The Kansas City Royals are 0-2 in Edinson Volquez’s two starts against the Detroit Tigers this season, with both of those defeats coming at home as he takes the ball against them on his own turf once again on Thursday night.
Volquez is 12-7 with a 3.27 ERA on the season, but in his last start against Detroit on August 12 he gave up six runs on eight hits over seven innings in a loss. Matt Boyd (1-5, 7.12 ERA) is the probable pitcher for the Tigers.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those going with the Kansas City Royals in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -190 at BetOnline for Thursday’s contest. The betting total was hovering near 8 at Bodog.
Odds – VSB
prediction models pick the Royals to win this game 5.7-2.9. 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
The Kansas City Royals sport a record of 81-51 heading into this matchup, while the Detroit Tigers sit at 61-71 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Detroit injuries news.
The Kansas City Royals sit at No. 6 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds – VSB
, while the Detroit Tigers sit at No. 26 on the same chart.
The game also pits Kansas City Royals No. 7-rated offense, averaging 4.44 runs per game, against a Detroit Tigers defense that ranks No. 28 at 4.98 in runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have averaged 9.24 hits per game so far, less than Detroit Tigers batters have averaged on the year (9.42 hits per game).
Detroit brings the No. 28-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals’s No. 5-ranked defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Detroit was routed on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium, having a 12-1 loss put on them by the Kansas City Royals in baseball betting action.
- Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games
- Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit’s last 9 games on the road
- Kansas City is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 7 games
- Kansas City is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Detroit home to Cleveland, Friday, September 4th
Kansas City home to Chicago, Friday, September 4th