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Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Betting Preview

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April 24, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Odds


The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Detroit and Kansas City on Wednesday, with the host Tigers trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Kansas City puts its faith in starter Wade Davis to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 2-0. Getting the ball for the Tigers is Max Scherzer, who owns a 1-0 record on the season with a 2.84 ERA.

View Kansas City vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Detroit sat as -245 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 7, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 2 in the American League and the Royals at No. 3 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Detroit and its American League No. 8-rated batting order, averaging 4.4 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 10 lineup of the Royals at 4 runs per outing.

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.5 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the American League at home, scoring 6.7 runs per game.

A few Royals at Tigers trends to consider:
Kansas City is 1-6-1 SU in its last 8 games ,when playing Detroit
Kansas City is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing on the road against Detroit
Detroit7-0-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Detroit6-1-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Kansas City
Detroit12-4-1 SU in its last 17 games at home
Detroit is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games ,

Next up:
Kansas City at Detroit, Thursday, April 25