Major League Baseball Preview — Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals
If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Thursday when the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals meet at Kauffman Stadium.
The Tigers will give the ball to starter Matt Boyd in this one. Left hander Boyd is 1-5 this season with a 7.12 ERA.
The Royals will counter Boyd with Edinson Volquez. Right hander Volquez has a 3.32 ERA to go along with a 12-7 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Royals listed as 197-moneyline favorites versus the Tigers, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.
Kansas City was a 12-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Tigers. They won as -184 favorites, while the total score of 13 made winners of OVER bettors.
Detroit lost its last outing, a 12-1 result against the Royals on September 02. Bettors who backed the Royals at -184 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Team record: 61-71
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
Team record: 81-51
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
Detroit home to Cleveland Friday, September 4
Kansas City home to Chi White Sox Friday, September 4
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