Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 7/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Sunday, July 25, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+110) Kansas City (-135)
Kauffman Stadium is the site where Mike Minor and the Kansas City Royals (39-55, 5th in AL Central) will take on the Detroit Tigers (47-51, 3rd in AL Central) on Sunday. The Tigers open this contest at +110 while the Royals are coming in at -135. The O/U is set at 9.5. The starting pitchers are Tarik Skubal and Mike Minor.
The Tigers have accounted for 126 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 112 balls out of the stadium. Detroit has a slugging % of .396 and have been called out on strikes 948 times, while drawing a walk on 310 occasions. As a team, the Detroit Tigers are putting up 4.3 runs per outing, which is 19th in MLB. They have accounted for 408 RBI's and 768 base knocks so far this year, and their batting average is at .240. They have earned a total of 420 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .309.
Tigers pitchers have surrendered 117 home runs in addition to 469 runs in total (21st in MLB). They have walked 336 hitters and their FIP is 4.52 as a unit for the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.31 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.35. The Tigers have an earned run average of 4.51 over the course of the season (21st in the league), and their staff has struck out 775 batters.
The Tigers relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 63.9% and has come into the game in 90 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 149 runners so far this season with 36.9% of them crossed the plate. Tigers bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 93 times as well as having 95 appearances in high leverage situations. The Tigers have dispatched 340 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. The relievers have recorded 50 holds on the season (9th in baseball). They have accumulated 23 saves for the season and have not converted 13 of 36 save opportunities.
The Tigers have transformed 69.5% of balls in play into outs in their 7,617 innings, which has them sitting at 17th in professional baseball. The Detroit Tigers have accounted for 2,539 putouts this year, as well as 865 assists and 57 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which has them ranked 16th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 710 double plays.
Skubal has taken the mound for 126 innings and has 146 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.55 (64 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.303. He has given up 116 base knocks (8.2 hits per nine innings) and has 49 free passes. Skubal (7-12 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 5.06 while going up against 543 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Kansas City Royals have recorded an OBP of .306 and a batting average of .244 on the season. They have struck out on 761 occasions (28th in the league) and have earned a total of 763 base knocks. Kansas City has accounted for 93 home runs for the year to go along with 367 RBIs. The Royals have a team slugging % of .388 and they are earning 4.13 runs per game (24th in the league). They have recorded 139 doubles, while walking 256 times as well as notching 388 runs.
The Royals have a WHIP of 1.461 in addition to having a FIP of 4.53 as a unit so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.22 (812 strikeouts against 366 walks). They come in at 25th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 820. They have given up 117 long balls and they surrender 5.35 runs per 9 innings (27th in baseball). The Kansas City pitching staff have yielded 483 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 5.08 (458 earned runs surrendered).
With 82 save situations, the Royals have compiled 47 holds in addition to 15 blown saves. Kansas City has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 35 save chances and they have earned 20 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 80 times in high leverage situations and on 85 occasions with base runners. Kansas City relievers have an inherited score percentage of 28.1% out of their 135 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 22nd in the league with a save rate of 57.1%, and they have dispatched 317 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond on 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 twisted 88 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (17th in MLB). The Royals have accrued 799 assists, 55 errors and have accounted for 2,436 putouts this year.
During his MLB career, Minor has allowed 1,186 base knocks while earning 1,156 strikeouts in 1,264 innings pitched. Minor (78-74 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 4.11 earned run average while surrendering 8.4 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 578 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.230 and having a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.13 and he has gone up against 5,256 batters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas City (-135)
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