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Detroit Tigers Home to the Kansas City Royals in MLB Betting Odds Action

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Detroit and Kansas City on Saturday, with the host Tigers trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

Danny Duffy gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Kansas City Royals on Saturday; he's 4-1 on the season. The Detroit Tigers, meanwhile, will counter with Mike Pelfrey, who will be looking to improve on his 2-8 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Detroit sat as 107 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 9, according to MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.4-3.8 victory for the Royals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Detroit Tigers bring a 47-43 record to the battle against the 45-44 Royals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Kansas City injuries news.

This game puts the Detroit Tigers, most recently No. 14 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Kansas City Royals, who rate a No. 25 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Detroit Tigers and its No. 10-rated batting order, averaging 4.77 runs per nine innings, against the No. 25 line up of the Kansas City Royals at 3.98 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Detroit has the No. 22-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

J Verlander fanned 10 Kansas City batters in the team's last outing, leading the Tigers to a 4-2 victory over the Royals at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Kansas City is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Detroit is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
  • Detroit is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Detroit, Sunday, July 17th