Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers MLB Parlay 5/5/2019
Sunday, May 5, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Brad Keller vs. Spencer Turnbull
The Kansas City Royals visit Comerica Park on Sunday, May 5, 2019 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Brad Keller for the Royals and Spencer Turnbull for the Tigers.
The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +107 and Detroit at -117. The Royals have a 19-13-1 over/under record and a 18-15-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 15-14-0 against the run line and have a 12-17-0 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 19-13-1 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 18-15-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 12-17-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 15-14-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
04/27/19 1B Lucas Duda Back 10-day IL (04/24)
03/25/19 C Salvador Perez Elbow is out for season
03/25/19 P Trevor Oaks Hip 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Brian Flynn Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Eric Skoglund Suspension 80 game suspension
03/25/19 P Jesse Hahn Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
05/01/19 P Matt Moore Knee 60-day IL (04/30); is out for season
04/30/19 2B Josh Harrison Shoulder 10-day IL (04/27)
04/26/19 P Jordan Zimmermann Elbow 10-day IL (04/26)
04/24/19 P Blaine Hardy Forearm 10-day IL (04/23)
04/18/19 LF Christin Stewart Quad 10-day IL (04/18)
03/28/19 P Michael Fulmer Elbow 60-day IL (03/23)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 11-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brad Keller has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 4.07 and a WHIP of 1.31 this season. He has 30 strikeouts over his 42 innings pitched and he's given up 32 hits. He's allowed 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.20 and they have given up 119 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .277 against the bullpen and they've struck out 103 hitters and walked 53 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.1 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 5.08. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 295 base hits and 164 earned runs. They have allowed 38 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 123 batters and struck out 254. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.56.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .239, good for 21st in the league. The Royals hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Jorge Soler is hitting .242 with an on-base percentage of .289. He has 30 hits this season in 124 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 109. Whit Merrifield is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .340. He has totaled 39 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 135 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .504. The Royals have 262 hits, including 53 doubles and 37 home runs. Kansas City has walked 110 times so far this season and they have struck out 285 times as a unit. They have left 210 men on base and have a team OPS of .732. They score 4.45 runs per contest and have scored a total of 147 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 14-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.53, Spencer Turnbull has a 2-2 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 31 strikeouts over the 32 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 26 hits. He's allowing 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.06 and they have given up 99 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 98 batters and walked 42 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.07. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 236 base knocks and 116 earned runs this season. They have given up 31 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 94 hitters and struck out 253 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 3.98.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 23rd in the league. The Tigers hold a .371 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Nicholas Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .271 with an OBP of .331. He has 29 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 107 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .439 with an OPS+ of 106. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .365. He has collected 33 hits in 112 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 100 and a slugging percentage of .366. The Tigers as a unit have 226 base hits, including 64 doubles and 21 homers. Detroit has walked 95 times this year and they have struck out on 293 occasions. They have had 210 men left on base and have an OPS of .678. They have scored 3.48 runs per game and totaled 101 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Tigers -117
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