MLB Prediction: Tigers vs Royals
Major League Baseball betting sees the Detroit Tigers taking on the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday September 1st at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.
Detroit Tigers (60-70) at Kansas City Royals (80-50)
Date: Tuesday, September 1st
Time: 8:10 PM
Venue:Kauffman Stadium- Kansas City, Missouri
MLB Betting Lines: Detroit Tigers +147, Kansas City Royals -157
MLB Betting Total: 7.0
Probable Pitchers: Tigers RH Justin Verlander (2-6, 3.45 ERA) vs. Royals RH Johnny Cueto (9-9, 2.94)
The Tigers head to Missouri to start a 3 game set with the Kansas City Royals inside Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday night. The Tigers have been a mess as of late scoring only 6 runs in their last 4 games.
With that, the Tigers have essentially put themselves out of any postseason talks.
As for the Royals, they continue to surge as they’ve won 12 of their last 16 to push their AL Central division lead to 13 games over 2nd place Minnesota. With the division locked up, the Royals will now focus on playing for the best record in the American League.
The pitching matchup will feature 2 of the best in the game as deadline acquisition Johnny Cueto goes for the Royals and Justin Verlander goes for Detroit.
The Tigers have never gained any solid traction in the 2015 season and with their most recent struggles, they’ve pretty much been eliminated from the packed AL Wild Card race.
Detroit sits in dead last of the AL Central division and they are now 8.0 games back in the Wild Card.
Their lone bright spot has been the return of ace Justin Verlander, who is back in dominant form.
Verlander took a no hitter into the 9th inning against the Angels last time out, but a hit that found the white chalk down the left field line put a halt on any type of history being made inside Comerica Park.
Still, the RH couldn’t be stopped and has been like the Verlander of old his last 4 starts. He’s allowed one earned run over those last 4 outings and 12 hits over 29 innings with 31 K’s.
Verlander has some good career success against the Royals as he is 19-8 with an ERA of 3.26 in 36 career starts against KC.
Kansas City Royals
Every time somebody mentions the Royals, it seems like they’re on some sort of hot streak. That’s the case once again as the Royals have won 12 of their last 15 to put themselves 13 games up in the AL Central.
The Royals also hold a 6 game cushion in terms of best AL record. If that were too hold, they would have home field advantage throughout the entire postseason.
Countering the Tigers’ ace, the Royals will send their ace to the hill, RH Johnny Cueto. The RH has struggled a bit as he’s dropped 2 straight.
Prior to that, Cueto had 4 quality starts, with 2 of those coming against Detroit. He gave up 2 runs in 16 innings of work against the Tigers over those 2 starts, but has allowed 12 earned runs over his last 2 losses.
MLB Betting Trends:
Tigers are 5-11 in their last 16 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
Tigers are 4-10 in their last 14 games as an underdog of +110 to +150.
Tigers are 2-7 in their last 9 during game 1 of a series.
Royals are 10-3 in their last 13 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
Royals are 22-7 in their last 29 games following an off day.
4* MLB Betting Prediction: Kansas ML
Yes, laying this much juice against Verlander is tough, but still, the Tigers are just bad.
MLB Baseball Score Prediction: Kansas City 5 – Detroit 1
Cueto gets back on track as the Royals cruise to another victory.
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