Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 9/26/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (+103) Royals (-113)
Kauffman Stadium is the site where Whit Merrifield and the Kansas City Royals (24-33, 4th in AL Central) will take on the Detroit Tigers (22-33, 5th in AL Central) on Saturday. The Tigers open this contest at +103 while the Royals are priced at -113. The total has been set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Matthew Boyd and Carlos Hernandez.
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
9/25/2020 Troy Stokes LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/24/2020 Jeimer Candelario 1B Back Probable for Sep 25
9/22/2020 Jonathan Schoop 2B Wrist Out for the season
9/11/2020 JaCoby Jones CF Hand Out for the season
9/9/2020 Ivan Nova SP Triceps Out for the season
8/27/2020 Alex Faedo SP Forearm Out for the season
8/19/2020 Dario Agrazal SP Forearm Out for the season
8/19/2020 C.J 1B Knee Out for the season
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
9/25/2020 Greg Holland RP Oblique Probable for Sep 25
9/25/2020 Glenn Sparkman RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/24/2020 Bubba Starling CF Back Out for the season
9/23/2020 Kyle Zimmer RP Elbow Out for the season
9/23/2020 Matt Harvey SP Lat Out for the season
9/2/2020 Ian Kennedy RP Calf Out for the season
8/16/2020 Daniel Tillo RP Elbow Out for the season
8/15/2020 Foster Griffin RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 22-33 overall record this season. Boyd (33-54 record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.77 while he has gone up against 3,011 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 5.08 (395 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.336. He has surrendered 711 base knocks (9.2 hits per nine innings) and has 223 walks. Boyd has pitched in 699 frames and has earned 689 strikeouts in his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.10 and they have given up 241 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 217 hitters and walked 85 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.76. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 491 base hits and 299 earned runs. They have allowed 88 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 184 batters and struck out 419. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 5.23.
As a team Detroit is hitting .246, good for 15th in the league. The Tigers hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Jorge Bonifacio is hitting .229 with an on-base percentage of .286. He has 19 hits this season in 83 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .337 and an OPS+ of 70. Niko Goodrum is hitting .176 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .251. He has totaled 26 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 148 at bats. His OPS+ is 58 while his slugging percentage is at .331. The Tigers have 442 hits, including 75 doubles and 62 home runs. Detroit has walked 143 times so far this season and they have struck out 537 times as a unit. They have left 322 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 4.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 242 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 24-33 overall mark this year. Hernandez (0-0 mark) is the owner of a 3.46 earned run average while allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.00 and he has faced 55 hitters. Hernandez has given up 12 base knocks while tallying 10 K's in 13 innings pitched. He has surrendered 5 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.308 and a FIP of 7.0. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 217 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 258 batters and walked 104 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 479 base knocks and 241 earned runs this season. They have given up 76 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 207 hitters and struck out 487 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.66.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 16th in the league. The Royals hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Whit Merrifield comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .325. He has 66 hits this year along with 30 RBI in 235 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .443 with an OPS+ of 107. Salvador Perez is hitting .360 this season and he has an OBP of .375. He has collected 50 hits in 139 at bats while driving in 32 runs. He has an OPS+ of 180 and a slugging percentage of .683. The Royals as a unit have 466 base hits, including 92 doubles and 65 homers. Kansas City has walked 164 times this year and they have struck out on 502 occasions. They have had 373 men left on base and have an OPS of .714. They have scored 4.19 runs per game and totaled 239 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers (+103)
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