Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 4/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Danny Duffy and the Kansas City Royals (10-7, 1st in AL Central) go to Comerica Park on Sunday where they'll take on the Detroit Tigers (7-12, 4th in AL Central).
The Royals have recorded 27 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 17 balls out of the stadium. Kansas City has a slugging rate of .404 and have been called out on strikes 139 times, while drawing a walk on 53 occasions. As a unit, the Kansas City Royals are knocking in 4.7 runs per game, which is 12th in the league. They have recorded 74 runs batted in in addition to 133 base knocks on the campaign, while their team batting average comes in at .243. They have accumulated 79 runs while holding a team OBP of .312.
The Royals are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.68 so far this year (24th in the league), and the staff has rung up 142 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.18 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.43. Royals pitchers have surrendered 17 home runs and 85 runs in total (20th in the league). They have walked 65 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.11 as a squad for the season.
Royals relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 23 times in addition to having 23 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 10 holds on the campaign (11th in the league). The Royals bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 66.7% and stepped onto the hill in 19 save situations. They have tallied 6 saves so far this year and have blown 3 of 9 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 38 runners for the year and 21.1% of those runners crossed home plate. The Royals have dispatched 65 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign.
The Royals have turned 66.6% of balls in play into outs out of 1,332 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 29th in the majors. The Kansas City Royals have earned a total of 444 putouts so far this season, in addition to 133 assists and 15 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .975 which ranks 28th in baseball, and they have turned 119 double plays.
Duffy has thrown 1,129 innings and has earned 1,002 K's during his career. Duffy (66-66 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.19 and he has gone up against 4,795 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.97 (498 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.318. He has given up 1,073 hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) with 416 free passes.
Detroit has tallied 23 long balls on the year as well as 64 runs batted in. They have put up 22 doubles, while taking a walk 49 times as well as notching 64 runs. The Detroit Tigers have earned an OBP of .276 in addition to a team batting average of .215 on the year. The Tigers hold a team slugging percentage of .379 and they are scoring 3.37 runs per game (29th in the league). They have struck out on 183 occasions (6th in baseball) and have earned 130 hits.
The Detroit pitching staff have yielded 92 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 4.91 (88 earned runs conceded). They have given up 27 long balls and they surrender 5.14 runs per 9 innings (26th in MLB). The Tigers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.396 in addition to having a FIP of 5.01 as a pitching staff so far this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.88 (147 strikeouts vs 78 bases on balls). They rank 22nd in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 147.
With 16 save situations, the Tigers have 9 holds in addition to 2 blown saves. Detroit has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 6 save opportunities and they have tallied 4 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 11 times in high leverage situations and also on 16 occasions with base runners. Detroit relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 35.7% out of their 28 inherited base runners. They rank 11th in MLB with a save rate of 66.7%, and they have sent 56 relievers to the mound this year.
The Detroit Tigers have twisted 14 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .985 (11th in the majors). The Tigers have recorded 152 assists, 10 errors and have a total of 485 putouts on the campaign. Out of their 1,455 innings on the field, the Tigers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 71.6% (7th in the majors).
Fulmer (25-34 record in his career) holds a 4.09 earned run average and has allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.75 and he has gone up against 2,078 hitters during his MLB career. He has allowed a total of 227 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.225 and a FIP of 4.1. So far in his career, Fulmer has allowed 470 hits and he has 391 punch outs in 499 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit
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