On the evening of May 21, 2024, the Detroit Tigers are set to take on the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium under expected light rain conditions, commencing at 07:40 pm. The pitching matchup features Detroit’s Casey Mize, who brings an ERA of 3.504, against Kansas City’s Alec Marsh, who enters the game with a promising ERA of 2.432.

In the standings of the 2024 AL Central Division, the Tigers hold the 10th spot with a 23-24 record, translating to a .489 winning percentage. They’ve achieved a 4th place in the division play with 10 wins and 7 losses. The Tigers’ recent run includes 4 wins out of their last 10 matchups, though they are currently facing a 2-game losing streak. Whether playing at home or on the road, they’ve recorded 10-13 and 13-11 respectively, showing a slightly better performance in away games. The Tigers have scored 196 runs and conceded 184.

On the other hand, the Kansas City Royals are ranked 4th in the same division, sporting a 30-19 record which results in a .610 winning percentage. Positioned at 2nd within the division, their closest divisional record stands at 9-5. The Royals have won 7 of their recent 10 games and are currently on a 4-game winning streak. Playing at home, they have secured 19 wins against 8 losses, whereas their road record is balanced at 11-11.

Odds and Predictions: For the upcoming game, sportsbooks have set the Point Spread at 1.5, with the Over/Under marked at 9.5 runs. For those looking to place bets, the MoneyLines are close, with the Away Team (Detroit) at -107 and the Home Team (Kansas City) at -110. Given these odds, the Royals are slightly favored at home, making it an intriguing matchup for bettors to consider the defensive strengths and recent forms of both teams while placing their wagers.