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

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37-38, 3rd in American League Central June 28, 7:10 PM | Grass of Comerica Park 34-42, 4th in American League Central
Kansas City at Detroit, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 7:10 PM ET, Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Where: Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, FSN Kansas City, FSN Detroit
PITCHING MATCHUP: Royals RH Ian Kennedy (1-6, 4.95 ERA) vs. Tigers LH Daniel Norris (4-5, 4.66)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Kansas City Royals  [I. Kennedy -R] +1½ -165 +124 Ov 9½ +100
Detroit Tigers [D. Norris -L] -1½ +145 -134 Un 9½ -120
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The division rival Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers are set to renew hostilities on Wednesday when they meet at Comerica Park.

Ian Kennedy will be the starting pitcher for the Royals on this day. Right hander Kennedy is 1-6 this season with a 4.95 ERA.

Kennedy’s opponent in this one will be Daniel Norris. The Tigers left hander has a 4.65 ERA to go along with a 4-5 record this season.

Kennedy was fortunate to come away with a no-decision last Wednesday against Boston after giving up four runs (two earned) on three hits – two homers – and three walks over 4 2/3 innings. After allowing one homer over his first three starts, the 32-year-old USC product has surrendered 13 over his last 10 outings, including at least one in 10 straight. Kennedy was tagged for five runs in three frames of a loss versus the Tigers on May 31, dropping him to 1-4 with a 4.66 ERA in seven starts against them.

Norris was unable to win a third straight start after taking the loss Thursday at Seattle, permitting five runs on five hits over six innings. Control continues to be a problem for the 24-year-old Tennessee native, who has issued three free passes in three of his last four outings and thrown at least 96 pitches despite not working more than six frames each time. Norris is 0-1 with a 3.81 ERA in five starts versus the Royals, including a no-decision on May 29 in which he yielded three runs across five innings.

Oddsmakers currently have the Tigers listed as 134-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game’s total is sitting at 9½.

The 2017 edition of the Detroit Tigers has not fared well against unfamiliar opponents, but no American League Central team has done better inside the division. The Tigers eye their sixth straight victory against division foes Wednesday when they continue a three-game set against the visiting Kansas City Royals.

Detroit stopped an eight-game skid with Sunday’s triumph over San Diego to avoid going winless on a seven-game West Coast road trip, improving to 17-31 outside the division. The Tigers returned home and resumed their winning ways inside Central on Tuesday, getting homers from J.D. Martinez and Miguel Cabrera en route to a 5-3 victory and boosting their division record to 17-11. Kansas City (37-38), which won 11 of 13 from June 10-24 to climb over .500 for the first time this season, has dropped consecutive games to fall back under the break-even mark. The Royals’ AL-worst offense started fast in the opener with three runs and five hits before Justin Verlander recorded an out, but the former Cy Young Award winner recovered and combined with three relievers to hold Kansas City to six singles the rest of the way.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 5-3 winner as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -141 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Kansas City lost its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Tigers on June 27. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -141 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

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Kansas City:
Team record: 37-38 SU
Kansas City is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games
Kansas City is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
Kansas City is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road

Team record: 34-42 SU
Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Detroit is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit’s last 6 games

Next up:
Kansas City at Detroit Thursday, June 29


1. Despite lining out in the eighth inning of his only at-bat Tuesday, Tigers C/1B Alex Avila is batting .402 in 28 home games this season.

2. Kansas City’s Alcides Escobar, who has made a club-record 246 consecutive starts at shortstop, went 2-for-4 in the opener and is batting .350 over his last 15 games.

3. Detroit DH Victor Martinez (irregular heartbeat) took batting practice before Tuesday’s game and is expected to be activated from the disabled list Wednesday.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Kansas City Royals will win outright at +124 and the game will go over 9½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Royals 6, Tigers 5 at bovada-logo-top-book.

3.93 RUNS 4.76
4.47 RUNS AGNST 5.03
-0.53 DIFF -0.26
$287 MONEY -$944
4.29 TEAM ERA 4.88
8.27 OFF HITS 8.64
2.41 OFF WALKS 3.53
7.59 OFF Ks 8.46
8.91 DEF HITS 9.25
3.29 DEF WALKS 3.42
7.73 DEF Ks 7.62
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
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 is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Kansas City’s last 11 games on the road
Kansas City is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City’s last 8 games when playing Detroit
Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit’s last 6 games
Detroit is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit’s last 8 games when playing Kansas City
Detroit is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Kansas City’s Overall Scoring vs Detroit’s Overall Defense 3.9 15 5.0 12
Kansas City’s Away Scoring vs Detroit’s Home Defense 4.1 14 4.6 12
Kansas City’s Road ERA vs Detroit’s Home ERA Allowed 4.7 10 5.2 3
Detroit’s Overall Scoring vs Kansas City’s Overall Defense 4.8 6 4.5 6
Detroit’s Home Scoring vs Kansas City’s Road Defense 5.4 3 4.8 8
Detroit’s Home ERA vs Kansas City’s Road ERA Allowed 4.3 13 3.6 15
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.
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.


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