Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Boyd vs. Travis Wood
The Detroit Tigers visit Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Matt Boyd for the Tigers and Travis Wood for the Royals.
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The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +113 and Kansas City at -123. The Tigers have a 46-38-6 over/under record and a 43-47-0 run line mark. The Royals are 47-43-0 against the run line and have a 40-45-5 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 46-38-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 43-47-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 40-45-5 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 47-43-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
07/06/17 P Daniel Norris Groin 10-day DL (07/06)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
07/14/17 P Neftali Feliz Paternity List out indefinitely
07/01/17 P Matt Strahm Knee 10-day DL (07/01)
06/26/17 P Nathan Karns Forearm 60-day DL (05/21)
06/02/17 RF Paulo Orlando Shin 60-day DL (06/01)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 41-49 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Boyd has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 5.69 and a WHIP of 1.77. He has 37 strikeouts over his 55.1 innings pitched and he's given up 74 hits. He allows 12 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.13 and they have given up 269 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 252 hitters and walked 130 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.83. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 820 base hits and 425 earned runs. They have allowed 114 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 312 batters and struck out 672. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.61.
As a team Detroit is hitting .256, good for 15th in the league. The Tigers hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Justin Upton is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 82 hits this season in 303 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .495 and an OPS+ of 126. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .359. He has totaled 76 hits and he has driven in 45 men in 285 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .446. The Tigers have 783 hits, including 162 doubles and 109 home runs. Detroit has walked 319 times so far this season and they have struck out 743 times as a unit. They have left 619 men on base and have a team OPS of .757. They score 4.76 runs per contest and have scored a total of 428 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 45-45 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.06, Travis Wood has a 1-2 record and a 1.81 WHIP. He has 24 strikeouts over the 32.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 40 hits. He allows 11 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 283 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 280 batters and walked 130 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.2. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 784 base knocks and 374 earned runs this season. They have given up 102 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 292 hitters and struck out 696 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.25.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 21st in the league. The Royals hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Mike Moustakas comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .303. He has 87 hits this year along with 55 RBI in 322 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .553 with an OPS+ of 120. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .271 this season and he has an OBP of .345. He has collected 89 hits in 328 at bats while driving in 31 runs. He has an OPS+ of 104 and a slugging percentage of .427. The Royals as a unit have 757 base hits, including 147 doubles and 108 homers. Kansas City has walked 212 times this year and they have struck out on 679 occasions. They have had 552 men left on base and have an OPS of .709. They have scored 4.1 runs per game and totaled 369 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers +113
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