Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers 9/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 23, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Brad Keller vs. Daniel Norris
Comerica Park is the site of the matchup between the Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, September 23, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Brad Keller for the Royals and Daniel Norris for the Tigers.
Kansas City opens at -110 while Detroit opens at -110. The Royals have a 67-77-10 over/under record and a 73-81-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 78-76-0 against the run line and have a 65-81-8 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 67-77-10 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 73-81-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 65-81-8 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 78-76-0 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 53-101 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brad Keller has a 8-6 record with an earned run average of 3.17 and a WHIP of 1.33 this year. He has 94 strikeouts over his 133.1 innings pitched and he's given up 130 hits. He's allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.03 and they have given up 553 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the bullpen and they've struck out 417 hitters and walked 238 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 5.02. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,469 base hits and 758 earned runs. They have allowed 198 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 527 batters and struck out 1,103. 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 4.70.
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 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Whit Merrifield is hitting .302 with an on-base percentage of .365. He has 181 hits this season in 599 at bats with 57 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .434 and an OPS+ of 120. Salvador Perez is hitting .232 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .272. He has totaled 112 hits and he has driven in 76 men in 482 at bats. His OPS+ is 91 while his slugging percentage is at .438. The Royals have 1,282 hits, including 271 doubles and 146 home runs. Kansas City has walked 408 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,244 times as a unit. They have left 1,012 men on base and have a team OPS of .697. They score 3.92 runs per contest and have scored a total of 603 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 62-92 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.71, Daniel Norris has a 0-5 record and a 1.41 WHIP this season. He has 40 strikeouts over the 34.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 34 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 541 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 481 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 4.5. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,341 base knocks and 679 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 464 hitters and struck out 1,146 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 4.57.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 22nd in the league. The Tigers hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Nick Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .300 with an OBP of .357. He has 177 hits this year along with 85 RBI in 590 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .503 with an OPS+ of 132. Victor Martinez is hitting .249 this season and he has an OBP of .296. He has collected 116 hits in 466 at bats while driving in 54 runs. He has an OPS+ of 76 and a slugging percentage of .352. The Tigers as a unit have 1,265 base hits, including 279 doubles and 132 homers. Detroit has walked 403 times this year and they have struck out on 1,275 occasions. They have had 1,011 men left on base and have an OPS of .684. They have scored 3.91 runs per game and totaled 602 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers -110
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