Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 9/27/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (+148) Royals (-160)
Niko Goodrum and the Detroit Tigers (22-34, 5th in AL Central) go to Kauffman Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the Kansas City Royals (25-33, 4th in AL Central). The odds on this game have the Tigers priced at +148 and the Royals are at -160. The over/under opens at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Tarik Skubal and Brady Singer.
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
9/26/2020 Troy Stokes LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 26
9/25/2020 Jeimer Candelario 1B Back Out for the season
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 C.J 1B Knee Out for the season
8/19/2020 Dario Agrazal SP Forearm Out for the season
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
9/26/2020 Glenn Sparkman RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 26
9/25/2020 Jorge Soler DH Oblique Out for the season
9/25/2020 Greg Holland RP Oblique Out for the season
9/24/2020 Bubba Starling CF Back Out for the season
9/23/2020 Matt Harvey SP Lat Out for the season
9/23/2020 Kyle Zimmer RP Elbow 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 22-34 overall record this season. Skubal (1-3 record in his career) has a FIP of 5.61 while he has gone up against 116 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 6.00 (18 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.333. He has given up 26 base knocks (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 10 free passes. Skubal has taken the mound for 27 innings and is sitting with 31 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.03 and they have given up 243 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen and they've struck out 222 hitters and walked 86 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.4 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 5.72. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 499 base hits and 302 earned runs. They have allowed 88 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 187 batters and struck out 429. 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 5.17.
As a team Detroit is hitting .246, good for 15th in the league. The Tigers hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Niko Goodrum is hitting .179 with an on-base percentage of .257. He has 27 hits this season in 151 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .338 and an OPS+ of 61. Jorge Bonifacio is hitting .229 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .286. He has totaled 19 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 83 at bats. His OPS+ is 70 while his slugging percentage is at .337. The Tigers have 450 hits, including 76 doubles and 62 home runs. Detroit has walked 144 times so far this season and they have struck out 544 times as a unit. They have left 327 men on base and have a team OPS of .707. They score 4.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 244 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 25-33 overall mark this year. So far in his career, Singer has surrendered 49 base knocks while tallying 56 punchouts in 57 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 28 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.261 and a FIP of 4.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.43 and he has faced 240 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. Singer (3-5 win-loss record) is the owner of a 4.41 ERA and has allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 221 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 260 batters and walked 105 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 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 487 base knocks and 243 earned runs this season. They have given up 76 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 208 hitters and struck out 494 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.60.
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 26th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Salvador Perez comes into this matchup batting .350 with an OBP of .365. He has 50 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 143 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .664 with an OPS+ of 173. Whit Merrifield is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .324. He has collected 67 hits in 239 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .439. The Royals as a unit have 474 base hits, including 94 doubles and 65 homers. Kansas City has walked 167 times this year and they have struck out on 512 occasions. They have had 381 men left on base and have an OPS of .714. They have scored 4.17 runs per game and totaled 242 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers (+148)
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