Free MLB Pick: Royals vs Tigers Odds
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(57-60) Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers (63-54)
Date: Monday, August 15th, 2016
Time: 7:10PM ET
Venue: Comerica Park, Detroit, MI.
Projected Pitchers: Ian Kennedy vs Daniel Norris
MLB Moneyline Odds: Tigers -140
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 9
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The Royals take on the Tigers in Detroit at Comerica Park on Monday night.
The Royals have won six of their last eight games and are looking good at the moment winning three series in a row.
The Tigers were really struggling by losing five in a row but have bounced back and won their last two games against the Rangers.
Ian Kennedy is on the mound for the Royals, he’s 6-9 with a 3.91 ERA and 1.20 WHIP. Daniel Norris takes the rubber for the Tigers, he’s 1-0 with a 4.00 ERA and 1.61 WHIP.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals haven’t scored much this season, averaging just 3.8 runs per game.
Their team batting average is eighth best at .262 but OPS is just 26th at .705, so there is a huge drop off from their batting average versus their OPS.
They’ve hit just 97 home runs as a team which is fourth worst.
The reigning World Series champs have found a bit more scoring over their last three games, they’ve generated 21 runs during that span.
They aren’t winning much this season but when they do it’s usually because of their pitching rather than their offense.
They allow just 4.4 runs per game as a team and Ian Kennedy is better than that with his 3.91 ERA.
He’s really locked in right now, giving up just two runs over his last three starts in 19.1 innings piched.
The Tigers score plenty and on the season they score the seventh most runs in the league at 4.7 runs per game.
Their OPS is also seventh best at .763 and they’ve also hit 150 home runs as a team.
Their offense is a dominant one but the reason for the recent slide is because they aren’t producing like they can.
They scored seven runs on Sunday, so this may be a sign of positive things to come.
They’ve bounced back with two shutout wins so the pitching is still doing their job even during this drought.
The young Daniel Norris looked really good in his first start since July 4th.
He gave up just one run over five innings of work. He did give up seven hits and two walks though, so that WHIP is nearly two for that game.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Royals have won six of their last nine games
- Royals have scored 21 runs in their last three games
- Royals totals have been over two of their last three games
- Tigers have won two games in a row
- Tigers have scored 14 runs over their last three games
- Tigers totals have been under five of their last seven games
Free Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Prediction:
Offensively the edge goes to the Tigers despite the injuries they are currently nursing from Iglesias and Castellanos but this has without a doubt hurt their production.
The pitching matchup goes to the Royals because Kennedy has been phenomenal lately but Norris is also coming off an excellent start for his first start with the Tigers.
I think the Royals come out on top here because they are playing great all around ball right now.
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Both teams aren’t scoring a lot consistently enough yet to think they are going to run up the scoreboard in this one.
Odds are this one stays low scoring because Kennedy is lights out right now and Norris is coming off of a strong start.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Royals 4-2
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