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Tigers Battling the Royals Sunday Night

The Detroit Tigers will be looking to avoid a fourth straight poor outing by starting pitcher Shane Greene on the MLB moneyline at the sportsbooks when they face the Kansas City Royals in this week's Sunday Night Baseball matchup.

Greene is 3-2 with a 5.56 ERA on the season after getting blasted for five runs on five hits over just 2 2-3 innings of work in his last trip to the mound on May 5 against the White Sox. Chris Young is the probable pitcher for Kansas City on Sunday; Young is 2-0 with a 1.06 ERA this season.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.9-4.5 win for the Royals. A 5.9-4.5 result in favor of the Royals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 19-12 record to the battle against the 19-11 Royals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Kansas City injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Detroit Tigers at No. 25 and the Kansas City Royals at No. 12 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Detroit Tigers No. 13-ranked scoring average of 4.42 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals offense rated No. 2 and scoring 5.13 runs per game. The Tigers have averaged 9.29 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (10.33 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 3.86 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals enjoyed a 6-2 victory at the expense of the Tigers on Saturday, with Jeremy Guthrie throwing 7 1/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Kansas City's last 15 games when playing Detroit
  • Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Detroit's last 15 games when playing Kansas City
  • Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Texas, Monday, May 11th
Detroit home to Minnesota, Tuesday, May 12th