Royals
Sunday, May 04, 2014 2:10 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium

The Kansas City Royals will look to improve on a 14-15 record when they take on the Detroit Tigers, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Sunday.

Kansas City hands the ball to starter Jason Vargas in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-0 mark on the year. Detroit counters with Justin Verlander, who will try to quiet the fans and the Royals bats at the same time.

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Baseball betting odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Kansas City Royals as 127 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 8 at shops such as BetOnline.

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Computer Prediction: Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.1-3.9 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

14-15 Kansas City battles the Tigers, currently with a 16-9 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Detroit injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 13-rated Kansas City Royals and the league No. 15-ranked Detroit Tigers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Stats Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Kansas City Royals and its No. 24-rated batting order, averaging 3.86 runs per nine innings, against the No. 6 lineup of the Detroit Tigers at 4.84 runs per outing.

Detroit brings the No. 9-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals's No. 14-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Detroit was a 9-2 winner on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Detroit at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Detroit rolled to a 9-2 win against Kansas City on Saturday, as Drew Smyly and the Tigers' bats led the team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends

Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Detroit's last 24 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games at home
Kansas City is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit home to Houston, Monday, May 5th
Kansas City at San Diego, Monday, May 5th