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Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals – MLB – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Detroit Tigers (29-45) and Kansas City Royals (27-47) clash on Friday at 7:10 PM ET, opening a three-game series at Comerica Park.

The Tigers (-119 moneyline odds to win) play the Royals (-100) in an expected tight contest. The Royals will hand the ball to Brad Keller, but the Tigers’ starting pitcher has yet to be announced for this game. The contest has a set total of 8.

Tigers vs. Royals Predictions

Tigers vs. Royals Betting Odds

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Tigers vs. Royals Last 10 Games Betting Performance

Tigers

  • In the last 10 games, Detroit has not been the moneyline favorite.
  • In their last 10 outings — all had a set run total — the Tigers and their opponents combined to hit the over on the total four times.
  • Detroit’s record against the spread is 7-3-0 over its past 10 games.

Royals

  • Kansas City has played as the underdog in six of its past 10 games and has gone 3-3 in those contests.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, the Royals and their opponents are 4-5-1 in their last 10 games with a total.
  • Kansas City is 4-6-0 ATS over its last 10 games.
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Tigers vs. Royals Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Brad Keller

  • The righty did not pitch as the moneyline underdog in any games last season.

Tigers Batting Leaders

  • Javier Baez paces the Tigers with seven home runs and 25 runs batted in.
  • In MLB action, Baez ranks 115th in home runs and 153rd in RBI.
  • Baez has hit safely in two games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .286 with a triple, a home run and four RBI.
  • Jonathan Schoop has 12 doubles, a triple, six home runs and 10 walks while batting .190.
  • Schoop ranks 138th in homers and 183rd in RBI among MLB hitters this season.
  • Harold Castro has eight doubles, two triples, four home runs and four walks while batting .278.
  • Miguel Cabrera has 25 runs batted in while hitting .300. Both lead his team.
  • Cabrera heads into this matchup on a seven-game hitting streak. During his last 10 outings he is hitting .333 with a double, a walk and four RBI.

Royals Batting Leaders

  • Bobby Witt Jr. is batting .243 this season with a team-high 11 home runs and 39 RBI.
  • Witt Jr.’s home run total ranks 53rd in the majors, and he is 45th in RBI.
  • Witt Jr. brings a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .278 with a home run, three walks and three RBI.
  • Andrew Benintendi is batting .305 to lead Kansas City, while adding three homers and 27 runs batted in this season.
  • Benintendi is 249th in home runs and 137th in RBI among all major league hitters this year.
  • Benintendi brings a three-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is batting .353 with three walks and two RBI.
  • Whit Merrifield has collected 67 base hits, an OBP of .271 and a slugging percentage of .305 this season.
  • Hunter Dozier is batting .255 with an OBP of .322 and a slugging percentage of .420 this season.

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