Royals vs. Tigers Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Tigers are -184 money line favorites over the Royals, who are +169 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 8.5 runs with Jeremy Gutherie set to face Anibal Sanchez in the pitching matchup.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Royals opened as +170 money line favorites but their odds have dropped slightly to +169, while the Tigers’ odds have gone from -185 down to -184. Kansas City is 62-56 overall and 29-28 on the road, while Detroit is 70-49 overall and 37-19 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 65% of the betting public currently favors Detroit. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take the under. According to latest MLB trends, Kansas is 2-12-1 Under in Guthrie's last 15 starts after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game and 4-11 Under last 15 vs. a starters with a WHIP less than 1.15. Detroit is: 3-9-1 Under in Sanchez's last 13 starts after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game and 6-18-2 Under last 26 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days.
Don't look now but the Kansas City Royals (62-56, 29-28, 44-67 O/U) are competing in the American League for a wild card. Detroit (70-49, 37-19 home, 63-53 O/U) broke a three-game losing streak with a win over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. The Royals send Jeremy Guthrie (12-8, 4.10 ERA) to the mound. He has last six innings in nine straight starts. He had one bad start 96 innings five runs) and one good start (6 1/3 innings, 2 runs) against Detroit this year. He faces Anibal Sanchez (10-7, 2.56 ERA) who has been one of the most underrated pitchers in the American League this year. He has a 3-1 record with a 1.60 ERA in his last five starts since the All-Star break. He's also 6-2 with a 2.06 ERA at home this year and has let just up just two runs in 22 innings in his career against the Royals. Expect this game to go under the total.
THURSDAY MLB FREE PICK: ROYALS/TIGERS UNDER 8.5