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Detroit Tigers Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Detroit Tigers pay a visit to Kauffman Stadium.

Detroit puts its faith in starter Daniel Norris to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 4-8. Getting the ball for the Kansas City Royals is Danny Duffy, who owns a 9-9 record on the season with a 3.68 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Detroit Tigers before the first pitch in this match found them as 172 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 9 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 6.0-3.4 win for the Royals on Thursday. 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 (78-80) will face the 62-96 Tigers in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Detroit injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Kansas City Royals at No. 18 and the Detroit Tigers at No. 30 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has baseball's No. 23-rated offensive output, at 8.93 hits per game. The Detroit Tigers average 8.9 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Kansas City has the No. 18-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the No. 30 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit looks to rebound from a loss to the Royals, who beat them 7-4 on Wednesday behind a start from J Hammel at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Detroit is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 11 games
  • Detroit is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Minnesota, Friday, September 29th
Kansas City home to Arizona, Friday, September 29th