MLB Matchups  >>  Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals Preview 05/03/2014

 
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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Saturday when the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals meet at Kauffman Stadium.

The Tigers will give the ball to starter Drew Smyly in this one. Lefthander Smyly is 0-1 this season with a 6.00 ERA.

It'll be Danny Duffy toeing the rubber for the Royals in this contest. Lefthander Duffy is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Tigers listed as 115-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game's total is sitting at 8½.
The Tigers were an 8-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at +125 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Detroit has won 3 straight games.
Kansas City has lost 2 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Detroit: 15-9 SU
Kansas City: 14-14 SU
DETROIT MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

KANSAS CITY MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit's last 12 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kansas City's last 12 games when playing at home against Detroit
Kansas City is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games at home

NEXT UP:
Kansas City home to Detroit, Sunday, May 4