The Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Kauffman Stadium.
The Tigers will trot Anibal Sanchez out to the mound in this one. Righthander Sanchez has a 7-6 record and a 2.93 ERA this season.
Sanchez's opponent in this one will be Ervin Santana. The Royals righthander has a 3.37 ERA to go along with a 5-6 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Tigers listed as 128-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game's total is sitting at 8.
The Tigers were a 5-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -166 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.
In their last action, Kansas City was a 6-4 loser on the road against the Indians. Bettors on Cleveland at -102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Kansas City has lost 5 straight games.
Detroit: 52-42 SU
Kansas City: 43-49 SU
DETROIT MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
KANSAS CITY MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing Kansas City
Detroit is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home
Kansas City is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Detroit
Kansas City home to Detroit, Saturday, July 20