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Kansas City Royals host Detroit Tigers in baseball action

Detroit TigersKansas City Royals
Aug 6, 7:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Odds

60-52TEAM RECORD48-64

Detroit pays a visit to Kansas City on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Royals bats in baseball action at Kauffman Stadium.

The Royals will rely on Danny Duffy to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Justin Verlander will be his counterpart for the Tigers. Danny Duffy is 3-4 this season, and Justin Verlander is 15-5.

View Detroit vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Kansas City opened as +175 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Royals, most recently No. 8 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Tigers, who rate an American League No. 9 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Tigers rank No. 4 in the American League at 9.1 hits per game. That compares with Kansas City’s No. 3 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Kansas City has the American League's No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the American League's No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

The Tigers were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -104 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Detroit won a close affair on Friday in their last outing, defeating Kansas City 4-3 in extra innings at Kauffman Stadium.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Tigers at Royals trends to consider:
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kansas City
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 11 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 11 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
Kansas City is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Kansas City, Sunday, August 7

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