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Royals vs Tigers Prediction, Odds, Moneyline, Spread & Over/Under for May 20

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Royals vs Tigers Prediction, Odds, Moneyline, Spread & Over/Under for May 20

Odds updated as of 7:12 PM

The Kansas City Royals are among the MLB teams playing on Monday, versus the Detroit Tigers.

Here's everything you need to know before checking out today's MLB odds and spreads on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Royals vs Tigers Game Info

  • Kansas City Royals (29-19) vs. Detroit Tigers (23-23)
  • Date: Monday, May 20, 2024
  • Time: 7:40 PM ET
  • Venue: Kauffman Stadium -- Kansas City, Missouri
  • Coverage: Fox Sports 1

Royals vs Tigers Odds & Moneyline

  • All MLB odds, betting lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: KC: (-112) | DET: (-104)
  • Spread: KC: +1.5 (-178) | DET: -1.5 (+146)
  • Total: 8.5 -- Over: (-120) | Under: (-102)

Royals vs Tigers Probable Starting Pitchers

Probable Pitchers: Michael Wacha (Royals) - 3-4, 4.71 ERA vs Reese Olson (Tigers) - 0-4, 2.09 ERA

The Royals will look to Michael Wacha (3-4) versus the Tigers and Reese Olson (0-4). Wacha and his team are 4-5-0 ATS this season when he starts. Wacha's team is 2-1 this season when he starts and they are the moneyline favorite. The Tigers have gone 3-5-0 against the spread when Olson starts. The Tigers have a 1-4 record in Olson's five starts this season when they were the underdog on the moneyline.

Royals vs Tigers Prediction & Pick

All MLB win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Tigers win (54.9%)

Royals vs Tigers Moneyline

  • Kansas City is a -112 favorite on the moneyline, while Detroit is a -104 underdog on the road.

Royals vs Tigers Spread

  • The Tigers are 1.5-run favorites against the spread for this matchup with the Royals. The Tigers are +146 to cover, while the Royals are -178 to cover as a 1.5-run underdog on the runline.

Royals vs Tigers Over/Under

  • The over/under for Royals-Tigers on May 20 is 8.5. The over is -120, and the under is -102.

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Royals vs Tigers Betting Trends

  • The Royals have been victorious in 14, or 77.8%, of the 18 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season.
  • This season Kansas City has been victorious 14 times in 17 chances when named as a favorite of at least -112 on the moneyline.
  • The Royals and their opponents have gone over the total this season in 18 of their 45 opportunities.
  • The Royals are 27-18-0 against the spread in their 45 games that had a posted line this season.
  • The Tigers have won 11 of the 23 games they were the moneyline underdog this season (47.8%).
  • When playing as a moneyline underdog with odds of -104 or longer, Detroit has gone 9-11 (45%).
  • The Tigers have played in 45 games with an over/under set, and have combined with opponents to go over the total 23 times (23-21-1).
  • The Tigers have collected a 20-25-0 record against the spread this season (covering 44.4% of the time).

Royals Player Leaders

  • Bobby Witt Jr. has 13 doubles, six triples, five home runs and 17 walks while hitting .296. He has an on-base percentage of .356 and a slugging percentage of .511.
  • Among qualified batters in the majors, his batting average ranks 20th, his on-base percentage ranks 33rd, and he is 21st in slugging.
  • Witt will look for his fourth straight game with a hit in this contest. In his last five games he is hitting .222 with two doubles, a triple, a walk and four RBI.
  • Salvador Perez has 56 hits and an OBP of .402 to go with a slugging percentage of .548. All three of those stats lead Kansas City hitters this season. He's batting .337.
  • His batting average ranks fourth among qualified players, his on-base percentage ninth, and his slugging percentage 11th.
  • Perez takes a five-game streak with at least one hit into this contest. During his last five outings he is batting .471 with two doubles, three walks and four RBI.
  • Maikel Garcia is batting .249 with a .402 slugging percentage and 30 RBI this year.
  • Garcia heads into this matchup with seven games in a row with at least one hit. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .295 with six doubles, a home run, a walk and eight RBI.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino is batting .236 with a .313 OBP and 29 RBI for Kansas City this season.
  • Pasquantino takes a two-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .118 with a triple and four RBI.

Tigers Player Leaders

  • Riley Greene has accumulated a slugging percentage of .467 and has 42 hits, both team-best marks for the Tigers. He's batting .249 and with an on-base percentage of .354.
  • Including all the qualified hitters in the big leagues, his batting average places him 86th, his on-base percentage is 34th, and he is 40th in slugging.
  • Greene brings a three-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is batting .250 with a double and an RBI.
  • Mark Canha has a .360 on-base percentage to lead his team. He has a batting average of .240 while slugging .413.
  • He ranks 97th in batting average, 31st in on-base percentage and 79th in slugging percentage in MLB.
  • Kerry Carpenter is hitting .276 with nine doubles, four triples, five home runs and seven walks.
  • Wenceel Perez has four doubles, four triples, three home runs and 12 walks while batting .301.

Royals vs Tigers Head to Head

  • 4/28/2024: 4-1 DET (Favorite: Tigers, Spread: -1.5, Total: 7.5, Favorite Moneyline: -164, Underdog Moneyline: +138)
  • 4/27/2024: 6-5 DET (Favorite: Tigers, Spread: -1.5, Total: 8, Favorite Moneyline: -112, Underdog Moneyline: -104)
  • 4/26/2024: 8-0 KC (Favorite: Tigers, Spread: -1.5, Total: 7.5, Favorite Moneyline: -124, Underdog Moneyline: +106)
  • 9/28/2023: 7-3 DET (Favorite: Tigers, Spread: -1.5, Total: 7.5, Favorite Moneyline: -108, Underdog Moneyline: -108)
  • 9/26/2023: 6-3 DET (Favorite: Tigers, Spread: -1.5, Total: 8, Favorite Moneyline: -162, Underdog Moneyline: +136)
  • 9/11/2022: 4-0 KC (Favorite: Royals, Spread: -1.5, Total: 7.5, Favorite Moneyline: -166, Underdog Moneyline: +140)
  • 9/10/2022: 8-4 DET (Favorite: Royals, Spread: -1.5, Total: 8, Favorite Moneyline: -126, Underdog Moneyline: +108)
  • 9/9/2022: 10-2 DET (Favorite: Royals, Spread: -1.5, Total: 8.5, Favorite Moneyline: -136, Underdog Moneyline: +116)
  • 7/17/2023: 3-2 DET (Favorite: Tigers, Spread: -1.5, Total: 9, Favorite Moneyline: -136, Underdog Moneyline: +116)
  • 6/20/2023: 1-0 KC (Favorite: Tigers, Spread: -1.5, Total: 8.5, Favorite Moneyline: -148, Underdog Moneyline: +126)

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