Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 7/28/2020
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Royals (-102) Tigers (-108)
The Kansas City Royals head to Comerica Park on Tuesday to take on the Detroit Tigers. The expected starting pitchers are Glenn Sparkman for the Royals and Dario Agrazal for the Tigers.
The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at -102 and Detroit at -108. The Royals had a 82-74-6 over/under mark and a 59-103-0 run line record last year. The Tigers were 47-114-0 against the run line and had a 70-80-11 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals were 82-74-6 against the over/under last year
The Kansas City Royals were 59-103-0 against the run line last season
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers were 70-80-11 against the over/under last year
The Detroit Tigers were 47-114-0 against the run line last season
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
7/26/2020 Ryan O'Hearn 1B Illness Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/26/2020 Seuly Matias RF Oblique Probable for Jul 26
7/23/2020 Randy Rosario RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/23/2020 Jesse Hahn RP Bereavement List Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/23/2020 Chance Adams RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/22/2020 Hunter Dozier 3B Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/21/2020 Brad Keller SP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/20/2020 Jake Junis SP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/16/2020 Kelvin Gutierrez 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/11/2020 Cam Gallagher C Illness Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
7/26/2020 Daz Cameron CF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/26/2020 Cameron Maybin LF Lower Body Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
7/23/2020 Derek Hill CF Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/21/2020 Daniel Norris SP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
7/18/2020 Jordan Zimmermann SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
7/3/2020 Troy Stokes LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals had a 59-103 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Glenn Sparkman had a 4-11 record with an earned run average of 6.02 and a WHIP of 1.51. He had 81 strikeouts over his 136 innings pitched and he gave up 164 hits. He allowed 10.9 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 5.93. The bullpen had an earned run average of 5.07 and they gave up 599 base hits on the year. Teams hit .267 against the bullpen and they struck out 543 hitters while walking 270 batters. As a team, Kansas City allowed 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They were 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.2. The Royals pitchers collectively gave up 1,525 base hits and 824 earned runs last year. They allowed 221 home runs last season, ranking them 16th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff walked 582 batters and struck out 1,230. They walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.48 and their FIP as a unit was 4.90.
As a team Kansas City hit .247, good for 18th in the league. The Royals held a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which was good for 25th in baseball. They ranked 21st in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Alex Gordon hit .266 with an on-base percentage of .345 last year. He had 148 hits last season in 556 at bats with 76 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .396 and an OPS+ of 96. Nicky Lopez hit .240 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .276. He totaled 91 hits and he drove in 30 men in 379 at bats. His OPS+ was 59 while his slugging percentage was at .325. The Royals had 1,356 hits last season, including 281 doubles and 162 home runs. Kansas City walked 456 times last year and they struck out 1,405 times as a unit. They left 1,056 men on base and had a team OPS of .710. They scored 4.27 runs per contest and scored a total of 691 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit had a 47-114 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 4.91, Dario Agrazal had a 4-5 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He had 41 strikeouts over the 73.1 innings he pitched. He also gave up 82 hits. He allowed 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 5.9. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.94 and they gave up 657 base hits on the year. Teams hit .260 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers struck out 613 batters and walked 294 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They were 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.24. The Tigers pitchers as a team surrendered 1,555 base knocks and 835 earned runs last season. They gave up 250 home runs last year, which ranked 6th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff walked 536 hitters and struck out 1,368 batters. They gave up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.46 while their FIP as a staff was 4.84.
As a team, they batted .240, good for 26th in the league. The Tigers held a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .294, which was good for 30th in baseball. They ranked 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Christin Stewart comes into this matchup after batting .233 with an OBP of .305 last season. He had 86 hits last year along with 40 RBI in 369 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .388 with an OPS+ of 81. Miguel Cabrera hit .282 last season and he had an OBP of .346. He collected 139 hits in 493 at bats while driving in 59 runs. He had an OPS+ of 96 and a slugging percentage of .398. The Tigers as a unit had 1,333 base hits last season, including 292 doubles and 149 homers. Detroit walked 391 times last year and they struck out on 1,595 occasions. They left 1,069 men on base and had an OPS of .682. They scored 3.61 runs per game and totaled 582 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Royals (-102)
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