Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 5/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Brady Singer and the Kansas City Royals (20-22, 3rd in AL Central) host the Detroit Tigers (17-26, 4th in AL Central) at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday.
Detroit has a slugging % of .358 and have struck out 436 times, while taking a walk on 121 occasions. They have accumulated 145 RBI's as well as 303 base knocks for the year, while their team batting average is at .222. The Tigers have recorded 45 doubles as a team and have hit 40 balls out of the stadium. They have earned 148 runs scored while having a team OBP of .290. As a team, the Detroit Tigers are scoring 3.5 runs per game, which ranks them 28th in MLB.
The Tigers have an earned run average of 4.74 so far this season (25th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 327 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.08 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.40. Tigers pitchers have allowed 52 home runs and also 209 runs in total (25th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 157 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.66 as a team so far this season.
The Tigers have dispatched 130 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 64 base runners on the campaign and 35.9% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. They have recorded 9 saves so far this year and have missed out on 6 out of their 15 save chances. The Tigers relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 60.0% and has entered the game in 34 save situations. The bullpen have tallied 18 holds so far this season (20th in the league). Tigers pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 39 times as well as having 29 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Detroit Tigers have accumulated 1,079 putouts thus far, in addition to 367 assists and 28 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .981 which puts them in 25th in pro baseball, and they have turned 306 double plays. The Tigers have converted 69.5% of balls in play into outs in their 3,237 innings, which has them sitting at 18th in MLB.
Boyd (36-58 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.65 while he has faced 3,227 hitters in the majors. He has surrendered 752 base hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 235 walks. His ERA is 4.91 (411 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.310. Boyd has thrown 753 frames and has tallied 729 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career.
The Royals have a team slugging percentage of .373 and they have an average of 4.05 runs per outing (22nd in the league). They have recorded 56 doubles, while taking a walk 129 times and scoring 166 runs. Kansas City is sitting with 37 home runs on the season and 156 RBIs. They have been rung up on 333 occasions (27th in baseball) and have tallied 309 base knocks. The Kansas City Royals have earned an OBP of .304 in addition to a team batting average of .233 for the season.
The Royals have a team WHIP of 1.393 with a FIP of 4.00 as a squad this year. They have a ranking of 17th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 333. The Kansas City pitching staff have yielded 194 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.54 (178 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.28 (362 strikeouts against 159 bases on balls). They have surrendered 39 home runs and they concede 4.94 runs per 9 innings (23rd in MLB).
Kansas City has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 16 save opportunities and they have walked away with 10 saves. They are currently ranked 14th in MLB holding a save percentage of 62.5%, and they have dispatched 141 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 45 times in high leverage situations and also on 47 occasions with base runners. Kansas City relievers have an inherited score percentage of 27.4% out of their 73 inherited base runners. With 37 save situations, the Royals have 21 holds in addition to 6 blown saves.
The Kansas City Royals have twisted 35 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (21st in the majors). The Royals have 330 assists, 25 errors and have earned a total of 1,060 putouts for the year. In their 3,180 innings on the field, the Royals have a defensive efficiency of 67.8% (27th in MLB).
Singer (5-8 record in his career) has a 4.02 ERA and has conceded 7.8 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.66 and he has gone up against 433 batters in his pro baseball career. He has conceded a total of 46 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.233 and a FIP of 3.9. During his MLB career, Singer has given up 89 base hits and he has 101 K's in 103 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas City
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