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Jonathan Sanchez Royals at Home vs Detroit in MLB Clash

Detroit TigersKansas City Royals
April 18, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Odds

8-3TEAM RECORD3-8

The Kansas City Royals battle the visiting Detroit Tigers on Wednesday in MLB betting action at Kauffman Stadium.

It's a pitching duel between Jonathan Sanchez for the Royals (1-0 on the year) and Max Scherzer for Detroit (0-1 so far).

View Detroit vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Royals at No. 11 in the American League and the Tigers at No. 5 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 8 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.9 per game. By contrast, the Tigers are rated No. 5 in the same category at 9.2 per game.

Defensively, Detroit features the American League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the American League at home, scoring 4.4 runs per game.

In their last action, Detroit was a 3-1 winner on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Detroit at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Tigers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Bruce Chen and the Royals 3-1 on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium.

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

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Toronto are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Tigers at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Kansas City's last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Kansas City's last 24 games
Kansas City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit home to Texas, Thursday, April 19
Kansas City home to Toronto, Friday, April 20

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