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Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

The Kansas City Royals look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Detroit Tigers arrive at Kauffman Stadium on Friday.

Danny Duffy gets the call for the Kansas City Royals and he will try to build on a 11-2 mark. In the other dugout, Anibal Sanchez brings a 7-13 ledger to the game for the Detroit Tigers as he tries to quiet the Royals bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Detroit Tigers listed as underdogs of 155 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 6.0-2.9 win for the Tigers on Friday. 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 (69-64) will face the 72-61 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. 2-ranked Kansas City Royals and the No. 8-rated Detroit Tigers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Kansas City Royals No. 26-rated offense, averaging 4.03 runs per game, against a Detroit Tigers defense that ranks No. 16 at 4.46 in runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have averaged 8.92 hits per game so far, less than Detroit Tigers batters have averaged on the year (9.15 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the No. 16-rated road mark, allowing 4.64 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit got the job done in their last match in a 3-2 victory over Chicago on Wednesday at Comerica Park behind starter J Verlander.

The Royals got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against New York on Wednesday; it was a 5-4 final at Kauffman Stadium in MLB wagering action.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Detroit is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
  • Detroit is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Kansas City is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Kansas City, Saturday, September 3rd