Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals 8/28/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Matthew Boyd vs. Jakob Junis
The Detroit Tigers visit Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Matthew Boyd for the Tigers and Jakob Junis for the Royals.
The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +111 and Kansas City at -121. The Tigers have a 54-72-5 over/under record and a 65-66-0 run line mark. The Royals are 58-73-0 against the run line and have a 56-67-8 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 54-72-5 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 65-66-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 56-67-8 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 58-73-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
08/18/18 P Blaine Hardy Elbow 10-day DL (08/17)
08/15/18 P Artie Lewicki Elbow 10-day DL (08/14)
08/13/18 CF JaCoby Jones Hamstring 10-day DL (08/13)
08/09/18 1B John Hicks Groin 10-day DL (08/07)
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
08/01/18 RF Brian Goodwin Groin 10-day DL (07/29)
07/31/18 3B Cheslor Cuthbert Back 60-day DL (05/16)
07/11/18 P Ian Kennedy Oblique 10-day DL (07/11)
06/27/18 P Justin Grimm Shoulder 10-day DL (06/24)
06/17/18 LF Jorge Soler Foot 60-day DL (06/16)
05/27/18 P Eric Skoglund Arm 60-day DL (05/26)
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 53-78 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matthew Boyd has a 8-11 record with an earned run average of 4.09 and a WHIP of 1.11 this season. He has 127 strikeouts over his 141 innings pitched and he's given up 115 hits. He's allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 460 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 412 hitters and walked 179 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9 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 4.49. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 1,151 base hits and 577 earned runs. They have allowed 169 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 397 batters and struck out 972. They have walked 3.1 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 4.52.
As a team Detroit is hitting .241, good for 23rd in the league. The Tigers hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Nick Castellanos is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .349. He has 148 hits this season in 503 at bats with 73 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .495 and an OPS+ of 126. Jose Iglesias is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .312. He has totaled 115 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 426 at bats. His OPS+ is 90 while his slugging percentage is at .392. The Tigers have 1,072 hits, including 242 doubles and 104 home runs. Detroit has walked 339 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,056 times as a unit. They have left 864 men on base and have a team OPS of .677. They score 3.82 runs per contest and have scored a total of 501 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 40-91 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.70, Jakob Junis has a 6-12 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 132 strikeouts over the 138 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 144 hits. He's allowing 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.21 and they have given up 479 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 360 batters and walked 205 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.26. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,264 base knocks and 674 earned runs this season. They have given up 172 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 470 hitters and struck out 945 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.50 while their FIP as a staff is 4.80.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 24th in the league. The Royals hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Whit Merrifield comes into this matchup batting .307 with an OBP of .374. He has 153 hits this year along with 47 RBI in 499 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .441 with an OPS+ of 124. Salvador Perez is hitting .233 this season and he has an OBP of .272. He has collected 100 hits in 430 at bats while driving in 65 runs. He has an OPS+ of 91 and a slugging percentage of .437. The Royals as a unit have 1,068 base hits, including 217 doubles and 118 homers. Kansas City has walked 342 times this year and they have struck out on 1,045 occasions. They have had 864 men left on base and have an OPS of .679. They have scored 3.69 runs per game and totaled 483 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers +111
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