Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers 9/5/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jason Vargas vs. Anibal Sanchez
The Kansas City Royals visit Comerica Park on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Jason Vargas for the Royals and Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at -170 and Detroit at +160. The Royals have a 63-66-6 over/under record and a 65-70-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 63-73-0 against the run line and have a 71-59-6 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 63-66-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 65-70-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 71-59-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 63-73-0 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
09/04/17 DH Victor Martinez Heart 60-day DL (09/03)
09/02/17 P Alex Wilson Rest 3-game suspensioon (eligible to return 9/5 vs. Kansas City)
09/02/17 P Michael Fulmer Elbow out indefinitely
09/02/17 1B Miguel Cabrera Suspension 6-game suspension (eligible to return 9/9 vs. Toronto)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 67-68 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jason Vargas has a 14-9 record with an earned run average of 3.87 and a WHIP of 1.31. He has 112 strikeouts over his 151.1 innings pitched and he's given up 153 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.22 and they have given up 450 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 418 hitters and walked 200 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.58. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,218 base hits and 611 earned runs. They have allowed 164 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 430 batters and struck out 1,018. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 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 .309, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .293 with an on-base percentage of .355. He has 146 hits this season in 499 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .437 and an OPS+ of 108. Eric Hosmer is hitting .317 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .383. He has totaled 161 hits and he has driven in 77 men in 508 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .498. The Royals have 1,183 hits, including 205 doubles and 164 home runs. Kansas City has walked 327 times so far this season and they have struck out 999 times as a unit. They have left 845 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 581 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 58-78 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.95, Anibal Sanchez has a 3-3 record and a 1.60 WHIP. He has 68 strikeouts over the 77.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 103 hits. He allows 11.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.32 and they have given up 454 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 385 batters and walked 190 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 5.15. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,303 base knocks and 684 earned runs this season. They have given up 182 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 445 hitters and struck out 1,012 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.67.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 11th in the league. The Tigers hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Nicholas Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .252 with an OBP of .306. He has 129 hits this year along with 76 RBI in 512 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .451 with an OPS+ of 98. Ian Kinsler is hitting .237 this season and he has an OBP of .316. He has collected 109 hits in 460 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 1,209 base hits, including 248 doubles and 156 homers. Detroit has walked 444 times this year and they have struck out on 1,110 occasions. They have had 938 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They have scored 4.65 runs per game and totaled 633 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Royals -170
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