Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 6/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 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 Brady Singer and the Kansas City Royals (30-35, 3rd in AL Central) will play the Detroit Tigers (27-39, 4th in AL Central) on Wednesday. The Tigers open this matchup at +130 while the Royals are coming in at -167. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Tarik Skubal and Brady Singer.
The Tigers have hit 78 two-baggers as a team and have hit 72 baseballs out of the park. Detroit is slugging .375 and have struck out 671 times, while drawing a walk on 200 occasions. As a unit, the Detroit Tigers are scoring 3.8 runs per contest, which puts them at 28th in MLB. They have amassed 247 runs batted in in addition to 489 hits this year, while their team batting average is .226. They have accumulated 253 runs scored and have an OBP of .295.
Tigers pitchers have yielded 77 home runs and 317 runs in total (22nd in the league). They have walked 244 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.49 as a team on the year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.22 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.37. The Tigers have compiled a team earned run average of 4.43 so far this year (20th in the league), and they have struck out 542 hitters.
The Tigers have sent 229 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 98 runners on the year with 35.7% of those runners crossed the plate. They have tallied 13 saves so far this year and have blown 9 out of their 22 chances to save the game. The Tigers relievers have earned a save percentage of 59.1% and has entered the game in 56 save situations. The relief pitchers have 32 holds over the course of the season (12th in the league). Tigers bullpen pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 62 times and also have had 62 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Tigers have transformed 69.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of 5,175 innings on the field, which has them sitting 17th in professional baseball. The Detroit Tigers are sitting with 1,725 putouts this season, in addition to 588 assists and 41 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which ranks 22nd in pro baseball, and they have twisted 472 double plays.
Skubal (4-11 career mark) has earned a FIP of 5.44 and he has faced 399 hitters during his time in the majors. He has allowed 87 base hits (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 40 walks. His earned run average is 4.79 (49 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.380. Skubal has taken the ball for 92 innings and has earned 111 punch outs in his pro baseball career.
The Kansas City Royals have accumulated a team on-base percentage of .305 in addition to a batting average of .241 on the year. They have struck out on 526 occasions (27th in the league) and are sitting with 514 base hits. Kansas City has a total of 64 home runs so far this season as well as 261 runs batted in. The Royals hold a team slugging percentage of .388 and they average 4.23 runs per outing (16th in baseball). They have tallied 91 doubles, while getting a free base 183 times as well as recording 275 runs.
The Kansas City pitching staff have surrendered 313 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 4.68 (292 earned runs yielded). They have given up 73 long balls and they surrender 5.01 runs per 9 innings (23rd in the league). The Royals are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.399 with a FIP of 4.22 as a team for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.32 (580 strikeouts against 250 walks). They sit at 20th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 536.
Kansas City relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.7% out of 101 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 58 times in high leverage situations and on 65 occasions with base runners. With 53 save situations, the Royals have amassed 31 holds and 8 blown saves. They are currently ranked 12th in MLB with a save percentage of 63.6%, and they have dispatched 213 relief pitchers to the mound this year. Kansas City has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 22 save opportunities and they have converted 14 saves.
In 5,058 innings played, the Royals have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.0% (27th in pro baseball). The Kansas City Royals have twisted 52 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (17th in professional baseball). The Royals have racked up 531 assists, 38 errors and have a total of 1,686 putouts so far this season.
In his career, Singer has conceded 120 base knocks while he has earned 130 K's in 129 frames. He has conceded a total of 64 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.291 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. His K/BB ratio is 2.77 and he has faced 555 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Singer (7-10 record in his career) has earned a 4.45 earned run average and has surrendered 8.4 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas City (-167)
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