Thursday, June 29, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Junis vs. Michael Fulmer
The Kansas City Royals visit Comerica Park on Thursday, June 29, 2017 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Jake Junis for the Royals and Michael Fulmer for the Tigers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +155 and Detroit at -165. The Royals have a 33-38-4 over/under record and a 38-37-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 37-39-0 against the run line and have a 40-32-4 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 33-38-4 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 38-37-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 40-32-4 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 37-39-0 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
06/28/17 DH Victor Martinez Heart 10-day DL (06/15); expected to be activated Wednesday vs. Kansas City Royals
06/23/17 RF Alex Presley Concussion 7-day DL (06/23)
05/12/17 RF Jim Adduci Oblique 10-day DL (05/11)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 37-38 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Junis has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 4.97 and a WHIP of 1.62. He has 23 strikeouts over his 29 innings pitched and he's given up 34 hits. He allows 10.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 254 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 240 hitters and walked 111 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 4.25. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 667 base hits and 316 earned runs. They have allowed 82 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 247 batters and struck out 580. 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 .245, good for 22nd in the league. The Royals hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Mike Moustakas is hitting .268 with an on-base percentage of .304. He has 72 hits this season in 269 at bats with 46 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .528 and an OPS+ of 114. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 78 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 275 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .455. The Royals have 620 hits, including 115 doubles and 88 home runs. Kansas City has walked 181 times so far this season and they have struck out 569 times as a unit. They have left 466 men on base and have a team OPS of .700. They score 3.93 runs per contest and have scored a total of 295 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 34-42 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.29, Michael Fulmer has a 6-6 record and a 1.16 WHIP. He has 71 strikeouts over the 93 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 84 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.31 and they have given up 235 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 214 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 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.83. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 701 base knocks and 357 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 260 hitters and struck out 579 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.58.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 16th in the league. The Tigers hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Justin Upton comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .354. He has 70 hits this year along with 49 RBI in 262 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .496 with an OPS+ of 125. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .261 this season and he has an OBP of .358. He has collected 61 hits in 234 at bats while driving in 37 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .440. The Tigers as a unit have 657 base hits, including 142 doubles and 93 homers. Detroit has walked 268 times this year and they have struck out on 643 occasions. They have had 521 men left on base and have an OPS of .756. They have scored 4.76 runs per game and totaled 362 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Royals +155
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