Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 7/30/2020
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2020
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Royals (-110) Tigers (+100)
Maikel Franco and the Kansas City Royals (2-3, 4th in AL Central) head to Comerica Park on Thursday where they'll take on the Detroit Tigers (3-2, 3rd in AL Central). The Tigers open this matchup at +100 while the Royals are priced at -110. The over/under is set at 10. The starting pitchers are Brady Singer and Ivan Nova.
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
7/29/2020 Cam Gallagher C Illness Expected to be out until at least Jul 29
7/28/2020 Foster Griffin SP Forearm Out for the season
7/28/2020 Mike Montgomery RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
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
7/29/2020 Daz Cameron CF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 29
7/28/2020 Daniel Norris SP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 6
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
Singer has pitched in 5 frames and has totaled 7 K's in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.60 (2 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.000. He has conceded 3 base knocks (5.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 2 free passes. Singer (0-0 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 1.60 while he has faced 20 opposing batters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.58 and they have given up 22 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .185 against the bullpen and they've struck out 25 hitters and walked 15 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 37 base hits and 19 earned runs. They have allowed 6 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 19 batters and struck out 37. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.94.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .199, good for 28th in the league. The Royals hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .264, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 6.6 hits per game. Maikel Franco is hitting .263 with an on-base percentage of .250. He has 5 hits this season in 19 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .632 and an OPS+ of 134. Whit Merrifield is hitting .368 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .429. He has totaled 7 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 19 at bats. His OPS+ is 230 while his slugging percentage is at .789. The Royals have 33 hits, including 6 doubles and 9 home runs. Kansas City has walked 11 times so far this season and they have struck out 55 times as a unit. They have left 23 men on base and have a team OPS of .661. They score 4.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 22 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Ivan Nova (89-76 career mark) has earned a 4.33 earned run average while surrendering 9.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.63 and he has faced 5,711 opposing hitters during his career. In his MLB career, Nova has given up 1,444 hits while he has totaled 956 punchouts in 1,333 innings. He has given up 641 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.355 and a FIP of 4.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.79 and they have given up 19 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .190 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 20 batters and walked 10 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.93. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 39 base knocks and 29 earned runs this season. They have given up 12 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 21 hitters and struck out 37 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 6.67.
As a team, they are batting .206, good for 23rd in the league. The Tigers hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .289, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 6.6 hits per contest. C.J. Cron comes into this matchup batting .235 with an OBP of .381. He has 4 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 17 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .647 with an OPS+ of 180. JaCoby Jones is hitting .313 this season and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 5 hits in 16 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 181 and a slugging percentage of .688. The Tigers as a unit have 33 base hits, including 2 doubles and 10 homers. Detroit has walked 16 times this year and they have struck out on 59 occasions. They have had 28 men left on base and have an OPS of .708. They have scored 4 runs per game and totaled 20 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers (+100)
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