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

The Kansas City Royals (63-91) will look to Bobby Witt Jr., on a 10-game hitting streak, against the Detroit Tigers (61-92) at 1:10 PM ET on Thursday, at Comerica Park.

The Royals are road underdogs (+113) against the Tigers (-134). The scheduled starters are Eduardo Rodriguez (4-5) for the Detroit Tigers, and Jonathan Heasley (4-8) for the Kansas City Royals. The total for this game is 7.5.

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Tigers vs. Royals Last 10 Games Betting Performance


  • In the last 10 games, Detroit was named the moneyline favorite by bookmakers only twice, and it won both games.
  • In their last 10 outings, the Tigers and their opponents combined to go over the total five times (all 10 games had set totals).
  • Detroit’s ATS record is 6-4-0 over its past 10 games.

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  • Kansas City has played as the underdog in nine of its past 10 games and has gone 5-4 in those contests.
  • The Royals and their opponents have combined to hit the over four times in their last 10 games with a total.
  • Kansas City is 9-1-0 ATS over its last 10 games.
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Tigers vs. Royals Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Eduardo Rodriguez

  • When Rodríguez starts, the Tigers are 9-6-0 against the spread.
  • The Tigers were the moneyline favorite for one Rodríguez start this season — they won.
  • Rodríguez’s team has compiled a 5-10 record in his 15 starts.
  • Rodríguez has had 15 starts with a set total this season, and the teams combined go over the total in eight of those games.

Projected starter: Jonathan Heasley

  • Heasley and his team have a record of 9-11-0 against the spread when he starts.
  • His team has been victorious in 31.6% of the games he’s started as the moneyline underdog with a record of 6-13.
  • Heasley’s team is 6-13 when he starts this season.
  • Out of Heasley’s 20 starts with a total this season, 11 have hit the over.

Tigers Batting Leaders

  • Javier Baez has put up a team-best batting average of .239, while pacing the Tigers in home runs (15) and runs batted in (61).
  • Among hitters in MLB play, Baez ranks 105th in home runs and 86th in RBI.
  • Harold Castro is hitting .275 with 20 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 16 walks.
  • Castro currently ranks 235th in homers and 160th in RBI in the majors.
  • Castro heads into this matchup on a four-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .588 with a double, a home run and six RBI.
  • Jeimer Candelario is batting .209 with 18 doubles, two triples, 13 home runs and 27 walks.
  • Jonathan Schoop is batting .203 with 22 doubles, a triple, 11 home runs and 17 walks.
  • Schoop heads into this game on a three-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .250 with a double, a home run, a walk and three RBI.

Royals Batting Leaders

  • Witt Jr. leads Kansas City in batting average (.256) and runs batted in (80) this season while also slugging 20 homers.
  • Among all hitters in MLB, Witt Jr. ranks 61st in homers and 38th in RBI.
  • Witt Jr. brings a 10-game hitting streak into this game. In his last 10 games he is batting .364 with four doubles and eight RBI.
  • Salvador Perez’s 22 home runs are most among Kansas City batters. He’s driven in 74 runs this season while slugging .463.
  • Among all MLB batters, Perez is 48th in homers and 47th in RBI.
  • Perez enters this game on a two-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .200 with three doubles and two walks.
  • MJ Melendez has 94 hits this season and a slash line of .218/.316/.399.
  • Hunter Dozier has 108 hits and an OBP of .297 to go with a slugging percentage of .391 this season.
  • Dozier heads into this matchup on a four-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is hitting .389 with two doubles, a home run, a walk and four RBI.

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