Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 7/29/2020
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Royals (+110) Tigers (-130)
Comerica Park is the site of the matchup between the Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday. The probable starting pitchers are Danny Duffy for the Royals and Matthew Boyd for the Tigers.
Kansas City opens at +110 while Detroit opens at -130.
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
7/28/2020 Foster Griffin SP Forearm Out for the season
7/28/2020 Mike Montgomery RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
7/27/2020 Cam Gallagher C Illness Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
7/23/2020 Chance Adams RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/23/2020 Randy Rosario RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
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
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
7/28/2020 Daniel Norris SP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 6
7/28/2020 Daz Cameron CF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
7/27/2020 Dario Agrazal SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/18/2020 Jordan Zimmermann SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
Useful Pitching Statistics
Starting pitcher Danny Duffy had a 7-6 record with an earned run average of 4.34 and a WHIP of 1.31. He had 115 strikeouts over his 130.2 innings pitched and he gave up 125 hits. He allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.78. 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. Whit Merrifield hit .302 with an on-base percentage of .348 last year. He had 206 hits last season in 681 at bats with 74 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .463 and an OPS+ of 112. Maikel Franco hit .234 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .297. He totaled 91 hits and he drove in 56 men in 389 at bats. His OPS+ was 80 while his slugging percentage was at .409. 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
With an earned run average of 4.56, Matthew Boyd had a 9-12 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He had 238 strikeouts over the 185.1 innings he pitched. He also gave up 178 hits. He allowed 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.32. 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. JaCoby Jones comes into this matchup after batting .235 with an OBP of .310 last season. He had 70 hits last year along with 26 RBI in 298 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .430 with an OPS+ of 92. C.J. Cron hit .253 last season and he had an OBP of .311. He collected 116 hits in 458 at bats while driving in 78 runs. He had an OPS+ of 103 and a slugging percentage of .469. 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?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers (-130)
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