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Tigers vs Royals Baseball Game Preview

Detroit TigersKansas City Royals
April 16, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Odds


The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Kansas City and Detroit on Monday, with the host Royals trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Kansas City hands the ball to starter Danny Duffy in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-0 mark on the year. Detroit counters with Justin Verlander, who will try to quiet the fans and the Royals bats at the same time.

View Detroit vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Tigers listed as underdogs of +-230 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Royals rated this week at No. 13 and the Tigers sitting at No. 1.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Tigers rank No. 2 in the American League at 9.3 hits per game. That compares with Kansas City’s No. 4 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Detroit features the American League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the American League at home, scoring 6.3 runs per game.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -107 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Detroit looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the White Sox, a 5-2 final on Sunday in support of Rick Porcello at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Royals were a 13-7 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at -107 on the moneyline, while the total score (20) was good news for OVER bettors. Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 13-7 to Cleveland on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

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

A few Tigers at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games on the road
Detroit is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Detroit is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Kansas City, Tuesday, April 17