Kansas City Royals Odds, Preview, & Trends for Today’s Game

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Kansas City Royals' Bobby Witt Jr. celebrates with teammates after their baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday, April 23, 2024, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals won 3-2. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Shane Jackson @Sjacksonmgm May 22, 2024, 11:44 AM

The Kansas City Royals will face the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday, May 22. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. CT at Kauffman Stadium.

Odds for the game are available at the online sportsbook.

Royals vs. Tigers Odds

TeamRun LineTotalMoneyline
Tigers-1.5 (+155)Over 7 (-115)-115
Royals+1.5 (-190)Under 7 (-105)-105

The Royals have MLB’s best ATS record (31-19) and best average margin of cover (+1.3) this season. At their current pace, they’ll easily cover at least 80 games for just the second time since 2017.

The under has hit in 29 of their first 50 games. At 29-19-2, they have MLB’s third-best under rate (.694), which would be a dramatic flip from last year’s clip of .494.

The Royals are 31-19 on the year. It’s tied for the best record through 50 games in franchise history.

Royals vs. Tigers Preview

Starting Pitchers: Tarik Skubal (DET) vs. Cole Ragans (KC)

It will be a battle of Cy Young contenders during Wednesday’s series finale, which could have tiebreaker implications at the end of the season.

Left-hander Cole Ragans is 3-3 with a 3.70 ERA and has been one of the better pitchers in the league since last year’s deadline sent him from the Texas Rangers to the Royals.

Lefty Tarik Skubal has established himself as the AL Cy Young odds favorite, posting a 6-0 clip with a 1.80 ERA.

Royals vs. Tigers Season Series

DateLocationResult
April 26DetroitRoyals 8, Tigers 0
April 27DetroitTigers 6, Royals 5
April 28DetroitTigers 4, Royals 1
May 20Kansas CityRoyals 8, Tigers 3
May 21Kansas CityRoyals 10, Tigers 3
May 22Kansas City-

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Shane Jackson is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM, covering MLB and NBA. After graduating from the University of Kansas, his previous stops include MLB.com, Lawrence Journal-World, Manhattan Mercury, Bet Chicago Sports, WynnBET, and Sportsbook Review.

Shane Jackson is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM, covering MLB and NBA. After graduating from the University of Kansas, his previous stops include MLB.com, Lawrence Journal-World, Manhattan Mercury, Bet Chicago Sports, WynnBET, and Sportsbook Review.