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SportsPicks.com MLB Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals Baseball Betting Preview June 12, 2013

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Wednesday when the Detroit Tigers 36-27 and the Kansas City Royals 29-33 meet at Kauffman Stadium.

The Tigers will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Justin Verlander in this game. Verlander has a 8-4 record and a 3.71 ERA this season.

It’ll be James Shields toeing the rubber for the Royals in this contest. Righthander Shields is 2-6 with a 2.81 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Tigers listed as 140-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.

In their last action, Detroit was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Detroit at -162 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
Detroit: 36-27 SU
Kansas City: 29-33 SU

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Detroit is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit’s last 7 games
Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City’s last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Kansas City’s last 12 games

Next up:
Detroit at Minnesota, Friday, June 14
Kansas City at Tampa Bay, Thursday, June 13

Who are you betting on?