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Max Scherzer, Felipe Paulino take mound in Royals vs Tigers tilt

Detroit TigersKansas City Royals
Sep 21, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Detroit duelling Kansas City on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.

The Royals will turn to Felipe Paulino and his 3-6 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Tigers send Max Scherzer (14-9) to the hill.

View Detroit vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Royals as +115 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 9 (Royals) and the No. 8 (Tigers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas City's No. 6-rated American League offense, averaging 4.5 runs per game, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 8 in the American League at 4.4 in runs allowed per game. The Royals have averaged 9.6 hits per game so far, more than Tigers batters have averaged on the year (9.4 hits per game).

Kansas City owns the American League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's American League No. 8-rated defense.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 10-2 result against the Royals on September 20. Bettors who backed the Royals at -112 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Detroit looks to rebound from a loss to the Royals, who beat them 10-2 on Tuesday behind a start from Luis Mendoza at Kauffman Stadium.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

A few Tigers at Royals trends to consider:
Detroit is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Detroit is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing 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 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Detroit home to Baltimore, Thursday, September 22
Kansas City at Chi White Sox, Friday, September 23