The Detroit Tigers will turn to Justin Verlander on Monday as they open up a series at home at Comerica Park against Jeremy Guthrie and the division-rival Kansas City Royals.
Verlander last faced the Royals back on July 13 in Kansas City, giving up four runs on six hits over 6 1-3 innings in a 5-2 Detroit loss; he’s 12-12 with a 4.80 ERA this season. Guthrie is 10-10 with a 4.31 ERA this year, and he gave up eight runs in just four innings against Detroit on July 10.
Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Opening Odds and Betting Line
Betting fans looking to pick the Detroit Tigers in this matchup found them as -140 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 9 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bodog.
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Computer Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Pick
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Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Detroit Tigers bring a 78-65 record to the battle against the 79-62 Royals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Kansas City injuries news.
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MLB Power Rankings have the Detroit Tigers at No. 14 and the Kansas City Royals at No. 16 heading into this contest.
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How Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Stats Matchup
At the plate, Detroit owns the No. 1 ranking for hits at 9.64 per game. By contrast, the Kansas City Royals are rated No. 5 in the same category at 8.93 per game.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Detroit has the No. 24-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the No. 12 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 2-0 winner as they battled the Yankees on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at -109 were rewarded, while the 2 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Royals didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out New York 2-0 on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 6-1 winner as they battled the Giants at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -118 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Detroit got the job done in their last match in a 6-1 victory over San Francisco on Sunday at Comerica Park behind starter Kyle Lobstein.
Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Betting Odds Trends
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City’s last 8 games
Kansas City is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit’s last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Detroit is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Next Betting Matchups
Kansas City at Detroit, Tuesday, September 9th