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Detroit Tigers take on Royals in baseball test

Detroit TigersKansas City Royals
Aug 28, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Odds

69-58TEAM RECORD56-71

Detroit pays a visit to Kansas City on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Royals bats in baseball action at Kauffman Stadium.

For the Royals, Luis Mendoza gets the ball, charged with keeping the Tigers hitters off the base paths. He'll face Justin Verlander, 12-7 on the year.

View Detroit vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Royals in this one, they're listed as moneyline underdogs of +170 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Royals sit at No. 6 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tigers sit at an American League No. 3 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City's No. 11 ranked American League offense (4.1 runs per game) against a Tigers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 7 in the American League at 4.3 runs allowed per game. The Royals have been averaging 9.2 hits per game, more than the Tigers have managed so far this season (9.1 hits on average).

Kansas City owns the American League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's American League No. 7-rated defense.

The Tigers were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -136 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Tigers enjoyed a 5-2 victory at the expense of the Angels on Sunday, with Max Scherzer throwing 7 innings of 4-hit ball at Comerica Park.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 5-1 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -111 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Royals endured a 5-1 loss at the hands of the Red Sox on Monday, with Luke Hochevar throwing 8 innings of 8-hit ball at Fenway Park.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 8-2
After playing LA Angels are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Tigers at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
Detroit is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Kansas City
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 9 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Kansas City, Wednesday, August 29