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MLB Betting Line Favors the Detroit Tigers over the Kansas City Royals

The Detroit Tigers will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Kansas City Royals invade Comerica Park on Friday.

Kansas City puts its faith in starter Johnny Cueto to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 9-12. Getting the ball for the Detroit Tigers is Justin Verlander, who owns a 3-8 record on the season with a 3.58 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Detroit Tigers in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -108 at BetOnline for Friday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Royals to win this game 5-3.3. 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 67-78 record to the battle against the 86-60 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. 29 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Kansas City Royals sit at No. 22 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Detroit has baseball's No. 12-rated offensive output, at 9.47 hits per game. The Kansas City Royals average 9.25 hits per game, good for No. 5 on the list.

Kansas City brings the No. 9-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Tigers's No. 28-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City got the job done in their last match in a 8-4 victory over Cleveland on Thursday at Progressive Field behind starter Y Ventura.

Detroit won a close affair on Wednesday in their last outing, defeating Minnesota 7-4 in extra innings at Target Field.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
  • Detroit is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
  • Detroit is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit's last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Detroit, Saturday, September 19th