Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals 7/25/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Boyd vs. Danny Duffy
The Detroit Tigers visit Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Matt Boyd for the Tigers and Danny Duffy for the Royals.
The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +118 and Kansas City at -128. The Tigers have a 40-59-3 over/under record and a 51-51-0 run line mark. The Royals are 41-58-0 against the run line and have a 41-54-4 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 40-59-3 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 51-51-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 41-54-4 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 41-58-0 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 43-59 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Boyd has a 4-9 record with an earned run average of 4.62 and a WHIP of 1.20 this season. He has 93 strikeouts over his 103.1 innings pitched and he's given up 86 hits. He's allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.39 and they have given up 353 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 308 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 4.38. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 885 base hits and 439 earned runs. They have allowed 121 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 323 batters and struck out 760. 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 4.42.
As a team Detroit is hitting .243, good for 20th in the league. The Tigers hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Jose Iglesias is hitting .269 with an on-base percentage of .309. He has 90 hits this season in 334 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .383 and an OPS+ of 87. Nick Castellanos is hitting .301 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .354. He has totaled 118 hits and he has driven in 56 men in 392 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .508. The Tigers have 848 hits, including 192 doubles and 82 home runs. Detroit has walked 265 times so far this season and they have struck out 836 times as a unit. They have left 690 men on base and have a team OPS of .684. They score 3.89 runs per contest and have scored a total of 397 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 30-69 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.40, Danny Duffy has a 6-8 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He has 107 strikeouts over the 120.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 118 hits. He's allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.48 and they have given up 362 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .276 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 253 batters and walked 153 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 5.32. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 959 base knocks and 519 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 351 hitters and struck out 699 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 4.87.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 24th in the league. The Royals hold a .368 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, 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 .247 with an OBP of .309. He has 90 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 365 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .460 with an OPS+ of 109. Whit Merrifield is hitting .299 this season and he has an OBP of .370. He has collected 111 hits in 371 at bats while driving in 31 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .420. The Royals as a unit have 804 base hits, including 165 doubles and 81 homers. Kansas City has walked 258 times this year and they have struck out on 769 occasions. They have had 663 men left on base and have an OPS of .669. They have scored 3.6 runs per game and totaled 356 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers +118
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