The Detroit Tigers are just 2-3 in Justin Verlander’s last five starts against the Kansas City Royals including a loss to them back in early August as those division rivals hit the diamond together in MLB betting action on Tuesday.
Verlander is 2-6 with a 3.45 ERA on the season and gave up five runs in seven innings vs. the Royals on August 4, but he held the Angels to one hit over nine shutout innings last time out. Johnny Cueto (9-9, 2.94 ERA) will get the ball for the Royals in Tuesday’s game.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to pick the Kansas City Royals in this matchup found them as -150 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 7 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bodog.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.2-3.2 result in favor of the Royals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Kansas City (80-50) will face the 60-70 Tigers in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Detroit injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 6 (Kansas City Royals) and the No. 26 (Detroit Tigers) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 4 ranking for hits at 9.2 per game. By contrast, the Detroit Tigers are rated No. 1 in the same category at 9.44 per game.
Detroit brings the No. 28-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals’s No. 6-ranked defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Detroit looks to rebound from a loss to the Blue Jays, who beat them 9-2 on Sunday behind a start from M Buehrle at Rogers Centre.
The Royals endured a 3-2 loss at the hands of the Rays on Sunday, with D Duffy throwing 5 innings of 7-hit ball at Tropicana Field.
- Detroit is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
- Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit’s last 7 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit’s last 8 games when playing Kansas City
- Kansas City is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
- Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 6 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City’s last 8 games when playing Detroit
Next Betting Matchups
Detroit at Kansas City, Wednesday, September 2nd