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Doug Fister out to silence Royals bats in MLB contest

Kansas City RoyalsDetroit Tigers
July 7, 4:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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The Kansas City Royals will look to grab a road win when they take on the Tigers in Detroit at Comerica Park on Saturday in baseball odds action.

The match puts starter Bruce Chen for the Royals on the hill facing Doug Fister for the Tigers. Chen brings a 7-7 mark to the game, while Fister is 1-6 to date on the season.

View Kansas City vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Tigers as -155 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 6 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Royals, who rate an American League No. 7 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Detroit's American League No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.4 runs per game, against a Royals offense rated No. 12 and scoring 4.1 runs per game in the league. The Tigers have averaged 9.1 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (9.2 per nine innings).

Detroit owns the American League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's American League No. 10-rated defense.

Kansas City was a 4-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Tigers. They lost as +183 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Royals endured a 4-2 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Friday, with Jonathan Sanchez throwing 5 2/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Comerica Park.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas City are 8-2
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Royals at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Detroit is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City at Detroit, Sunday, July 8