Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/17/2014
Wednesday, June 18, 12:08 PM on FSKC, FSDT
Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Kansas City Royals - Guthrie, J (3-6) vs. Detroit Tigers - Smyly, D (3-5)
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Wednesday afternoon, the Kansas City Royals will send Jeremy Guthrie to the hill as they take on the Detroit Tigers and Drew Smyly. Guthrie makes his 15th start as Smyly makes his 11th start and 14th appearance.
Jeremy Guthrie got the win in his last outing and that took his record to 3 - 6 with a 4.04 ERA. In that start, he gave up 2 runs on 6 hits in 5.2 innings. Guthrie walked 4 and struck out 9. The win was Guthrie’s 1st after losing 4 of his last 5 starts. Last season, Guthrie went 15 – 12 with a 4.04 ERA in 33 starts.
In 2013, Guthrie was 2 - 2 with a 4.61 ERA in 4 starts against the Tigers. Guthrie will have to watch out for Miguel Cabrera. Cabrera is a .350 hitter with 3 homers and 9 RBIs against the right-hander.
Drew Smyly took the loss his last time out and that dropped his record to 3- 5 with a 3.58 ERA. In that start, Smyly gave up a run (on a solo homer) and 4 hits in 6 innings as he walked 3 and struck out 2. It took him 100 pitches and that was just too much for only 6 innings. Last season, Smyly went 6 – 0 with 2 saves and a 2.37 ERA in 63 relief appearances,
In 2013, Smyly was 1- 0 with a 5.40 ERA in 7 appearances against the Royals. This season, Smyly has a win over Kansas City after holding them scoreless in 7 innings and allowing only 2 hits and 2 walks with 6 strikeouts.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 33-32-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Kansas City Royals is 0.2
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 34-28-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
06/01/14 3B Danny Valencia Hand 15-day DL (6/1)
05/02/14 P Bruce Chen Back 15-day DL (4/25)
03/30/14 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
06/17/14 RF Torii Hunter Hamstring questionable
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 15-day DL (5/2)
04/21/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 15-day DL (4/19)
03/28/14 LF Andy Dirks Back 60-day DL (3/29)
03/28/14 P Bruce Rondon Elbow 60-day DL (3/29), out for season
03/27/14 SS Jose Iglesias Stress Fracture 60-day DL (3/29); out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Kansas City
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