Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers 9/6/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jason Hammel vs. Matt Boyd
Comerica Park is the site of the matchup between the Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jason Hammel for the Royals and Matt Boyd for the Tigers.
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Kansas City opens at -147 while Detroit opens at +137. The Royals have a 64-66-6 over/under record and a 65-71-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 64-73-0 against the run line and have a 72-59-6 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 64-66-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 65-71-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 72-59-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 64-73-0 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 P Alex Wilson Suspension is upgraded to available Tuesday vs. Kansas City Royals
09/04/17 P Jordan Zimmermann Neck expected to miss next scheduled start
09/04/17 DH Victor Martinez Heart 60-day DL (09/03)
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 68-68 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jason Hammel has a 7-10 record with an earned run average of 4.80 and a WHIP of 1.32. He has 119 strikeouts over his 155.2 innings pitched and he's given up 165 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.24 and they have given up 455 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 421 hitters and walked 204 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 4.59. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,230 base hits and 617 earned runs. They have allowed 165 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 434 batters and struck out 1,024. 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 4.40.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .257, good for 14th in the league. The Royals hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .357. He has 149 hits this season in 504 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .438 and an OPS+ of 108. Eric Hosmer is hitting .318 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .385. He has totaled 163 hits and he has driven in 80 men in 512 at bats. His OPS+ is 132 while his slugging percentage is at .504. The Royals have 1,199 hits, including 207 doubles and 167 home runs. Kansas City has walked 328 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,004 times as a unit. They have left 854 men on base and have a team OPS of .727. They score 4.32 runs per contest and have scored a total of 588 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 58-79 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.92, Matt Boyd has a 5-8 record and a 1.70 WHIP. He has 85 strikeouts over the 103.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 132 hits. He allows 11.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.32 and they have given up 459 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 389 batters and walked 190 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.9 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 5.16. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,319 base knocks and 691 earned runs this season. They have given up 185 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 446 hitters and struck out 1,017 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 4.68.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 9th 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 130 hits this year along with 80 RBI in 516 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .455 with an OPS+ of 98. Ian Kinsler is hitting .235 this season and he has an OBP of .315. He has collected 109 hits in 464 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 85 and a slugging percentage of .384. The Tigers as a unit have 1,221 base hits, including 251 doubles and 157 homers. Detroit has walked 448 times this year and they have struck out on 1,116 occasions. They have had 948 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 4.66 runs per game and totaled 639 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers +137
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