Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 6/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Monday, June 14, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+130) Kansas City (-167)
Kauffman Stadium is the venue where Brad Keller and the Kansas City Royals (30-33, 3rd in AL Central) will take on the Detroit Tigers (26-38, 4th in AL Central) on Monday. The line on this matchup has the Tigers coming in at +130 and the Royals are at -167. The total opens at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Casey Mize and Brad Keller.
Detroit has a slugging rate of .375 and have been rung up 651 times, while taking a walk on 197 occasions. They have accrued 236 runs batted in as well as 476 base knocks so far this season, while their team batting average is at .226. The Tigers have accumulated 75 doubles as a unit and have smacked 69 baseballs out of the park. They have earned a total of 242 runs and hold an OBP of .296. As a unit, the Detroit Tigers are putting up 3.8 runs/g, which has them sitting at 28th in MLB.
Tigers pitchers have yielded 77 home runs and also 310 runs (22nd in MLB). They have walked 237 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.54 as a team for the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.22 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.35. The Tigers have a team ERA of 4.46 this year (20th in the league), and their staff has rung up 527 hitters.
The Tigers have dispatched 216 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 90 base runners so far this year with 37.8% of them crossed home plate. They have accumulated 13 saves so far this season and have missed out on 9 of 22 save opportunities. The Tigers relief pitchers have a save rate of 59.1% and has stepped onto the mound in 55 save situations. The relievers have recorded 31 holds on the year (13th in baseball). Tigers bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on 58 times in addition to having 60 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Tigers have turned 69.7% of balls in play into outs out of 5,013 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 14th in the majors. The Detroit Tigers have accumulated 1,671 putouts thus far, in addition to 567 assists and 41 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .982 which has them ranked 22nd in MLB, and they have twisted 456 double plays.
Mize has taken the ball for 99 innings and is sitting with 85 punch outs so far in his MLB career. Mize (3-7 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 5.26 while he has faced 417 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 4.45 (49 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.182. He has allowed 82 base hits (7.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 35 walks.
Kansas City has compiled 62 HRs on the year to go along with 255 runs batted in. They have recorded 86 doubles, while getting a free base 176 times as well as putting up 269 runs. The Kansas City Royals have a team on-base percentage of .303 in addition to a team batting average of .240 this season. The Royals have a team SLG% of .386 and they tally 4.27 runs per contest (15th in MLB). They have been rung up on 509 instances (27th in MLB) and have tallied 494 base hits.
The Royals have a WHIP of 1.394 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.13 as a team on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.31 (566 strikeouts against 245 free passes). They are sitting at 20th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 515. They have surrendered 67 HR's and they surrender 4.90 runs per 9 innings (19th in baseball). The Kansas City pitching staff have conceded 297 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 4.57 (277 earned runs surrendered).
Sitting with 53 save situations, the Royals have accumulated 31 holds in addition to 8 blown saves. Kansas City has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 22 save opportunities and they have earned 14 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 58 times in high leverage situations and also on 64 occasions with runners on. Kansas City relievers hold an inherited score rate of 29.0% of 100 inherited runners. They rank 10th in MLB with a save rate of 63.6%, and they have sent 209 relief pitchers onto the field for the year.
The Kansas City Royals have turned 50 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (10th in the majors). The Royals have recorded 515 assists, 35 errors and have a tally of 1,635 putouts over the course of the season. In 4,905 innings on the field, the Royals hold a efficiency on defense of 68.0% (27th in professional baseball).
In his pro baseball career, Keller has allowed 404 hits while he has accumulated 308 strikeouts in 421 innings. He has allowed 179 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.353 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. His K/BB ratio is 1.86 and he has faced 1,795 batters so far in his MLB career. Keller (27-28 mark in his career) has earned a 3.82 ERA while conceding 8.6 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kansas City (-167)
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