Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals, Wednesday, MLB Baseball Sports Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Picks and Predictions

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DETROIT TIGERS KANSAS CITY ROYALS
24-28, 4th in American League Central May 31, 8:15 PM | Grass of Kauffman Stadium 22-29, 5th in American League Central
Detroit at Kansas City, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 8:15 PM ET, Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Where: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
TV: 8:15 p.m. ET, FSN Detroit, FSN Kansas City
PITCHING MATCHUP: Tigers LH Matt Boyd (2-5, 5.40 ERA) vs. Royals RH Ian Kennedy (0-4, 4.43)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Detroit Tigers [M. Boyd -L] +1½ -175 +109 Ov 9 -110
Kansas City Royals [I. Kennedy -R] -1½ +155 -119 Un 9 -110
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The Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals will both be trying to pick up a win on Wednesday when they battle at Royals Stadium.

The Tigers will give the ball to starter Matthew Boyd in this one. Left hander Boyd is 2-5 this season with a 5.40 ERA.

Boyd’s opponent in this one will be Ian Kennedy. The Royals right hander has a 4.43 ERA to go along with a 0-4 record this season.

Boyd is winless in his last seven starts and has not made it through six innings in the past three outings, allowing 14 runs over 12 1/3 frames in that stretch. The 26-year-old Oregon State product put together three straight quality starts while going 0-2 before the rough three-game run. Merrifield is 3-for-4 with four RBIs against Boyd, who is 1-3 with a 9.00 ERA in six career starts versus the Royals.

Kennedy gave up four runs and three hits over five innings of a no-decision last time out against Cleveland. The 32-year-old USC product has not completed six frames in any of his last four outings after recording three straight quality starts that averaged seven innings. Miguel Cabrera is 5-for-13 with two doubles versus Kennedy, who is 1-3 with a 3.79 ERA in six career starts against Detroit.

Oddsmakers currently have the Royals listed as 119-moneyline favorites versus the Tigers, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.

The Kansas City Royals are trying to climb out of the cellar in the American League Central and can get a little closer to accomplishing that when they host the struggling Detroit Tigers in the rubber match of their three-game series on Wednesday. The Royals blanked the Tigers 1-0 on Tuesday to even the set and pull within 1 ½ games of passing them for fourth place in the division.

Eric Hosmer knocked in the only run and four pitchers limited Detroit to three hits while Whit Merrifield extended his hitting streak to 15 games with an infield single for the Royals. Ian Kennedy will try to record his first victory of the season for Kansas City, and the Tigers will counter with the struggling Matt Boyd in the series finale. Detroit has lost eight of 11 games and is just 12-18 on the road this season after striking out 10 times in Tuesday’s setback. Jose Iglesias registered one of the three hits and is 4-for-7 in the series while teammate Victor Martinez is 3-for-8 in the last two games for the Tigers, who are 6-20 when they score fewer than four runs.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 1-0 winner as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at 123 were rewarded, while the 1 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Tigers were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at 123 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.

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Detroit:
Team record: 24-28 SU
Detroit is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Detroit is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
Detroit is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road

Kansas City:
Team record: 22-29 SU
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Kansas City’s last 23 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 6 games when playing Detroit
Kansas City is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit home to Chicago Friday, June 2
Kansas City home to Cleveland Friday, June 2

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. Kansas City placed LHP Danny Duffy (oblique) on the 10-day disabled list and recalled LHP Eric Skoglund, who won his major-league debut.

2. Detroit INF/OF Andrew Romine did not play Tuesday but has hit safely in five straight games, going 8-for-20 in that stretch.

3. Royals C Salvador Perez needs one homer to pass Mike Macfarlane (93) and become the franchise’s all-time leader at the position.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Kansas City Royals will win outright at -119 and the game will stay under 9 runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Royals 5, Tigers 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
DET TEAM KC
4.60 RUNS 3.39
5.02 RUNS AGNST 4.41
-0.42 DIFF -1.02
-$412 MONEY -$502
4.77 TEAM ERA 4.30
8.04 OFF HITS 7.65
3.92 OFF WALKS 2.57
8.81 OFF Ks 7.51
9.25 DEF HITS 8.67
3.42 DEF WALKS 3.61
7.63 DEF Ks 8.02
INJURIES
DETROIT TIGERS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Nick Castellanos 3B 15-Day Disabled List
Drew VerHagen P 15-Day Disabled List
Jordan Zimmerman P 15-Day Disabled List
Mike Pelfrey P 15-Day Disabled List
KANSAS CITY ROYALS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Wade Davis P 15-Day Disabled List
Luke Hochevar P 15-Day Disabled List
Tim Collins P 60-Day Disabled List
Kris Medlen P 15-Day Disabled List
Mike Minor P 60-Day Disabled List
Mike Moustakas 3B 15-Day Disabled List
Jason Vargas P 60-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
DETROIT TIGERS
Detroit is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
Detroit is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit’s last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Detroit’s last 16 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
KANSAS CITY ROYALS
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Kansas City’s last 23 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Kansas City’s last 16 games when playing at home against Detroit
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Detroit’s Overall Scoring vs Kansas City’s Overall Defense 4.6 7 4.4 9
Detroit’s Away Scoring vs Kansas City’s Home Defense 4.2 11 3.7 2
Detroit’s Road ERA vs Kansas City’s Home ERA Allowed 5.1 14 3.4 15
Kansas City’s Overall Scoring vs Detroit’s Overall Defense 3.4 15 5.0 14
Kansas City’s Home Scoring vs Detroit’s Road Defense 3.4 15 5.2 14
Kansas City’s Home ERA vs Detroit’s Road ERA Allowed 3.5 3 3.8 12
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
TIGERS
Tigers are the second highest scoring team in the league at 4.9 runs per game.
Tigers lead the league in hits with 10.0 per game.
Tigers are third best in the league in times striking out with 6.6 per game.
Tigers have the second stingiest defence in the league at 3.9 runs per game.
Tigers lead the league in K’s with 8.8 per game.
ROYALS
Royals have the third-lowest base on balls in the league at 2.6 per game.
Royals strike out less than any team in the league with 6.5 per game.
Royals are the toughest team to score on in the league, allowing just 3.7 runs per game.

 

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