Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 9/15/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Royals (-114) Tigers (+104)
Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers (20-26, 4th in AL Central) play the Kansas City Royals (20-28, 5th in AL Central) at Comerica Park on Tuesday. The odds on this contest have the Royals coming in at -114 and the Tigers are at +104. The O/U has been set at 9. The pitchers expected to start will be Danny Duffy and Matthew Boyd.
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
9/8/2020 Jorge Soler DH Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
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
8/10/2020 Franchy Cordero RF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
8/8/2020 Mike Montgomery SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/7/2020 Glenn Sparkman RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
9/13/2020 Niko Goodrum SS Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
9/13/2020 Jonathan Schoop 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/11/2020 JaCoby Jones CF Hand Out for the season
9/9/2020 Harold Castro 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
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
8/7/2020 Troy Stokes LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 20-28 overall record this season. Duffy has pitched in 1,101 innings and has earned 973 strikeouts during his career. His ERA is 3.99 (488 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.318. He has given up 1,044 hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 407 free passes. Duffy (63-64 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.27 while going up against 4,677 hitters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.05 and they have given up 183 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the bullpen and they've struck out 208 hitters and walked 90 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 402 base hits and 201 earned runs. They have allowed 65 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 170 batters and struck out 393. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.79.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .247, good for 13th in the league. The Royals hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Hunter Dozier is hitting .261 with an on-base percentage of .384. He has 30 hits this season in 115 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .461 and an OPS+ of 130. Adalberto Mondesi is hitting .208 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .243. He has totaled 36 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 173 at bats. His OPS+ is 53 while his slugging percentage is at .324. The Royals have 395 hits, including 78 doubles and 56 home runs. Kansas City has walked 140 times so far this season and they have struck out 422 times as a unit. They have left 318 men on base and have a team OPS of .718. They score 4.23 runs per contest and have scored a total of 203 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 20-26 overall mark this year. Boyd (32-53 record in his career) is the owner of a 5.10 ERA and has conceded 9.2 hits per nine innings. His SO/W ratio is 3.12 and he has faced 2,967 opposing batters so far in his career. In his career, Boyd has given up 704 base hits while he has tallied 681 punchouts in 688 innings pitched. He has conceded 390 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.340 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.38 and they have given up 210 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 182 batters and walked 65 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.8 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 6.01. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 423 base knocks and 259 earned runs this season. They have given up 75 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 151 hitters and struck out 348 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.48 while their FIP as a staff is 5.33.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 17th in the league. The Tigers hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Miguel Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .236 with an OBP of .316. He has 39 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 165 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .345 with an OPS+ of 80. Jeimer Candelario is hitting .325 this season and he has an OBP of .385. He has collected 50 hits in 154 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 155 and a slugging percentage of .571. The Tigers as a unit have 366 base hits, including 66 doubles and 54 homers. Detroit has walked 114 times this year and they have struck out on 439 occasions. They have had 258 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4.5 runs per game and totaled 207 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Royals (-114)
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