Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers 7/24/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, July 24, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jason Hammel vs. Justin Verlander
The Kansas City Royals visit Comerica Park on Monday, July 24, 2017 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Jason Hammel for the Royals and Justin Verlander for the Tigers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +143 and Detroit at -153. The Royals have a 44-46-5 over/under record and a 49-46-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 46-49-0 against the run line and have a 49-40-6 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 44-46-5 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 49-46-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 49-40-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 46-49-0 against the run line
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)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
07/22/17 1B Miguel Cabrera Collarbone "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota Twins
07/06/17 P Daniel Norris Groin 10-day DL (07/06)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 49-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jason Hammel has a 4-8 record with an earned run average of 4.81 and a WHIP of 1.43. He has 83 strikeouts over his 106.2 innings pitched and he's given up 118 hits. He allows 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 308 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen and they've struck out 300 hitters and walked 138 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 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 851 base hits and 405 earned runs. They have allowed 108 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 308 batters and struck out 733. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.25.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .252, good for 20th in the league. The Royals hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .338. He has 93 hits this season in 351 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .413 and an OPS+ of 98. Eric Hosmer is hitting .313 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 114 hits and he has driven in 46 men in 364 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .489. The Royals have 824 hits, including 158 doubles and 118 home runs. Kansas City has walked 233 times so far this season and they have struck out 722 times as a unit. They have left 602 men on base and have a team OPS of .721. They score 4.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 408 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 44-52 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.54, Justin Verlander has a 5-7 record and a 1.47 WHIP. He has 111 strikeouts over the 117 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 117 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.14 and they have given up 293 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 268 batters and walked 138 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.87. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 886 base knocks and 456 earned runs this season. They have given up 118 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 330 hitters and struck out 714 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.57.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 9th in the league. The Tigers hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Miguel Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .261 with an OBP of .351. He has 79 hits this year along with 47 RBI in 303 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .429 with an OPS+ of 110. Justin Upton is hitting .277 this season and he has an OBP of .365. He has collected 90 hits in 325 at bats while driving in 60 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .505. The Tigers as a unit have 851 base hits, including 175 doubles and 117 homers. Detroit has walked 336 times this year and they have struck out on 777 occasions. They have had 663 men left on base and have an OPS of .764. They have scored 4.84 runs per game and totaled 465 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Royals +143
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