Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 7/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Friday, July 23, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+140) Kansas City (-175)
Kauffman Stadium is the venue where Kris Bubic and the Kansas City Royals (39-55, 5th in AL Central) will take on the Detroit Tigers (46-51, 3rd in AL Central) on Friday. The Royals open this game at -175 while the Tigers are coming in at +140. The over/under is set at 10. The expected starting pitchers are Wily Peralta and Kris Bubic.
The Tigers have hit 123 two-baggers as a team and have hit 106 balls out of the stadium. Detroit has a slugging rate of .392 and have struck out 935 times, while taking a walk on 306 occasions. As a unit, the Detroit Tigers are putting up 4.3 runs per game, which has them sitting at 19th in the league. They have recorded 397 runs batted in in addition to 754 base knocks so far this season, and their batting average is sitting at .240. They have accounted for 409 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .310.
Tigers pitchers have allowed 117 home runs in addition to 462 runs in total (21st in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 327 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.56 as a team on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.32 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.35. The Tigers have an ERA of 4.54 on the year (22nd in the league), and they have struck out 759 batters.
The Tigers relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 61.8% and has entered the game in 84 save situations. The relievers have inherited 145 base runners for the year with 36.6% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Tigers relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 91 times in addition to having 91 appearances in high leverage situations. The Tigers have sent 333 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The relievers have a total of 47 holds for the season (11th in MLB). They have accumulated 21 saves this season and have missed out on 13 of their 34 chances to get a save.
The Detroit Tigers have earned 2,485 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 853 assists and 57 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .983 which puts them in 17th in pro baseball, and have a total of 694 double plays. The Tigers have turned 69.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 7,455 innings on the field, which has them sitting 19th in baseball.
Peralta has taken the hill for 812 innings and is sitting with 590 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.40 (397 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.437. He has surrendered 857 hits (9.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 310 walks. Peralta (53-57 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.50 while he has faced 3,505 hitters during his time in the major leagues.
Kansas City has tallied 92 home runs this season to go along with 361 RBIs. They have hit 137 two-baggers, while taking a walk 255 times as well as putting up 382 runs. The Kansas City Royals hold an on-base percentage of .305 in addition to a batting average of .244 for the year. The Royals hold a slugging % of .388 and they tally 4.11 runs per game (25th in the league). They have been rung up on 751 occasions (28th in MLB) and have totaled 752 base knocks.
The Kansas City pitching staff have surrendered 480 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 5.10 (455 earned runs allowed). They have given up 117 homers and they concede 5.38 runs per 9 innings (27th in MLB). The Royals are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.466 in addition to having a FIP of 4.57 as a unit this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.21 (804 strikeouts vs 363 walks). They have a ranking of 25th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 814.
Sitting with 79 save situations, the Royals have 45 holds and also 15 blown saves. Kansas City has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 34 save opportunities and they have earned 19 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 80 times in high leverage situations and also on 85 occasions with base runners. Kansas City relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.1% out of their 135 inherited runners. They rank 25th in baseball holding a save rate of 55.9%, and they have dispatched 314 relievers to the mound on the campaign.
In 7,227 innings on the diamond, the Royals are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 67.1% (29th in the majors). The Kansas City Royals have turned 87 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (18th in professional baseball). The Royals have accrued 788 assists, 55 errors and have a tally of 2,409 putouts for the season.
In his career, Bubic has conceded 114 hits while he has totaled 102 strikeouts in 112 innings. He has given up 59 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.500 and a FIP of 5.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.85 and he has faced 496 batters in his career. Bubic (3-10 career record) has a 4.71 earned run average while surrendering 9.1 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas City (-175)
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