Free MLB Pick: Tigers vs. Royals Odds
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2019 MLB Season
Detroit Tigers (40-96) vs. Kansas City Royals (50-89)
Date: Thursday September 5, 2019
Time: 1:15 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Matthew Boyd vs. Glenn Sparkman
MLB Moneyline Odds: Tigers -110 | Royals -110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9.5
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In a matchup of two terrible teams the Tigers are the poorer team. Detroit stands at 40-96 and they have the worst record in all of baseball. The team has the worst offense in all of baseball as they only have 496 runs.
The pitching hasn’t been much better as they’ve allowed the fourth most runs (767).
Guys like Daniel Norris (4.76 ERA), Jordan Zimmerman (6.03 ERA), and Gregory Soto (5.90 ERA) have been terrible this season. The offense is led by Miguel Cabrera who is hitting .285 but he only has 10 homers. Brandon Dixon leads the team with 14 homers.
On the mound for Detroit is Matthew Boyd. The lefty is 7-10 with a 4.58 ERA this season. Boyd was having a solid season until getting roughed up his last two outings.
Over those games he has allowed 12 runs in 18 innings causing his ERA to go from 4.24 to 4.58.
Kansas City Royals
Kansas City has been a disappointing team this year with a 50-89 record.
The Royals will miss the playoffs for the fourth straight season. Like the Tigers, the Royals have struggled everywhere. The team ranks third last in the AL in scoring (594), and have allowed the third most runs in the AL (743).
Glenn Sparkman (5.86 ERA), Jakob Junis (4.93 ERA), and Jorge Lopez (6.61 ERA) have not gotten the job done.
The Royals is offense is led by Jorge Soler who has a franchise-record 39 homers to go along with 100 RBIs. Whit Merrfield has had a good year as well with a .302 average and 16 homers.
The Royals will call on Glenn Sparkman for Thursday’s game. Sparkman is 3-10 with a 5.86 ERA this year.
The problem for Sparkman is that he is allowing the opposition to hit .293. Over his last two outings he has struggled allowing 11 runs in 8.2 innings.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 4-1-1 in Tigers last 6 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Over is 4-1 in Tigers last 5 on grass.
- Over is 5-0-1 in Boyds last 6 starts overall.
- Over is 4-1 in Royals last 5 during game 3 of a series.
- Over is 3-1-1 in Royals last 5 Thursday games.
- Over is 4-1 in Sparkmans last 5 starts following a team loss in their previous game.
Free Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction: Over
These teams aren’t known for lighting up the scoreboard however it isn’t a strong pitching matchup. Look for the bullpens to be involved a lot particularly the Royals.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over
Look for the Tigers to score enough runs off Sparkman to push the game over.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Kansas City 5 – Detroit 7
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