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Michael Fulmer Tigers at Home vs Kansas City Royals in MLB Betting Odds Clash

The Detroit Tigers battle the visiting Kansas City Royals on Thursday in MLB betting odds action at Comerica Park.

Michael Fulmer will take the mound for the Detroit Tigers, and he'll carry a 6-6 record into the contest. Jake Junis gets the ball for the Kansas City Royals; he's 2-1 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Detroit was a -165 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 9.5.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.7-3.8 win 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 34-43 record to the battle against the 38-38 Royals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Kansas City injuries news.

The Detroit Tigers sit at No. 25 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Kansas City Royals sit at No. 13 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Detroit Tigers No. 14 ranked offense (4.73 runs per game) against a Kansas City Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 at 4.43 runs allowed per game. The Detroit Tigers have been averaging 8.62 hits per game, more than the Kansas City Royals have managed so far this season (8.34 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Detroit has the No. 23-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City got the job done in their last match in a 8-2 victory over Detroit on Wednesday at Comerica Park behind starter I Kennedy.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 12-4 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Kansas City is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 14 of Kansas City's last 21 games
  • Kansas City is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Detroit is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Detroit is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games
  • Detroit is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City home to Minnesota, Friday, June 30th
Detroit home to Cleveland, Friday, June 30th