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

Eric Haase brings a two-game homer streak into the Detroit Tigers’ (52-85) game versus the Kansas City Royals (56-82) at 4:10 PM ET on Saturday, at Kauffman Stadium.

The Royals are favored (-116) in a projected tight game against the Tigers (-103). The starting pitchers are Jonathan Heasley (3-7) for the Kansas City Royals, and Matt Manning (1-2) for the Detroit Tigers. The game’s over/under is 8.

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Royals vs. Tigers Last 10 Games Betting Performance


  • In the last 10 games, Kansas City was listed as the moneyline favorite by oddsmakers only once, a game it lost.
  • Over their last 10 matchups — all had a set run total — the Royals and their opponents combined to hit the over on the total four times.
  • Kansas City’s ATS record is 6-4-0 over its past 10 games.

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  • Detroit has played as the underdog in seven of its past 10 games and has gone 2-5 in those contests.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Tigers and their opponents have failed to hit the over five times.
  • Over its last 10 games, Detroit is 3-7-0 against the spread.
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Royals vs. Tigers Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Jonathan Heasley

  • The Royals have a 7-10-0 record against the spread in Heasley’s starts.
  • The Royals have always been the moneyline underdog when Heasley starts this season.
  • Heasley’s team is 5-11 over his 16 starts.
  • Heasley has had 17 starts that bookmakers set a total for this season, and 10 of those outings finished over the total.

Projected starter: Matt Manning

  • Manning’s team is 4-5-0 against the spread this season in his starts.
  • His team is 3-5 this season when he starts and they are the moneyline underdog.
  • Manning’s team has a 3-6 record in his starts this season.
  • In Manning’s nine starts with a total, the teams have hit the over two times.

Royals Batting Leaders

  • Bobby Witt Jr. paces the Royals with 20 home runs and 71 runs batted in, while accumulating a team-high batting average of .246.
  • Among hitters in MLB play, Witt Jr. ranks 49th in home runs and 38th in RBI.
  • Witt Jr. heads into this game on a two-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .211 with a double, four walks and two RBI.
  • MJ Melendez has 16 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs and 55 walks while batting .221.
  • Melendez ranks 86th in homers and 98th in RBI this year.
  • Salvador Perez leads the Royals with 20 home runs.
  • Perez takes a five-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is hitting .333 with a double, a home run, a walk and three RBI.
  • Nicky Lopez is hitting .240 with 12 doubles, four triples and 28 walks.

Tigers Batting Leaders

  • Javier Baez leads Detroit in batting average (.230) and runs batted in (53) this season while also slugging 12 homers.
  • Baez is 127th in home runs and 94th in RBI among all batters in the big leagues.
  • Baez has hit safely in three games in a row. In his last five games he is batting .300 with a walk and four RBI.
  • Harold Castro is batting .274 with an OBP of .305 and a slugging percentage of .388 this season.
  • Castro currently is 240th in home runs and 179th in RBI in the big leagues.
  • Jeimer Candelario is slugging .361 this season, with a team-high 13 home runs. He’s also collected 45 RBI.
  • Candelario takes a two-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .222 with a double, a home run, two walks and three RBI.
  • Willi Castro is batting .240 with an OBP of .285 and a slugging percentage of .356 this season.
  • Willi Castro brings a four-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is batting .190 with a double and two RBI.

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