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Kansas City Royals Face the Detroit Tigers Saturday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

The Detroit Tigers will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Kansas City Royals pay a visit to Comerica Park.

Anibal Sanchez gets the call for the Detroit Tigers and he will try to build on a 2-3 mark. In the other dugout, Jeremy Guthrie brings a 1-2 ledger to the game for the Kansas City Royals as he tries to quiet the Tigers bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Kansas City Royals listed as underdogs of 145 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.7-4.7 win for the Royals on Saturday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 5.7-4.7 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

The Detroit Tigers bring a 19-11 record to the battle against the 18-11 Royals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Kansas City injuries news.

The Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals odds would favor the Royals if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 25 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Kansas City is at No. 12.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Detroit has baseball's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 9.3 hits per game. The Kansas City Royals average 10.24 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the list.

Kansas City brings the No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Tigers's No. 16-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-5 to Detroit on Friday at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games on the road
  • Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games at home
  • Detroit is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Kansas City
  • Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Detroit, Sunday, May 10th