Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers 4/20/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, April 20, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jakob Junis vs. Daniel Norris
The Kansas City Royals visit Comerica Park on Friday, April 20, 2018 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Jakob Junis for the Royals and Daniel Norris for the Tigers.
The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at -105 and Detroit at -105. The Royals have a 6-9-1 over/under record and a 6-10-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 7-8-0 against the run line and have a 6-9-0 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 6-9-1 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 6-10-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 6-9-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 7-8-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
04/11/18 LF Alex Gordon Hip 10-day DL (04/09)
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
04/18/18 P Jordan Zimmermann Jaw is expected to start Thursday vs Baltimore
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 3-13 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jakob Junis has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 1.93 and a WHIP of 0.80 this season. He has 16 strikeouts over his 18.2 innings pitched and he's given up 11 hits. He's allowed 5.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.94 and they have given up 58 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .279 against the bullpen and they've struck out 42 hitters and walked 27 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.22. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 140 base hits and 81 earned runs. They have allowed 21 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 57 batters and struck out 122. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.75.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .237, good for 15th in the league. The Royals hold a .354 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Mike Moustakas is hitting .348 with an on-base percentage of .368. He has 23 hits this season in 66 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .636 and an OPS+ of 172. Lucas Duda is hitting .250 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .316. He has totaled 13 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 52 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .423. The Royals have 127 hits, including 24 doubles and 11 home runs. Kansas City has walked 44 times so far this season and they have struck out 121 times as a unit. They have left 111 men on base and have a team OPS of .660. They score 3.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 51 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 6-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.11, Daniel Norris has a 0-1 record and a 1.74 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 6.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 8 hits. He's allowing 11.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 52 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 55 batters and walked 25 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.9. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 122 base knocks and 59 earned runs this season. They have given up 14 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 47 hitters and struck out 113 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.95.
As a team, they are batting .231, good for 21st in the league. The Tigers hold a .365 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Miguel Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .255 with an OBP of .333. He has 14 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 55 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .436 with an OPS+ of 111. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .305 this season and he has an OBP of .379. He has collected 18 hits in 59 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 122 and a slugging percentage of .424. The Tigers as a unit have 120 base hits, including 32 doubles and 10 homers. Detroit has walked 48 times this year and they have struck out on 120 occasions. They have had 109 men left on base and have an OPS of .668. They have scored 3.93 runs per game and totaled 59 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Royals -105
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