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Tigers visit Kansas City Royals in MLB clash

Detroit TigersKansas City Royals
Sep 8, 2:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Odds

82-60TEAM RECORD74-68

Detroit pays a visit to Kansas City on Sunday, hoping to shut down the Royals bats in baseball action at Kauffman Stadium.

It's a pitching duel between Bruce Chen for the Royals (3-2 on the year) and Doug Fister for Detroit (12-7 so far).

View Detroit vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Tigers were listed as 111 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Royals sit at No. 4 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tigers sit at an American League No. 1 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Kansas City and its American League No. 11-rated batting order, averaging 4 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 2 lineup of the Tigers at 5.1 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Kansas City has the American League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the American League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Royals on September 7. Bettors who backed the Royals at +111 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Detroit didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-3 to Kansas City on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Tigers at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 10 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit's last 13 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
Detroit is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 10 games when playing at home against Detroit
Kansas City is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games

Next up:
Detroit at Chi White Sox, Monday, September 9
Kansas City at Cleveland, Monday, September 9