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Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers Betting Lines and Pick

The Detroit Tigers get a visit from the Kansas City Royals in MLB baseball betting action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Detroit hands the ball to starter Matt Boyd in this one and he'll try to improve on his 6-4 mark on the year. Kansas City counters with Edinson Volquez, 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 -149 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 9.5, according to MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 6.6-2.0 win for 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

Detroit (83-71) will face the 78-77 Royals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Kansas City injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 18-ranked Detroit Tigers and the No. 25-rated Kansas City Royals in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Detroit Tigers No. 12 ranked offense (4.6 runs per game) against a Kansas City Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 at 4.35 runs allowed per game. The Detroit Tigers have been averaging 9.11 hits per game, more than the Kansas City Royals have managed so far this season (8.93 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.15 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals grabbed a win last time out, defeating D Norris and the Tigers 7-4 on Saturday at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 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
  • Kansas City is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Detroit is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
  • Detroit is 7-18 ATS in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City home to Minnesota, Tuesday, September 27th
Detroit home to Cleveland, Monday, September 26th