If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Tuesday when the Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers meet at Comerica Park.
Righthander Wade Davis will take the mound for the Royals to start this game. Davis is 2-0 this season with a 2.25 ERA.
Starting this game for the Tigers will be Max Scherzer. The righthander has a 2.84 ERA to go along with a 1-0 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Tigers listed as 173-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game's total is sitting at 8.
In their last action, Kansas City was a 5-4 winner on the road against the Red Sox. Bettors on Kansas City at +145 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 4-3 loser as they battled the Angels on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at -109 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Kansas City has won 2 straight games.
Detroit has lost 4 straight games.
Kansas City: 10-7 SU
Detroit: 9-9 SU
KANSAS CITY MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
DETROIT MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games at home
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kansas City
Detroit is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home
Detroit home to Kansas City, Wednesday, April 24