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Tigers vs Royals Baseball Game Preview

Detroit TigersKansas City Royals
Aug 29, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Odds

69-59TEAM RECORD57-71

Kauffman Stadium hosts an MLB battle between the Kansas City Royals and the visiting Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.

The match puts starter Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers on the hill facing Bruce Chen for the Royals. Sanchez brings a 7-10 mark to the game, while Chen is 9-10 to date on the season.

View Detroit vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 115 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 9 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Royals - Tigers odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Kansas City is rated No. 6 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Detroit is at No. 3 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas City's No. 11-rated American League offense, averaging 4.2 runs per game, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 7 in the American League at 4.4 in runs allowed per game. The Royals have averaged 9.3 hits per game so far, more than Tigers batters have averaged on the year (9.1 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the American League's No. 9-rated road mark, allowing 4.4 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 9-8 loser as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at +168 were rewarded, while the 17 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Detroit looks to rebound from a loss to the Royals, who beat them 9-8 on Tuesday behind a start from Luis Mendoza at Kauffman Stadium.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 8-2
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

A few Tigers at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Kansas City
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Kansas City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games

Next up:
Detroit at Kansas City, Thursday, August 30