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Royals face Detroit Tigers: MLB odds preview and stats

Kansas City RoyalsDetroit Tigers
Sep 26, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Odds

70-84TEAM RECORD82-72

Detroit will try to be nasty hosts on Wednesday when the Kansas City Royals pay a visit to Comerica Park.

The Tigers will rely on Rick Porcello to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jeremy Guthrie will be his counterpart for the Royals. Rick Porcello is 9-12 this season, and Jeremy Guthrie is 7-11.

View Kansas City vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Royals listed as underdogs of +-160 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 7-rated Royals taking on the American League's No. 4-rated Tigers in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Detroit has the American League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 9.1 hits per game. The Royals average 9.2 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the American League list.

Detroit owns the American League's No. 5 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's American League No. 10-rated defense.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 2-0 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -175 were rewarded, while the 2 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Anibal Sanchez shut down the Royals in their last game, striking out 10 in a 2-0 shutout over Kansas City in baseball action at Comerica Park.

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

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Royals at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kansas City's last 13 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Kansas City is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Detroit is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games
Detroit is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City at Detroit, Thursday, September 27