Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 7/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Saturday, July 24, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+110) Kansas City (-135)
Carlos Hernandez and the Kansas City Royals (39-55, 5th in AL Central) play the Detroit Tigers (47-51, 3rd in AL Central) at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday. The Tigers open this contest at +110 while the Royals are coming in at -135. The O/U opens at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Casey Mize and Carlos Hernandez.
As a team, the Detroit Tigers are scoring 4.3 runs per contest, which is 19th in baseball. They have racked up 420 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .309. The Tigers have hit 126 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 112 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accrued 408 RBI's and 768 hits for the season, while their batting average is .240. Detroit owns a slugging percentage of .396 and have been called out on strikes 948 times, while drawing a walk on 310 occasions.
Tigers pitchers have surrendered 117 long balls in addition to 469 runs in total (21st in the league). They have walked 336 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.52 as a unit so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.31 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.35. The Tigers have a team ERA of 4.51 this year (21st in MLB), and their staff has rung up 775 hitters.
Tigers pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 93 times as well as having 95 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have notched 50 holds over the course of the season (9th in the league). The Tigers relievers have compiled a save rate of 63.9% and has entered the game in 90 save situations. They have tallied 23 saves on the year and have blown 13 of their 36 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 149 base runners on the season and 36.9% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Tigers have sent 340 relievers to the mound on the campaign.
The Tigers have transformed 69.5% of baseballs in play into outs in their 7,617 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 17th in pro baseball. The Detroit Tigers have earned 2,539 putouts thus far, in addition to 865 assists and 57 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which has them sitting 16th in MLB, and have earned 710 double plays.
Mize (5-8 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 5.03 while he has gone up against 533 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 112 base knocks (7.9 hits per nine innings) and has 40 free passes. His earned run average is 4.23 (60 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.191. Mize has pitched in 127 innings and has tallied 105 strikeouts thus far in his career.
The Kansas City Royals have an on-base percentage of .306 and a batting average of .244 for the year. They have been rung up on 761 occasions (28th in MLB) and have 763 hits. Kansas City has hit 93 home runs over the course of the season and 367 runs batted in. The Royals have a team slugging percentage of .388 and they tally 4.13 runs per outing (24th in MLB). They have hit 139 doubles, while walking 256 times as well as putting up 388 runs.
The Kansas City pitching staff have allowed 483 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 5.08 (458 earned runs surrendered). They have conceded 117 long balls and they surrender 5.35 runs per 9 innings (27th in MLB). The Royals have a team WHIP of 1.461 in addition to having a FIP of 4.53 as a staff so far this year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.22 (812 strikeouts vs 366 bases on balls). They come in at 25th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 820.
With 82 save situations, the Royals have accrued 47 holds in addition to 15 blown saves. Kansas City has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 35 save chances and they have earned 20 saves. Their relievers have come in 80 times in high leverage situations and on 85 occasions with base runners. Kansas City relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.1% of 135 inherited base runners. They rank 22nd in MLB holding a save rate of 57.1%, and they have sent 317 bullpen pitchers to the mound over the course of the season.
In 7,308 innings on the diamond, the Royals have a defensive efficiency of 67.1% (29th in MLB). The Kansas City Royals have turned 88 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (17th in the majors). The Royals have racked up 799 assists, 55 errors and have earned 2,436 putouts over the course of the season.
In his MLB career, Hernandez has allowed 43 base knocks while tallying 49 punch outs in 40 innings pitched. Hernandez (1-2 career record) holds a 4.91 ERA and has conceded 9.6 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 22 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.636 and having a FIP of 4.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.13 and he has faced 185 opposing batters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Detroit (+110)
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