Thursday, April 30, 2015
Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City
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Probable Pitchers: (R) Simon, A (4-0) vs. (L) Duffy, D (1-0)
The Detroit Tigers take on the Kansas City Royals on Thursday at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.
The Tigers are 12-3 in their last 15 vs. the American League Central and 6-2 in their last 8 road games. They are 13-5 in their last 18 during game 1 of a series and 3-7 in their last 10 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600. The over is 4-1 in the Tigers last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 and 7-3 in their last 10 road games.
The Royals are 5-0 in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and 6-1 in their last 7 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15. They are 22-6 in their last 28 during game 1 of a series and 14-4 in their last 18 home games. the over is 5-1 in the Royals last 6 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days and 3-1-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series.
Head-to-head, the under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Kansas City and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The Tigers are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Kansas City and 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 11-10-0 against the over/under
The run differential for the Detroit Tigers is 0.7
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 10-8-2 against the over/under
The run differential for the Kansas City Royals is 2
Injuries to Watch
04/29/15 LF Rajai Davis Groin is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. Minnesota Twins
04/23/15 P Joe Nathan Elbow 15-day DL (4/7), out for season
04/04/15 P Bruce Rondon Bicep 15-day DL (4/1)
04/04/15 P Justin Verlander Tricep 15-day DL (3/29)
Kansas City Royals
04/27/15 P Edinson Volquez Suspension expected to miss next schedule start Friday vs. Detroit Tigers
04/18/15 P Greg Holland Pectoral 15-day DL (4/17)
04/15/15 RF Alex Rios Hand 15-day DL (4/14)
04/06/15 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 15-day DL (4/6)
04/06/15 P Tim Collins Elbow 15-day DL (4/6)
04/04/15 P Kris Medlen Elbow 60-day DL (3/07)
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit
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