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Kansas City RoyalsDetroit Tigers
May 2, 1:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Odds

6-16TEAM RECORD12-11

Detroit will look to improve on its 12-11 record when take on Kansas City, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Wednesday.

The match puts starter Jonathan Sanchez for the Royals on the hill facing Justin Verlander for the Tigers. Sanchez brings a 1-1 mark to the game, while Verlander is 2-1 to date on the season.

View Kansas City vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Tigers in this one will find them as -255 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 6-ranked Tigers and the American League No. 13-rated Royals in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Royals rank No. 4 in the American League at 9 hits per game. That compares with Detroit’s No. 6 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.9 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the American League at home, scoring 5 runs per game.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 9-3 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -142 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 9-3 to Detroit on Tuesday at Comerica Park.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing NY Yankees are 2-8
After playing Detroit are 2-8
After a loss are 1-9

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
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 OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games on the road
Kansas City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Kansas City is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games at home
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City home to NY Yankees, Thursday, May 3
Detroit home to Chi White Sox, Friday, May 4