Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 5/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Kris Bubic 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 Sunday.
As a squad, the Detroit Tigers are earning 3.6 runs per game, which ranks them 28th in baseball. They have earned 154 runs and have an on-base percentage of .292. The Tigers have accumulated 46 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 40 balls out of the stadium. They have accrued 151 runs batted in as well as 313 hits on the season, while their team batting average comes in at .224. Detroit has a slugging % of .357 and have been called out on strikes 443 times, while being walked on 124 occasions.
The Tigers have compiled a team earned run average of 4.67 so far this season (24th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 340 batters. They have walked 159 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.62 as a team this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.14 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.39. Tigers pitchers have surrendered 53 long balls and 211 runs in total (24th in the league).
Tigers relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 39 times as well as having 29 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have earned 21 holds for the year (15th in MLB). The Tigers relievers have compiled a save rate of 60.0% and has come into the game in 37 save situations. They have recorded 9 saves for the season and have not converted 6 of their 15 save chances. The relievers have inherited 64 runners so far this year with 35.9% of them earned a run for their team. The Tigers have dispatched 134 relievers to the hill on the year.
The Tigers have turned 69.6% of balls hit into play into outs in their 3,318 innings on the field, ranking them 17th in MLB. The Detroit Tigers have a tally of 1,106 putouts so far this season, in addition to 370 assists and 28 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .981 which is 23rd in baseball, and they have twisted 312 double plays.
Mize has taken the hill for 74 frames and has earned 60 punch outs in his career. Mize (3-6 mark in his career) has a FIP of 5.50 while facing 324 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.94 (41 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.299. He has given up 65 hits (7.8 hits per nine innings) with 32 free passes.
The Royals have a team slugging percentage of .375 and they are earning 4.10 runs per game (18th in the league). They have hit 56 doubles, while walking 132 times and scoring 172 runs. Kansas City has knocked in 39 home runs this year as well as 161 runs batted in. They have struck out on 343 occasions (27th in baseball) and have totaled 316 base hits. The Kansas City Royals have a team on-base percentage of .304 in addition to a team batting average of .233 so far this year.
The Royals hold a team WHIP of 1.392 in addition to having a FIP of 3.99 as a squad this year. They are currently ranked 16th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 342. The Kansas City pitching staff have given up 198 runs this season while holding an ERA of 4.50 (181 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.28 (370 strikeouts against 162 walks). They have conceded 40 homers and they surrender 4.92 runs per 9 innings (22nd in baseball).
Kansas City relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 28.4% out of their 74 inherited base runners. Their relievers have taken the field 47 times in high leverage situations and on 48 occasions with runners on. With 39 save situations, the Royals have accumulated 22 holds and 6 blown saves. They are ranked 12th in the league with a save percentage of 64.7%, and they have sent 145 relievers to the mound this season. Kansas City has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 17 save chances and they have tallied 11 saves.
In their 3,261 innings on the diamond, the Royals have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 67.8% (27th in baseball). The Kansas City Royals have turned 35 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (21st in MLB). The Royals have 343 assists, 26 errors and have accounted for 1,087 putouts on the campaign.
In his career, Bubic has allowed 61 base knocks while totaling 63 strikeouts in 68 frames. Bubic (1-6 mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.41 earned run average while surrendering 8.0 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 26 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.340 and a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.03 and he has faced 292 batters during his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Detroit
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