Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals 9/26/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Anibal Sanchez vs. Jason Vargas
Kauffman Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers and Jason Vargas for the Royals.
Detroit opens at +101 while Kansas City opens at -111. The Tigers have a 85-64-7 over/under record and a 70-86-0 run line mark. The Royals are 74-81-0 against the run line and have a 73-76-6 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 85-64-7 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 70-86-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 73-76-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 74-81-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
09/25/17 1B Miguel Cabrera Back out indefinitely
09/04/17 DH Victor Martinez Heart 60-day DL (09/03)
09/02/17 P Michael Fulmer Elbow out indefinitely
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
08/30/17 P Brian Flynn Groin 10-day DL (08/30)
08/19/17 P Neftali Feliz Elbow 10-day DL (08/19)
06/26/17 P Nathan Karns Forearm 60-day DL (05/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 62-94 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez has a 3-5 record with an earned run average of 6.68 and a WHIP of 1.60. He has 92 strikeouts over his 94.1 innings pitched and he's given up 125 hits. He allows 11.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.73 and they have given up 574 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .281 against the bullpen and they've struck out 452 hitters and walked 231 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 10.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.4. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 1,539 base hits and 822 earned runs. They have allowed 212 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 519 batters and struck out 1,165. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.50 and their FIP as a unit is 4.73.
As a team Detroit is hitting .260, good for 10th in the league. The Tigers hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .318. He has 160 hits this season in 592 at bats with 96 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .488 and an OPS+ of 110. Ian Kinsler is hitting .236 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .313. He has totaled 127 hits and he has driven in 51 men in 538 at bats. His OPS+ is 91 while his slugging percentage is at .416. The Tigers have 1,391 base hits, including 285 doubles and 185 homers. Detroit has walked 489 times so far this year and they have struck out 1,264 times as a team. They have left 1,071 runners on base and have a team OPS of .755. They tally 4.61 runs per contest and have totaled 719 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 76-79 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.03, Jason Vargas has a 17-10 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 127 strikeouts over the 169.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 170 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.22 and they have given up 524 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 483 batters and walked 231 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.59. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,411 base knocks and 701 earned runs this season. They have given up 188 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 490 hitters and struck out 1,163 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.42.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 9th in the league. The Royals hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .300 with an OBP of .362. He has 170 hits this year along with 49 RBI in 566 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .443 with an OPS+ of 113. Eric Hosmer is hitting .321 this season and he has an OBP of .387. He has collected 187 hits in 582 at bats while driving in 91 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .500. The Royals as a team have 1,387 base knocks, including 250 doubles and 186 home runs. Kansas City has walked 372 times this season and they have struck out 1,116 times. They have had 970 runners left on base and have an OPS of .733. They have scored 4.39 runs per contest and totaled 681 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Royals -111
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