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Detroit Tigers Starter Daniel Norris Out to Silence Kansas City Royals Bats in MLB Contest

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

The Detroit Tigers will rely on Daniel Norris to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Yordano Ventura will be his counterpart for the Kansas City Royals. Daniel Norris is 3-2 this season, and Yordano Ventura is 11-11.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Detroit Tigers as -135 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.4-2.4 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 bring a 83-70 record to the battle against the 77-77 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. 18 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Kansas City Royals sit at No. 25 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Detroit Tigers No. 12 ranked offense (4.61 runs per game) against a Kansas City Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 at 4.36 runs allowed per game. The Detroit Tigers have been averaging 9.08 hits per game, more than the Kansas City Royals have managed so far this season (8.92 hits on average).

Kansas City brings the No. 12-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Tigers's No. 16-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals endured a 8-3 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Friday, with D Duffy throwing 3.2 innings of 7-hit ball at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 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 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Detroit is 7-18 ATS in its last 25 games at home
  • Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Detroit, Sunday, September 25th