MLB Prediction: Tigers vs Royals
Major League Baseball betting sees the Detroit Tigers taking on the Kansas City Royals on Thursday September 3rd at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.
Detroit Tigers (61-71) at Kansas City Royals (81-51)
Date: Thursday September 3rd
Time: 8:10 PM
Venue: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
MLB Betting Lines: Detroit Tigers +170, Kansas City Royals -200
MLB Betting Total: 8
Probable Pitchers: Detroit: Matt Boyd (1-5, 7.12 ERA) Kansas City: Edinson Volquez (12-7, 3.27 ERA) strong>
These 2 teams have split the first 2 games of this series with the rubber game tonight where the Royals are the big betting favorite.
They, pretty much, have the AL Central wrapped up with a 12 game lead over the Minnesota Twins.
The Tigers have lost 5 of their last 6 games and their playoff ship has sailed 20 games back in the AL Central and 9 games out of the final AL Wild Card spot.
The Tigers have Edinson Volquez on the hill tonight and they have won 3 straight games when he has gotten the starting call.
The Tigers have been solid this season at the plate ranking 9th in the Majors in runs scored, but their pitching only ranks 28th in team ERA.
In their 5 losses in their last 6 games the Tigers have only combined to scored 7 runs while they have given up 43.
Detroit faces a Kansas City team that has the best record in the AL and snapped their 2-game losing streak with a win in Game 2 of this series yesterday.
The Tigers have lost 4 of their last 5 games when Matt Boyd has gotten the start and in his last outing he gave up 5 earned runs in 6 innings of work in a 5-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.
Since being acquired by the Blue Jays he has made 6 starts for the Tigers with them only winning 2 games.
Kansas City Royals
Kansas City is a very balanced team that ranks 8th in runs scored and 6th in team ERA. In yesterday’s Game 2 win they scored 12 runs on 14 hits.
Volquez has lost twice to the Tigers this season, including a 2-1 defeat when David Price was on the mound for the Tigers in the beginning of May.
The Royals are 5-1 in Volquez’s last 6 home starts.
The Royals are tied with the Houston Astros for the most home wins in the AL and they will add to that total tonight with a W.
MLB Betting Trends:
* Tigers are 1-4 in their last 5 road games.
* Tigers are 2-9 in their last 11 overall.
* Tigers have an Over record of 7-1 in their last 8 road games.
* Royals are 17-7 in their last 24 overall.
* Royals are 41-16 in their last 57 games as a home favorite.
4* MLB Betting Prediction: KC ML
Volquez will notch a win tonight and get some revenge on a Detroit squad that he has not beaten this season.
MLB Baseball Score Prediction: Kansas City 7- Detroit 1
Cleveland finishes off the sweep behind Bauer’s dominance.
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