Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 6/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+145) Kansas City (-185)
Kauffman Stadium is the site where Mike Minor and the Kansas City Royals (30-34, 3rd in AL Central) will play the Detroit Tigers (26-39, 4th in AL Central) on Tuesday. The odds on this matchup have the Tigers priced at +145 and the Royals are at -185. The over/under has been set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Casey Mize and Mike Minor.
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Detroit has a slugging rate of .371 and have been called out on strikes 663 times, while drawing a walk on 199 occasions. They have compiled 237 RBI's and 477 base knocks so far this season, and their average at the plate sits at .224. The Tigers have accounted for 76 doubles as a squad and have knocked 69 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned a total of 243 runs while holding a team OBP of .294. As a team, the Detroit Tigers are putting up 3.7 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 29th in baseball.
The Tigers have an ERA of 4.45 so far this year (20th in the league), and the staff has rung up 533 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 240 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.52 as a team so far this season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.22 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.36. Tigers pitchers have allowed 77 home runs and 314 total runs (22nd in baseball).
The Tigers have sent 221 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. The relievers have inherited 91 runners so far this season and 37.4% of those runners crossed home plate. They have earned 13 saves on the year and have blown 9 of their 22 save opportunities. The Tigers relievers have a save rate of 59.1% and has come into the game in 55 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 31 holds on the year (14th in baseball). Tigers relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 59 times as well as having 60 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Tigers have turned 69.7% of balls in play into outs out of their 5,094 innings, which has them sitting 14th in baseball. The Detroit Tigers have a total of 1,698 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 574 assists and 41 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .982 which has them ranked 22nd in MLB, and have a total of 464 double plays.
Mize has taken the ball for 99 innings and has racked up 85 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. Mize (3-7 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 5.27 while going up against 417 hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 4.45 (49 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.182. He has given up 82 hits (7.5 hits per 9 innings) with 35 free passes.
The Kansas City Royals have a team on-base percentage of .303 as well as a batting average of .239 so far this year. They have struck out on 517 occasions (27th in baseball) and have notched a total of 500 hits. Kansas City is sitting with 64 HRs on the season and 258 RBIs. The Royals have a SLG% of .386 and they earn 4.25 runs per game (16th in MLB). They have recorded 87 doubles, while taking a walk 179 times as well as earning 272 runs.
The Royals have a team WHIP of 1.398 in addition to having a FIP of 4.19 as a staff for the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.30 (572 strikeouts against 249 walks). They sit at 20th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 524. They have yielded 70 homers and they relinquish 4.93 runs per 9 innings (21st in the league). The Kansas City pitching staff have surrendered 303 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 4.61 (283 earned runs conceded).
Kansas City has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 22 save chances and they have earned 14 saves. They rank 11th in the league holding a save percentage of 63.6%, and they have dispatched 212 relief pitchers to the hill this year. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 58 times in high leverage situations in addition to 65 occasions with base runners. Kansas City bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 28.7% out of 101 inherited runners. Sitting with 53 save situations, the Royals have 31 holds and also 8 blown saves.
The Kansas City Royals have turned 50 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (12th in baseball). The Royals have accrued 526 assists, 36 errors and have a total of 1,659 putouts so far this year. In their 4,977 innings on the field, the Royals are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 68.1% (26th in professional baseball).
Minor (76-69 record in his career) has earned a 4.01 ERA while giving up 8.3 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.14 and he has faced 5,084 hitters in his career. He has conceded a total of 547 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.218 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. So far in his MLB career, Minor has given up 1,135 hits while he has accumulated 1,129 punch outs in 1,226 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas City (-185)
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