|Written by Michael|
Bet on the MLBThe Kansas City Royals make a quick trip to Motown on Monday night to finally make up a game against the Detroit Tigers postponed by rain back on April 30th. It will be one and done for these two teams when they meet in Comerica Park beginning at 7:05 PM ET.
Kansas City (70-82) looks to continue to play spoiler against AL Central Division opponents. They have had success against the White Sox who currently lead the division by a game over the Tigers. The Royals pulled off a 3 game sweep against Detroit in KC at the end of August.
Detroit (80-72) missed on a huge opportunity to take over first place in the Central, when they dropped both ends of a doubleheader to the lowly Twins yesterday, while Chicago was losing it's fifth straight vs. the Angels. They play well in the Motor City posting a 46-31 home mark.
The Tigers hope ace righthander Justin Verlander (15-8, 2.74 ERA) will get them back on track when he faces the Royals Luke Hochevar (8-14, 5.40 ERA), another righty, tonight. Against right-handed pitchers, the Royals are 46-55 on the season, and 3-3 in their last 10 games. Also against righties, the Tigers are 56-48 overall, and 4-2 in their last 10.
Looking at the baseball betting trends, the Royals are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games, and 4-2 SU in their last 6 on the road. The total has gone UNDER in 6 of their last 8 games, but OVER in 4 of their last 6 on the road. The Tigers have gone 12-6 SU over their last 18 games in Detroit. The total has gone OVER in 6 of their last 8 games total. The total has also gone OVER in 4 of their last 6 games at home, but UNDER in 13 of their last 18 in Detroit.
Between these teams, the Royals are 4-8 SU when playing the Tigers. KC is 1-4 SU in their last 5 against the Tigers in Detroit. The total has gone UNDER in 8 of the last 11 meetings between them. The season series stands at 7-4 in the Tigers favor entering this evenings action.
Detroit is a heavy home favorite from Betroayl.com's sports betting odds at a -$270, while the Royals are a +$230. As the favorite, the Tigers are 63-54 on the year, and 5-5 in their last 10 games. As the dog, the Royals are 49-58 overall, and 2-2 in their last 10. The O/U is 7.5 total runs on a $115/$100 moneyline.
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