Tuesday, May 30, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander vs. Miguel Almonte
The Detroit Tigers visit Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Justin Verlander for the Tigers and Miguel Almonte for the Royals.
The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at -148 and Kansas City at +138. The Tigers have a 26-22-2 over/under record and a 23-27-0 run line mark. The Royals are 22-27-0 against the run line and have a 18-29-2 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 26-22-2 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 23-27-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 18-29-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 22-27-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
05/27/17 2B Ian Kinsler Hamstring 10-day DL (05/27)
05/26/17 C James McCann Hand 10-day DL (05/26)
05/12/17 RF Jim Adduci Oblique 10-day DL (05/11)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
05/28/17 P Scott Alexander Hamstring 10-day DL (05/08)
05/28/17 P Brian Flynn Back 60-day DL (02/15)
05/24/17 P Nathan Karns Arm 10-day DL (05/21)
04/02/17 3B Hunter Dozier Oblique 60-day DL (04/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 23-27 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 4.87 and a WHIP of 1.41. He has 58 strikeouts over his 61 innings pitched and he's given up 57 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.24 and they have given up 150 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 149 hitters and walked 63 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.71. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 463 base hits and 230 earned runs. They have allowed 70 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 172 batters and struck out 386. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.63.
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As a team Detroit is hitting .240, good for 22nd in the league. The Tigers hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .257 with an on-base percentage of .361. He has 35 hits this season in 136 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .412 and an OPS+ of 114. Victor Martinez is hitting .258 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 42 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 163 at bats. His OPS+ is 99 while his slugging percentage is at .374. The Tigers have 403 hits, including 83 doubles and 59 home runs. Detroit has walked 197 times so far this season and they have struck out 442 times as a unit. They have left 343 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 4.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 229 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 21-28 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 27.00, Miguel Almonte has a 0-0 record and a 5.00 WHIP. He has 2 strikeouts over the 1.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 4 hits. He allows 36 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.66 and they have given up 159 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 156 batters and walked 79 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.27. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 427 base knocks and 208 earned runs this season. They have given up 54 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 177 hitters and struck out 393 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.13.
As a team, they are batting .229, good for 28th in the league. The Royals hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .289, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Salvador Perez comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .303. He has 46 hits this year along with 29 RBI in 172 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 113. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .264 this season and he has an OBP of .355. He has collected 46 hits in 174 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 96 and a slugging percentage of .362. The Royals as a unit have 374 base hits, including 61 doubles and 56 homers. Kansas City has walked 125 times this year and they have struck out on 372 occasions. They have had 305 men left on base and have an OPS of .662. They have scored 3.37 runs per game and totaled 165 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -148
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