Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Ian Kennedy vs. Daniel Norris
The Kansas City Royals visit Comerica Park on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Ian Kennedy for the Royals and Daniel Norris for the Tigers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +120 and Detroit at -130. The Royals have a 33-37-4 over/under record and a 38-36-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 36-39-0 against the run line and have a 40-31-4 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 33-37-4 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 38-36-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 40-31-4 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 36-39-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
06/26/17 P Nathan Karns Arm 60-day DL (05/21)
06/02/17 RF Paulo Orlando Shin 60-day DL (06/01)
05/29/17 P Danny Duffy Oblique 10-day DL (05/29)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
06/23/17 RF Alex Presley Concussion 7-day DL (06/23)
06/16/17 DH Victor Martinez Heart 10-day DL (06/15)
05/12/17 RF Jim Adduci Oblique 10-day DL (05/11)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 37-37 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ian Kennedy has a 1-6 record with an earned run average of 4.95 and a WHIP of 1.22. He has 57 strikeouts over his 67.1 innings pitched and he's given up 50 hits. He allows 6.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 251 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 236 hitters and walked 110 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9 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 4.23. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 658 base hits and 311 earned runs. They have allowed 80 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 246 batters and struck out 572. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.21.
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As a team Kansas City is hitting .244, good for 24th in the league. The Royals hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Mike Moustakas is hitting .268 with an on-base percentage of .305. He has 71 hits this season in 265 at bats with 46 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .532 and an OPS+ of 115. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 76 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 271 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .454. The Royals have 609 hits, including 114 doubles and 88 home runs. Kansas City has walked 180 times so far this season and they have struck out 559 times as a unit. They have left 458 men on base and have a team OPS of .701. They score 3.95 runs per contest and have scored a total of 292 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 33-42 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.66, Daniel Norris has a 4-5 record and a 1.58 WHIP. He has 74 strikeouts over the 77.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 88 hits. He allows 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.36 and they have given up 233 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 210 batters and walked 99 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.85. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 690 base knocks and 354 earned runs this season. They have given up 97 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 259 hitters and struck out 569 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.63.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 17th in the league. The Tigers hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Justin Upton comes into this matchup batting .271 with an OBP of .358. He has 70 hits this year along with 49 RBI in 258 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .504 with an OPS+ of 128. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .261 this season and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 60 hits in 230 at bats while driving in 34 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .430. The Tigers as a unit have 648 base hits, including 142 doubles and 91 homers. Detroit has walked 267 times this year and they have struck out on 635 occasions. They have had 514 men left on base and have an OPS of .756. They have scored 4.76 runs per game and totaled 357 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers -130
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