Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 4/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (-118) Detroit (+108)
Comerica Park is the site where Matthew Boyd and the Detroit Tigers (7-12, 4th in AL Central) will take on the Kansas City Royals (10-7, 1st in AL Central) on Saturday. The Royals open this contest at -118 while the Tigers are coming in at +108. The total opens at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Ervin Santana and Matthew Boyd.
The Royals have hit 27 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 17 balls out of the stadium. Kansas City is slugging .404 and have struck out 139 times, while taking a walk on 53 occasions. As a team, the Kansas City Royals are putting up 4.7 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 12th in the league. They have recorded 74 RBI's and 133 hits for the year, and their team batting average is .243. They have earned a total of 79 runs while holding a team OBP of .312.
Royals pitchers have given up 17 home runs and 85 runs in total (20th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 65 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.11 as a team for the year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.18 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.43. The Royals are sitting with a team ERA of 4.68 this season (24th in the league), and their staff has rung up 142 hitters.
The Royals relievers have recorded a save percentage of 66.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 19 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 38 runners so far this season and 21.1% of them crossed home plate. Royals bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 23 times and also have had 23 appearances in high leverage situations. The Royals have dispatched 65 relievers to the mound this season. The relief pitchers have a total of 10 holds so far this year (11th in baseball). They have accumulated 6 saves over the course of the season and have blown 3 out of their 9 save opportunities.
The Kansas City Royals have notched a total of 444 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 133 assists and 15 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .975 which puts them in 28th in pro baseball, and they have turned 119 double plays. The Royals have converted 66.6% of balls hit into play into outs in their 1,332 innings, ranking them 29th in professional baseball.
Santana has taken the ball for 2,426 innings and has 1,928 punch outs in his MLB career. Santana (149-127 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.31 while going up against 10,225 hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.10 (1,104 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.272. He has conceded 2,332 base hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has 754 walks.
Detroit has hit 23 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 64 runs batted in. They have notched 22 two-baggers, while taking a walk 49 times and recording 64 runs. The Detroit Tigers have recorded a team OBP of .276 in addition to a team batting average of .215 this season. The Tigers hold a slugging % of .379 and they are earning 3.37 runs per game (29th in baseball). They have struck out on 183 occasions (6th in the league) and have 130 hits.
The Detroit pitching staff have given up 92 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 4.91 (88 earned runs given up). They have conceded 27 homers and they give up 5.14 runs per 9 innings (26th in baseball). The Tigers have a WHIP of 1.396 in addition to having a FIP of 5.01 as a squad on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.88 (147 strikeouts vs 78 free passes). They come in at 22nd in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 147.
Detroit bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 35.7% out of 28 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 11 times in high leverage situations and on 16 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 16 save situations, the Tigers have amassed 9 holds in addition to 2 blown saves. They are ranked 11th in the league with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have sent 56 relief pitchers onto the field on the year. Detroit has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 6 save chances and they have tallied 4 saves.
The Detroit Tigers have turned 14 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (11th in baseball). The Tigers have 152 assists, 10 errors and have amassed 485 putouts for the year. In their 1,455 innings on the diamond, the Tigers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 71.6% (7th in MLB).
During his pro baseball career, Boyd has given up 736 base knocks while accumulating 711 K's in 732 innings. He has allowed 404 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.320 and a FIP of 4.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.08 and he has gone up against 3,142 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Boyd (36-55 mark in his career) has a 4.96 ERA and has conceded 9.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit (+108)
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