Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers 9/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 22, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jakob Junis vs. Jordan Zimmermann
The Kansas City Royals head to Comerica Park on Saturday, September 22, 2018 to take on the Detroit Tigers. The expected starting pitchers are Jakob Junis for the Royals and Jordan Zimmermann for the Tigers.
The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at -110 and Detroit at -110. The Royals have a 67-76-10 over/under mark and a 72-81-0 run line record. The Tigers are 78-75-0 against the run line and have a 65-80-8 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 67-76-10 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 72-81-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 65-80-8 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 78-75-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
09/05/18 P Danny Duffy Shoulder is out for season
07/31/18 3B Cheslor Cuthbert Back 60-day DL (05/16)
06/27/18 P Justin Grimm Shoulder 10-day DL (06/24)
06/17/18 LF Jorge Soler Foot 60-day DL (06/16)
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)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
09/21/18 P Michael Fulmer Knee is out for season
09/13/18 RF Niko Goodrum Quad is out indefinitely
08/31/18 SS Jose Iglesias Abdominal 60-day DL (08/30)
08/15/18 P Artie Lewicki Elbow 60-day DL (08/14)
08/09/18 1B John Hicks Groin 60-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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 52-101 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jakob Junis has a 8-12 record with an earned run average of 4.42 and a WHIP of 1.26 this year. He has 153 strikeouts over his 165 innings pitched and he's given up 167 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.05 and they have given up 551 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the bullpen and they've struck out 414 hitters and walked 237 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.04. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,460 base hits and 756 earned runs. They have allowed 197 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 526 batters and struck out 1,094. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.71.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .245, good for 18th in the league. The Royals hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Salvador Perez is hitting .232 with an on-base percentage of .270. He has 111 hits this season in 479 at bats with 76 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .438 and an OPS+ of 91. Whit Merrifield is hitting .303 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 180 hits and he has driven in 57 men in 594 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .436. The Royals have 1,273 hits, including 270 doubles and 146 home runs. Kansas City has walked 406 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,239 times as a unit. They have left 1,005 men on base and have a team OPS of .697. They score 3.92 runs per contest and have scored a total of 599 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 62-91 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.41, Jordan Zimmermann has a 7-8 record and a 1.26 WHIP this season. He has 102 strikeouts over the 120.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 129 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 538 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 480 batters and walked 209 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.52. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,332 base knocks and 678 earned runs this season. They have given up 203 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 462 hitters and struck out 1,141 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.58.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 21st in the league. The Tigers hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Victor Martinez comes into this matchup batting .249 with an OBP of .296. He has 115 hits this year along with 54 RBI in 462 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .353 with an OPS+ of 77. Nick Castellanos is hitting .299 this season and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 175 hits in 586 at bats while driving in 83 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .500. The Tigers as a unit have 1,256 base hits, including 277 doubles and 131 homers. Detroit has walked 402 times this year and they have struck out on 1,266 occasions. They have had 1,005 men left on base and have an OPS of .684. They have scored 3.92 runs per game and totaled 599 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals -110
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