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Luke Hochevar, Duane Below take mound in Tigers vs Royals tilt

Kansas City RoyalsDetroit Tigers
April 30, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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The Detroit Tigers look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Royals arrive at Comerica Park on Monday.

The Tigers will rely on Duane Below to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Luke Hochevar will be his counterpart for the Royals. Duane Below is 0-0 this season, and Luke Hochevar is 2-1.

View Kansas City vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Tigers in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -145 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 6 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Royals, who rate an American League No. 9 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 8 ranked American League offense (4.3 runs per game) against a Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 in the American League at 4.9 runs allowed per game. The Tigers have been averaging 8.2 hits per game, less than the Royals have managed so far this season (9.1 hits on average).

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.5 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the American League at home, scoring 4.7 runs per game.

The Royals were a 7-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at +101 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-4 to Minnesota on Sunday at Target Field.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 6-2 loser as they battled the Yankees on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at -192 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Detroit looks to rebound from a loss to the Yankees, who beat them 6-2 on Sunday behind a start from C.C. Sabathia at Yankee Stadium.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Royals at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Kansas City is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games at home
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Detroit, Tuesday, May 1