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Moneyline favors Tigers in battle with Royals

Kansas City RoyalsDetroit Tigers
Aug 18, 1:08 PM | GrassComerica Park

Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Comerica Park on Sunday as host Detroit battles the Kansas City Royals in baseball odds action.

Max Scherzer gets the call for the Detroit Tigers and he will try to build on a 17-1 mark. In the other dugout, Bruce Chen brings a 2-0 ledger to the game for the Royals as he tries to quiet the Tigers bats.

View Kansas City vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Detroit was a -181 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tigers rated this week at No. 1 and the Royals sitting at No. 4.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Royals rank No. 7 in the American League at 8.9 hits per game. That compares with Detroit’s No. 1 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.6 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the American League at home, scoring 5.3 runs per game.

Kansas City lost its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Tigers on August 17. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -176 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Kansas City suffered a 6-5 loss against Detroit on Saturday, as Wade Davis wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Comerica Park.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

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

A few Royals at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Detroit
Kansas City is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Kansas City is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games at home
Detroit is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Detroit is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City home to Chi White Sox, Tuesday, August 20
Detroit home to Minnesota, Tuesday, August 20