Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals 7/20/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Fulmer vs. Danny Duffy
Kauffman Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals on Thursday, July 20, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Michael Fulmer for the Tigers and Danny Duffy for the Royals.
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Detroit opens at +107 while Kansas City opens at -117. The Tigers have a 47-38-6 over/under record and a 44-47-0 run line mark. The Royals are 47-44-0 against the run line and have a 41-45-5 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 47-38-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 44-47-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 41-45-5 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 47-44-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
07/17/17 RF J.D. Martinez Back left last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Kansas City Royals
07/06/17 P Daniel Norris Groin 10-day DL (07/06)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
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 42-49 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Fulmer has a 10-6 record with an earned run average of 3.06 and a WHIP of 1.07. He has 87 strikeouts over his 123.2 innings pitched and he's given up 105 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.12 and they have given up 270 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 252 hitters and walked 133 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 4.8. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 828 base hits and 427 earned runs. They have allowed 115 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 315 batters and struck out 679. 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 4.60.
As a team Detroit is hitting .257, good for 13th in the league. The Tigers hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Justin Upton is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .355. He has 82 hits this season in 307 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .489 and an OPS+ of 124. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 76 hits and he has driven in 45 men in 289 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .439. The Tigers have 797 hits, including 164 doubles and 111 home runs. Detroit has walked 325 times so far this season and they have struck out 750 times as a unit. They have left 628 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 4.81 runs per contest and have scored a total of 438 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 45-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.51, Danny Duffy has a 5-6 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 71 strikeouts over the 89.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 85 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 290 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 283 batters and walked 132 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.25. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 798 base knocks and 383 earned runs this season. They have given up 104 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 298 hitters and struck out 703 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.27.
As a team, they are batting .247, 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 21st in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Mike Moustakas comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .299. He has 87 hits this year along with 55 RBI in 326 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .546 with an OPS+ of 118. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .345. He has collected 90 hits in 331 at bats while driving in 31 runs. He has an OPS+ of 104 and a slugging percentage of .426. The Royals as a unit have 765 base hits, including 148 doubles and 109 homers. Kansas City has walked 215 times this year and they have struck out on 686 occasions. They have had 563 men left on base and have an OPS of .709. They have scored 4.08 runs per game and totaled 371 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Royals -117
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