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

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KANSAS CITY ROYALS DETROIT TIGERS
50-47, 2nd in American League Central July 24, 7:10 PM | Grass of Comerica Park 45-52, 4th in American League Central
Kansas City at Detroit, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 7:10 PM ET, Monday, July 24, 2017
Where: Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, FSN Kansas City, FSN Detroit
PITCHING MATCHUP: Royals RH Jason Hammel (4-8, 4.81 ERA) vs. Tigers RH Justin Verlander (5-7, 4.54)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Kansas City Royals [J. Hammel -R] +1½ -170 +126 Ov 9½ +110
Detroit Tigers [J. Verlander -R] -1½ +150 -136 Un 9½ -130
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The Kansas City Royals will be trying to extend a winning streak on Monday when they take on the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.

The Royals will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Jason Hammel in this game. Hammel has a 4-8 record and a 4.81 ERA this season.

The Tigers will counter Hammel with Justin Verlander. Right hander Verlander has a 4.54 ERA to go along with a 5-7 record this season.

Hammel has gone five straight starts without a win but he was solid opposite Verlander on Wednesday, allowing one run in 6 1/3 innings. The 34-year-old has let up three runs or fewer in eight of his last nine outings since giving up four runs in 4 1/3 frames against the Tigers on May 29. Hammel is 2-2 with a 6.98 ERA in 11 career games (eight starts) versus Detroit.

Verlander allowed two runs and struck out eight in seven innings against Kansas City his last time out, leaving him with a 2.57 ERA in three meetings with the Royals in 2017 compared to 4.97 against all other opponents. He has the highest walk rate of his career (4.2 per nine innings) but has issued exactly one free pass in three of his last six outings. The six-time All-Star has had good success against most Royals regulars, with the notable exception of catcher Salvador Perez, who is 25-for-61 with two homers and eight doubles against Verlander.

Oddsmakers currently have the Tigers listed as 136-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game’s total is sitting at 9½.

The Kansas City Royals have had no shortage of drama in their recent surge and will try to stay hot when they hit the road Monday for the first of three games at the Detroit Tigers. Brandon Moss delivered an RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Royals to a 6-5 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, their fourth walk-off victory during a 10-game homestand.

Kansas City has won five in a row overall, one shy of matching its longest winning streak of the season, and remains 1 1/2 games behind first-place Cleveland in the American League Central. Whit Merrifield has been the primary catalyst and the second baseman had a pair of solo homers Sunday to finish the homestand with a .375 average and eight RBIs. The Tigers split four games at Kansas City last week and followed that up by taking two of three at Minnesota – capped by Sunday’s 9-6 win behind Jose Iglesias, who homered and drove in three runs. Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera returned from a collarbone issue but went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts to drop his average to .256, the lowest it has been in nearly two months.

Detroit won its last outing, a 9-6 result against the Twins on July 23. Bettors who backed the Tigers at 101 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 5-4 winner on the road against the White Sox. Bettors on Kansas City at -127 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

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Kansas City:
Team record: 50-47 SU
Current Streak: won 5 straight games.
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas City is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 6 games when playing Detroit

Detroit:
Team record: 45-52 SU
Detroit is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Detroit is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit’s last 9 games

Next up:
Kansas City at Detroit Tuesday, July 25

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. Moss is 8-for-19 with two homers and eight RBIs during a five-game hitting streak.

2. Tigers CF Alex Presley has back-to-back three-hit games and is batting .459 during his 10-game hitting streak.

3. Kansas City has 30 comeback wins, most in the AL.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Detroit Tigers  will win outright at -136 and the game will stay under 9½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Tigers 5, Royals 4 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
KC TEAM DET
4.26 RUNS 4.89
4.47 RUNS AGNST 5.08
-0.22 DIFF -0.20
$726 MONEY -$881
4.28 TEAM ERA 4.92
8.59 OFF HITS 8.93
2.43 OFF WALKS 3.52
7.52 OFF Ks 8.12
8.88 DEF HITS 9.25
3.19 DEF WALKS 3.45
7.62 DEF Ks 7.52
INJURIES
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
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
BETTING TRENDS
KANSAS CITY ROYALS
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Kansas City is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Detroit
DETROIT TIGERS
Detroit is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit’s last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 6 games at home
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit’s last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit’s last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Detroit is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Kansas City
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Kansas City’s Overall Scoring vs Detroit’s Overall Defense 4.3 13 5.1 12
Kansas City’s Away Scoring vs Detroit’s Home Defense 4.2 13 4.7 10
Kansas City’s Road ERA vs Detroit’s Home ERA Allowed 4.6 9 5.2 3
Detroit’s Overall Scoring vs Kansas City’s Overall Defense 4.9 3 4.5 6
Detroit’s Home Scoring vs Kansas City’s Road Defense 5.4 3 4.6 7
Detroit’s Home ERA vs Kansas City’s Road ERA Allowed 4.4 11 3.7 14
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
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.
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.

 

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