Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers 4/2/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Monday, April 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jakob Junis vs. Matt Boyd
The Kansas City Royals visit Comerica Park on Monday, April 2, 2018 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Jakob Junis for the Royals and Matt Boyd for the Tigers.
The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +115 and Detroit at -125. The Royals had a 76-80-6 over/under record and a 76-86-0 run line mark last year. The Tigers were 73-89-0 against the run line and had a 87-68-7 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals were 76-80-6 against the over/under last year
The Kansas City Royals were 76-86-0 against the run line last season
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers were 87-68-7 against the over/under last year
The Detroit Tigers were 73-89-0 against the run line last season
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
03/30/18 SS Adalberto Mondesi Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Nathan Karns Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/28/18 C Salvador Perez Knee 10-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)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
03/26/18 P Johnny Barbato Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Mike Fiers Back 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals had a 80-82 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Jakob Junis had a 9-3 record with an earned run average of 4.30 and a WHIP of 1.28. He had 80 strikeouts over his 98.1 innings pitched and he gave up 101 hits. He allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.55. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.24 and they gave up 554 base hits on the year. Teams hit .251 against the bullpen and they struck out 503 hitters while walking 246 batters. As a team, Kansas City allowed 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They were 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.61. The Royals pitchers collectively gave up 1,480 base hits and 737 earned runs last year. They allowed 196 home runs last season, ranking them 14th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff walked 519 batters and struck out 1,216. They walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit was 4.43.
As a team Kansas City hit .259, good for 10th in the league. The Royals held a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which was good for 28th in baseball. They ranked 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Alex Gordon hit .208 with an on-base percentage of .293 last year. He had 99 hits last season in 476 at bats with 45 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .315 and an OPS+ of 62. Mike Moustakas hit .272 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .314. He totaled 151 hits and he drove in 85 men in 555 at bats. His OPS+ was 116 while his slugging percentage was at .521. The Royals had 1,436 hits last season, including 260 doubles and 193 home runs. Kansas City walked 390 times last year and they struck out 1,166 times as a unit. They left 1,005 men on base and had a team OPS of .731. They scored 4.33 runs per contest and scored a total of 702 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit had a 64-98 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 5.27, Matt Boyd had a 6-11 record and a 1.56 WHIP. He had 110 strikeouts over the 135 innings he pitched. He also gave up 157 hits. He allowed 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.51. The bullpen had an earned run average of 5.70 and they gave up 589 base hits on the year. Teams hit .279 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers struck out 465 batters and walked 239 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allowed 10.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They were 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.36. The Tigers pitchers as a team surrendered 1,587 base knocks and 846 earned runs last season. They gave up 218 home runs last year, which ranked 10th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff walked 538 hitters and struck out 1,202 batters. They gave up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they struck out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.50 while their FIP as a staff was 4.73.
As a team, they batted .258, good for 13th in the league. The Tigers held a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which was good for 16th in baseball. They ranked 13th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Miguel Cabrera comes into this matchup after batting .249 with an OBP of .329 last season. He had 117 hits last year along with 60 RBI in 469 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .399 with an OPS+ of 92. Nicholas Castellanos hit .272 last season and he had an OBP of .320. He collected 167 hits in 614 at bats while driving in 101 runs. He had an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .490. The Tigers as a unit had 1,435 base hits last season, including 289 doubles and 187 homers. Detroit walked 503 times last year and they struck out on 1,313 occasions. They left 1,104 men on base and had an OPS of .748. They scored 4.54 runs per game and totaled 735 runs last year.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Tigers -125 and over 9.5 total runs
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