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Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Thursday when the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals meet at TD Ameritrade Park.

Left hander Matthew Boyd will take the mound for the Tigers to start this game. Boyd is 5-4 this season with a 3.08 ERA.

Boyd's opponent in this one will be Homer Bailey. The Royals right hander has a 5.90 ERA to go along with a 4-6 record this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Royals as -105-moneyline favorites versus the Tigers, while the game's total opened at 9.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Tigers. Bettors on Detroit at 110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at 110 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Team record: 25-39 SU
Detroit is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
Detroit is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games on the road

Kansas City:
Team record: 21-46 SU
Kansas City is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 games
Kansas City is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games

Next up:
Detroit home to Cleveland Friday, June 14
Kansas City at Minnesota Friday, June 14