MLB Matchups  >>  Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals Preview 07/10/2014

 
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The division rival Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals are set to renew hostilities on Thursday when they meet at Kauffman Stadium.

Drew Smyly will be the starting pitcher for the Tigers on this day. Left hander Smyly is 4-8 this season with a 3.89 ERA.

Meanwhile, it'll be Jeremy Guthrie who starts for the Royals. Right hander Guthrie is 5-7 with a 4.02 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Tigers listed as 105-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game's total is sitting at 8½.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 5-4 winner on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Kansas City at +111 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Dodgers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -110 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Detroit:
Team record: 50-37
Detroit is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games
Detroit is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games on the road
Kansas City:
Team record: 47-43
Kansas City is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home
Kansas City is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Detroit
Next up:
Detroit at Kansas City Friday, July 11