The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals are trailing the Cleveland Indians in the American League Central division, but a win in Sunday’s contest would put them in a good position to challenge the Tribe as the season passes its midway point.
- The OVER is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Detroit.
- The UNDER is 5-1 in the Tigers’ last 6 games.
- The Royals are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Yordano Ventura and Michael Fulmer are slated to get the start for the Royals and Tigers, respectively. Ventura (6-7, 5.15 ERA) has lost each of his last three starts since serving an eight-game suspension. Fulmer (9-2, 2.11) concluded an excellent first half of the season with his seventh victory in his last nine starts against Cleveland on July 6. The 23-year-old rookie is 7-1 with a 0.63 ERA in that span.
The UNDER is paying out for Kansas City backers of late. In the Royals’ last seven games, the UNDER is 5-2.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Kansas City Royals listed as underdogs of 138 at most sportsbooks, including Bodog. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.
Odds – Shark
computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.8-2.8 win for the Royals on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Detroit Tigers sport a record of 47-44 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 46-44 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Kansas City injuries news.
According to MLB Power Rankings here, it’s the No. 14-ranked Detroit Tigers and the No. 25-rated Kansas City Royals in this matchup.
On offense, it’s a battle between the Detroit Tigers and its No. 10-rated batting order, averaging 4.76 runs per nine innings, against the No. 25 line up of the Kansas City Royals at 4.02 runs per outing.
Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 4.35 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Royals enjoyed a 8-4 victory at the expense of the Tigers on Saturday, with D Duffy throwing 6.1 innings of 6-hit ball at Comerica Park.
- Kansas City is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
- Kansas City is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 7 games
- Kansas City is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit’s last 6 games
- Detroit is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Kansas City home to Cleveland, Monday, July 18th
Detroit home to Minnesota, Monday, July 18th