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

The Kansas City Royals (63-89) visit the Detroit Tigers (59-92) in AL Central play, at 6:40 PM ET on Tuesday.

The Royals are favored (-115) in a projected close game against the Tigers (-105). The Kansas City Royals will hand the ball to Zack Greinke (4-9, 4.21 ERA), who is looking for win No. 5 on the season, and the Tigers will turn to Joey Wentz (2-2, 3.13 ERA). The over/under for this game is 8.

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Royals vs. Tigers Last 10 Games Betting Performance


  • Kansas City has been named the moneyline favorite by oddsmakers just once in the last 10 games, and won that matchup.
  • Over their last 10 outings — all had a set run total — the Royals and their opponents combined to go over the total four times.
  • Kansas City’s ATS record is 9-1-0 over its past 10 games.

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  • Detroit has played as the underdog in 10 of its past 10 games and has won six of those contests.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Tigers and their opponents have combined to hit the over five times.
  • Over its last 10 games, Detroit is 8-2-0 against the spread.
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Royals vs. Tigers Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Zack Greinke

  • The Royals have a 15-9-0 record against the spread in Greinke’s starts.
  • The Royals are 3-1 in Greinke’s four starts this season with Kansas City as the moneyline favorite.
  • Greinke’s team has won 12 of his 24 starts.
  • Greinke has started 24 games with a total set by bookmakers this season. The teams have combined to go over the run total in 11 of them.

Projected starter: Joey Wentz

  • Wentz and his team are 4-1-0 ATS this season when he starts.
  • His team is 3-1 this season when he starts and they are the moneyline underdog.
  • In games Wentz has started, his team is 3-2.
  • In Wentz’s five starts with a total, the teams have hit the over two times.

Royals Batting Leaders

  • Bobby Witt Jr. paces the Royals in runs batted in (80) and has racked up a team-best batting average of .257.
  • Among batters in baseball, Witt Jr. ranks 61st in home runs and 38th in RBI.
  • Witt Jr. has hit safely in nine straight games. During his last 10 outings he is batting .349 with four doubles and eight RBI.
  • Salvador Perez has hit 22 home runs to pace his team.
  • Perez currently ranks 47th in homers and 45th in RBI in the majors.
  • MJ Melendez has 18 doubles, three triples, 17 home runs and 61 walks while hitting .219.
  • Hunter Dozier has 26 doubles, three triples, 11 home runs and 34 walks while hitting .240.
  • Dozier brings a two-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .389 with two doubles, a home run, two walks and three RBI.

Tigers Batting Leaders

  • Javier Baez leads Detroit in batting average (.241), home runs (15) and runs batted in (61) this season.
  • Among all hitters in the majors, Baez is 101st in home runs and 83rd in RBI.
  • Harold Castro has 107 hits and an OBP of .300 to go with a slugging percentage of .385 this season.
  • Castro currently ranks 234th in home runs and 176th in RBI in the major leagues.
  • Castro brings a three-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is batting .412 with a double, a home run and three RBI.
  • Jeimer Candelario is slashing .211/.269/.360 this season for the Tigers.
  • Candelario brings a two-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .412 with three doubles, a walk and two RBI.
  • Jonathan Schoop is batting .202 with an OBP of .235 and a slugging percentage of .327 this season.
  • Schoop enters this game on a two-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .188 with a double, a home run, a walk and three RBI.

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