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Royals vs Tigers Baseball Game Preview

Kansas City RoyalsDetroit Tigers
Sep 24, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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Comerica Park hosts an MLB battle between the Detroit Tigers and the visiting Kansas City Royals on Monday.

It's a pitching duel between Justin Verlander for the Tigers (15-8 on the year) and Luke Hochevar for Kansas City (8-14 so far).

View Kansas City vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tigers rated this week at No. 4 and the Royals sitting at No. 7.

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 9.3 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the American League list.

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the American League at home, scoring 4.9 runs per game.

The Royals were a 15-4 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at +118 on the moneyline, while the total score (19) was good news for OVER bettors. Kansas City was scored on plenty on Sunday, falling behind early and watching runners cross the plate all game in a 15-4 loss to Cleveland.

In their last action, Detroit was a 2-1 loser at home against the Twins. Bettors on Minnesota at +230 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Detroit lost a tight one on Sunday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 2-1 score against Minnesota at Comerica Park.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 1-9
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

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

A few Royals at Tigers trends to consider:
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 11 games when playing Detroit
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 11 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Detroit's last 18 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City at Detroit, Tuesday, September 25