Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 9/16/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Royals (-118) Tigers (+108)
Adalberto Mondesi and the Kansas City Royals (20-28, 5th in AL Central) are headed to Comerica Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the Detroit Tigers (20-26, 4th in AL Central). The odds on this game have the Royals coming in at -118 and the Tigers are at +108. The O/U opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Brady Singer and Tarik Skubal.
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
9/15/2020 Danny Duffy SP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/15/2020 Jorge Soler DH Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
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 Probable for 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. Singer has taken the hill for 48 frames and has accounted for 44 punchouts. His ERA is 4.68 (25 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.268. He has given up 44 base hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) with 17 walks. Singer (2-4 mark) has a FIP of 4.66 and he has gone up against 202 hitters during his time 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 11th 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 4.78.
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 24th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Adalberto Mondesi is hitting .208 with an on-base percentage of .243. He has 36 hits this season in 173 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .324 and an OPS+ of 53. Hunter Dozier is hitting .261 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .384. He has totaled 30 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 115 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .461. 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. Skubal (1-2 record) holds a 7.37 earned run average while giving up 9.5 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.13 and he has gone up against 75 opposing hitters during his career. Skubal has given up 18 base hits while accumulating 17 punchouts in 17 frames. He has given up 14 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.520 and a FIP of 5.8. 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 5.32.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 16th 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 18th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Jeimer Candelario comes into this matchup batting .325 with an OBP of .385. He has 50 hits this year along with 28 RBI in 154 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .571 with an OPS+ of 155. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .236 this season and he has an OBP of .316. He has collected 39 hits in 165 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 80 and a slugging percentage of .345. 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 (-118)
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