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Kansas City Royals visit Detroit Tigers in MLB Betting Odds Clash

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

Detroit hands the ball to starter David Price in this one and he'll try to improve on his 3-1 mark on the year. Kansas City counters with Yordano Ventura, who will try to quiet the fans and the Tigers bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Detroit sat as -153 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 7.5, according to MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 6-4.5 win for the Royals on Friday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 6-4.5 result in favor of the Royals today. 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

Detroit (18-11) will face the 18-10 Royals in this tilt. 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. 12 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Detroit Tigers No. 14-ranked scoring average of 4.45 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals offense rated No. 3 and scoring 5.11 runs per game. The Tigers have averaged 9.24 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (10.11 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 3.83 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals enjoyed a 7-4 victory at the expense of the Indians on Thursday, with Edinson Volquez throwing 2 innings of 1-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

The Tigers enjoyed a 4-1 victory at the expense of the White Sox on Thursday, with Kyle Lobstein throwing 7 2/3 innings of 5-hit ball at U.S. Cellular Field.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing Detroit
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kansas City's last 13 games when playing Detroit
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
  • Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Detroit is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing Kansas City
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit's last 13 games when playing Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Detroit, Saturday, May 9th