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Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers in MLB odds

Detroit TigersKansas City Royals
July 19, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Odds

52-42TEAM RECORD43-49

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

It's a pitching duel between Ervin Santana for the Royals (5-6 on the year) and Anibal Sanchez for Detroit (7-6 so far).

View Detroit vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Royals were listed as +118 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The Royals - Tigers odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Kansas City is rated No. 5 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Detroit is at No. 1 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 7 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.7 per game. By contrast, the Tigers are rated No. 1 in the same category at 10 per game.

Detroit brings the American League's No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals' league No. 4-ranked defense.

The Tigers were a 5-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -166 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Tigers didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Texas 5-0 on Sunday at Comerica Park.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 6-4 loser on the road against the Indians. Bettors on Cleveland at -102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Kansas City looks to rebound from a loss to the Indians, who beat them 6-4 on Sunday behind a start from Ubaldo Jimenez at Progressive Field.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Tigers at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing Kansas City
Detroit is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home
Kansas City is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Kansas City, Saturday, July 20