MLB Picks: Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers
The Detroit Tigers are 13-2 as home favorites of minus-175 to minus-200 this season, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks on Thursday as they open up a five-game series with the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park.
Courtesy of SBR Forum, the Tigers are minus-188 favorites in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at 8.5 in the market.
Let's take a closer look at this American League Central matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.
Kansas City Royals
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The Kansas City Royals have won 17 of their last 22 games. On Thursday, they will look to bounce back from Wednesday's 5-2 home defeat to the Miami Marlins.
Royals starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie is 1-2 with a 4.02 ERA in five career appearances against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.
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The Detroit Tigers have won nine home games in a row—outscoring opponents by a 53-10 combined margin over that span.
Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez is 1-2 with a 0.82 ERA in three career outings versus the Kansas City Royals.
I'm going to recommend that readers play the total, as the OVER is 4-0 in the last four meetings in this series when played in the Motor City.
MLB Pick: Over 8.5
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