Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals 7/24/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jordan Zimmermann vs. Burch Smith
The Detroit Tigers visit Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Jordan Zimmermann for the Tigers and Burch Smith for the Royals.
The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at -107 and Kansas City at -103. The Tigers have a 40-58-3 over/under record and a 51-50-0 run line mark. The Royals are 40-58-0 against the run line and have a 41-53-4 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 40-58-3 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 51-50-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 41-53-4 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 40-58-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
07/20/18 P Michael Fulmer Oblique 10-day DL (07/20)
06/24/18 P Johnny Barbato Shoulder 10-day DL (06/23)
06/14/18 1B Miguel Cabrera Biceps is out for season
05/31/18 P Ryan Carpenter Oblique 10-day DL (05/31)
04/30/18 P Daniel Norris Groin 60-day DL (04/30)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
07/11/18 P Ian Kennedy Oblique 10-day DL (07/11)
07/06/18 P Blaine Boyer Back 60-day DL (05/29)
06/27/18 P Justin Grimm Shoulder 10-day DL (06/24)
06/17/18 LF Jorge Soler Foot 10-day DL (06/16)
05/27/18 P Eric Skoglund Arm 60-day DL (05/26)
05/21/18 3B Cheslor Cuthbert Back 10-day DL (05/16)
03/30/18 P Nathan Karns Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 CF Bubba Starling Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jesse Hahn Elbow 60-day DL (03/06)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 42-59 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann has a 4-1 record with an earned run average of 3.71 and a WHIP of 1.13 this season. He has 61 strikeouts over his 63 innings pitched and he's given up 60 hits. He's allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.42 and they have given up 346 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 306 hitters and walked 141 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 872 base hits and 435 earned runs. They have allowed 121 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 320 batters and struck out 752. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.44.
As a team Detroit is hitting .243, good for 21st in the league. The Tigers hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Jose Iglesias is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .310. He has 89 hits this season in 330 at bats with 38 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .385 and an OPS+ of 88. Nick Castellanos is hitting .304 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 118 hits and he has driven in 56 men in 388 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .513. The Tigers have 838 hits, including 189 doubles and 82 home runs. Detroit has walked 262 times so far this season and they have struck out 830 times as a unit. They have left 684 men on base and have a team OPS of .684. They score 3.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 392 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 30-68 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.98, Burch Smith has a 0-1 record and a 1.60 WHIP. He has 45 strikeouts over the 43.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 48 hits. He's allowing 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.44 and they have given up 355 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 253 batters and walked 152 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.33. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 949 base knocks and 515 earned runs this season. They have given up 135 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 348 hitters and struck out 693 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.49 while their FIP as a staff is 4.89.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 24th in the league. The Royals hold a .367 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Mike Moustakas comes into this matchup batting .245 with an OBP of .308. He has 89 hits this year along with 58 RBI in 363 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .457 with an OPS+ of 109. Whit Merrifield is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 111 hits in 368 at bats while driving in 31 runs. He has an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .424. The Royals as a unit have 791 base hits, including 161 doubles and 81 homers. Kansas City has walked 255 times this year and they have struck out on 761 occasions. They have had 650 men left on base and have an OPS of .667. They have scored 3.59 runs per game and totaled 352 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -107
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