Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals Free MLB Picks

August 28, 2012


If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Tuesday when the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals meet at Kauffman Stadium.
The Tigers will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Justin Verlander in this game. Verlander has a 12-7 record and a 0.00 ERA this season.
Starting this game for the Royals will be Luis Mendoza. The righthander has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 6-8 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Tigers listed as 200-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.
The Tigers were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -136 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 5-1 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -111 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Current streak:
Detroit has won 2 straight games.
Kansas City has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Detroit: 69-58 SU
Kansas City: 56-71 SU

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 8-2
After playing LA Angels are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit’s last 5 games
Detroit is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Kansas City
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City’s last 9 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City’s last 8 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Kansas City home to Detroit, Wednesday, August 29

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