Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers 9/4/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 4, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Junis vs. Artie Lewicki
Comerica Park is the site of the matchup between the Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers on Monday, September 4, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jake Junis for the Royals and Artie Lewicki for the Tigers.
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Kansas City opens at -134 while Detroit opens at +124. The Royals have a 62-65-6 over/under record and a 64-69-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 63-71-0 against the run line and have a 70-58-6 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 62-65-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 64-69-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 70-58-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 63-71-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
08/30/17 P Brian Flynn Groin 10-day DL (08/30)
08/26/17 P Danny Duffy Elbow 10-day DL (08/26)
08/19/17 P Neftali Feliz Elbow 10-day DL (08/19)
08/18/17 P Joakim Soria Oblique 10-day DL (08/16)
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
09/02/17 P Michael Fulmer Elbow out indefinitely
08/27/17 DH Victor Martinez Heart 10-day DL (08/27)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 66-67 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Junis has a 6-2 record with an earned run average of 4.41 and a WHIP of 1.30. He has 57 strikeouts over his 63.1 innings pitched and he's given up 64 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.07 and they have given up 440 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 411 hitters and walked 190 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.6. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,213 base hits and 609 earned runs. They have allowed 163 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 427 batters and struck out 1,014. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.39.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .256, good for 14th in the league. The Royals hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .289 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 143 hits this season in 495 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .430 and an OPS+ of 105. Eric Hosmer is hitting .317 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .383. He has totaled 160 hits and he has driven in 76 men in 505 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .499. The Royals have 1,174 hits, including 205 doubles and 163 home runs. Kansas City has walked 324 times so far this season and they have struck out 997 times as a unit. They have left 840 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 576 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 58-76 overall mark this year. Artie Lewicki is expected to make his season debut for the Tigers. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.31 and they have given up 444 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 378 batters and walked 183 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.11. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,287 base knocks and 673 earned runs this season. They have given up 179 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 436 hitters and struck out 1,006 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.64.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 12th in the league. The Tigers hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Nicholas Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .251 with an OBP of .306. He has 128 hits this year along with 76 RBI in 509 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .452 with an OPS+ of 98. Ian Kinsler is hitting .236 this season and he has an OBP of .316. He has collected 108 hits in 457 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 86 and a slugging percentage of .387. The Tigers as a unit have 1,201 base hits, including 248 doubles and 156 homers. Detroit has walked 442 times this year and they have struck out on 1,106 occasions. They have had 934 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 4.68 runs per game and totaled 632 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers +124
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