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(57-60) Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers (63-54)
Date: Tuesday August 16, 2016
Time: 7:10 AM ET
Venue: Comerica Park, Detroit, MI
Projected Pitchers: Danny Duffy vs Justin Verlander
MLB Moneyline Odds: Detroit -133
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7.5 @ -115,
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In what’s been a lost season for the reigning World Series champs from Kansas City, there still have been some bright spots, one of which who will take the mound in Detroit.
Kansas City Royals
Danny Duffy, probably the brightest spot for the season in Kansas City, will faceoff against Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers.
Duffy has finally realized the massive potential he’s always possessed, cutting down his walk-rate and becoming more of a complete pitcher.
He now sits second in the AL in ERA at 2.82, behind Detroit’s rookie sensation Michael Fulmer.
The KC offense has struggled, sitting in 27th of 30 overall in total runs with 457. They surely miss Mike Moustakas, who’s been sidelined for much of the year with injury.
Lorenzo Cain, Eric Hosmer and Alex Gordon have all had down years for their standards.
Miguel Cabrera doesn’t seem to age, well at least age poorly, as year over year he is amongst the top hitters in the game. In his age-33 season, Miggy currently owns a .311 average, 27 homers and 77 RBI and a .384 OBP.
As a team, Detroit currently sits in 9th in Runs with 550 total.
Justin Verlander leads the Tigers’ starters with a 12 wins and 170 strikeouts.
His ERA sits at a strong 3.42, and WHIP of 1.06, reclaiming his title as a very good pitcher, though maybe not a superstar as he once was.
Closer Francisco Rodriguez can be thought of in much the same vein, as the 34-year old has locked down 33-of-36 save opportunities this year.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- KC is 21-39 on the road
- the Royals are 6-4 in their last 10 games
- Detroit is 33-21 at home this year
- Detroit is hitting .266 against LHP this season
Free Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Prediction:
I like the Tigers’ offense a lot more than Kansas City’s, even with Justin Upton and Nick Castellanos currently struggling.
However, I think both of these pitchers in this matchup are studs and with KC’s ineptitude on the road and Duffy’s breakout.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Under 7.5
I’ll take the under.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Detroit 4-2
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