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Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Betting Pick and Odds Preview

Kauffman Stadium hosts an MLB battle between the Kansas City Royals and the visiting Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.

Detroit puts its faith in starter Randy Wolf to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-2. Getting the ball for the Kansas City Royals is Yordano Ventura, who owns a 9-7 record on the season with a 4.41 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Kansas City Royals were listed as -180 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.3-3.3 result in favor of the Royals. 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

80-51 Kansas City battles the Tigers, currently with a 61-70 mark. 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. 6-ranked Kansas City Royals and the No. 26-rated Detroit Tigers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Kansas City Royals No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.38 runs per game, against a Detroit Tigers offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.37 runs per game. The Royals have averaged 9.21 hits per game to date this season, less than the Tigers hitters have managed (9.45 per nine innings).

Detroit brings the No. 28-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals's No. 6-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit got the job done in their last match in a 6-5 victory over Kansas City on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium behind starter J Verlander.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
  • Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 8 games on the road
  • Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
  • Kansas City is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Kansas City, Thursday, September 3rd