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Kansas City Royals host Detroit Tigers in baseball action

Detroit TigersKansas City Royals
Sep 20, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Odds

89-64TEAM RECORD67-87

Kansas City will look to improve on its 67-87 record when take on Detroit, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Tuesday.

The Royals will rely on Luis Mendoza to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Brad Penny will be his counterpart for the Tigers. Luis Mendoza is 0-0 this season, and Brad Penny is 10-10.

View Detroit vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Royals in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -115 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Royals sit at No. 9 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tigers sit at an American League No. 8 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has the American League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 9.6 hits per game. The Tigers average 9.4 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the American League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Kansas City has the American League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the American League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Detroit was a 3-0 winner on the road against the Athletics. Bettors on Detroit at -172 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Justin Verlander chucked 8 shutout innings at the Athletics in their last game, striking out 6 in a 3-0 win against Oakland in baseball action at O.co Coliseum.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 10-5 loser as they battled the White Sox at home. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at -104 were rewarded, while the 15 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Royals endured a 10-5 loss at the hands of the White Sox on Sunday, with Bruce Chen throwing 5 1/3 innings of 9-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Tigers at Royals trends to consider:
Detroit is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games
Detroit is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home
Kansas City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at Kansas City, Wednesday, September 21