Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers 4/21/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Duffy vs. Mike Fiers
The Kansas City Royals visit Comerica Park on Saturday, April 21, 2018 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Danny Duffy for the Royals and Mike Fiers for the Tigers.
The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +105 and Detroit at -115. The Royals have a 6-9-1 over/under record and a 6-10-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 8-8-0 against the run line and have a 7-9-0 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 7-9-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 8-8-0 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
No key injuries to report
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 3-13 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Danny Duffy has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 3.86 and a WHIP of 1.29 this season. He has 23 strikeouts over his 21 innings pitched and he's given up 16 hits. He's allowed 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.37. 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 27th 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 11th 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 4.78.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .237, good for 17th in the league. The Royals hold a .354 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Lucas Duda is hitting .250 with an on-base percentage of .316. He has 13 hits this season in 52 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .423 and an OPS+ of 103. Mike Moustakas is hitting .348 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 23 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 66 at bats. His OPS+ is 171 while his slugging percentage is at .636. 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 7-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.86, Mike Fiers has a 1-1 record and a 1.11 WHIP. He has 10 strikeouts over the 11.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 11 hits. He's allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 59 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 59 batters and walked 26 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 136 base knocks and 67 earned runs this season. They have given up 17 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 50 hitters and struck out 124 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.11.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 8th in the league. The Tigers hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Nicholas Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .352. He has 18 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 64 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .391 with an OPS+ of 105. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 17 hits in 60 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .467. The Tigers as a unit have 138 base hits, including 35 doubles and 12 homers. Detroit has walked 50 times this year and they have struck out on 127 occasions. They have had 117 men left on base and have an OPS of .707. They have scored 4.5 runs per game and totaled 72 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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