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Detroit Tigers Face the Kansas City Royals Sunday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

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

It's a pitching duel between Edinson Volquez for the Kansas City Royals (10-10 on the year) and Daniel Norris for Detroit Tigers (2-2 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Detroit Tigers were listed as 113 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Sunday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Tigers to win this game 5.9-3.8. 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 (70-65) will face the 73-62 Tigers in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Detroit injuries news.

The Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers odds would favor the Royals if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Kansas City is rated No. 2 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Detroit is at No. 8.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 9 ranking for hits at 8.94 per game. By contrast, the Detroit Tigers are rated No. 5 in the same category at 9.18 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the No. 16-rated road mark, allowing 4.66 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Tigers were saddled with a loss last time out in Michael Fulmer's start, as they lost 5-2 against Kansas City on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games
  • Detroit is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 13-6 ATS in its last 19 games
  • Kansas City is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games
  • Kansas City is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Chicago, Monday, September 5th
Kansas City at Minnesota, Monday, September 5th