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Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Highlights MLB Odds Menu

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

Danny Duffy gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Kansas City Royals on Friday; he's 12-2 on the season. The Detroit Tigers, meanwhile, will counter with Michael Fulmer, who will be looking to improve on his 10-7 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Detroit Tigers were listed as -120 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.4-2.8 result in favor of the Tigers. 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 sport a record of 82-70 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 77-76 on the season 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 Tigers if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 18 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Kansas City is at No. 25.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Detroit has baseball's No. 12-rated offensive output, at 9.08 hits per game. The Kansas City Royals average 8.91 hits per game, good for No. 8 on the list.

Defensively, Kansas City features the No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.1 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 at home, scoring 4.55 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-2 to Cleveland on Thursday at Progressive Field.

J Verlander fanned 11 Minnesota batters in the team's last outing, leading the Tigers to a 4-2 victory over the Twins at Target Field.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Kansas City is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 19 of Kansas City's last 25 games
  • Detroit is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Detroit is 6-19 ATS in its last 25 games at home
  • Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Detroit, Saturday, September 24th