Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 4/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (-115) Detroit (+105)
Comerica Park is the site where Spencer Turnbull and the Detroit Tigers (7-14, 5th in AL Central) will take on the Kansas City Royals (12-7, 1st in AL Central) on Monday. The Tigers open this game at +105 while the Royals are priced at -115. The over/under is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Brad Keller and Spencer Turnbull.
Kansas City has a slugging % of .406 and have been rung up 144 times, while drawing a walk on 59 occasions. They have 80 RBI's as well as 141 base knocks over the course of the season, and their average at the plate comes in at .243. The Royals have accumulated 28 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 19 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned 85 runs while having a team OBP of .314. As a squad, the Kansas City Royals are scoring 4.7 runs per outing, which has them at 11th in the league.
Royals pitchers have conceded 18 home runs and 87 total runs (19th in MLB). They have walked 68 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.01 as a squad for the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.29 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.40. The Royals are sitting with a team ERA of 4.53 for the year (21st in the league), and they have struck out 156 hitters.
The Royals have sent 69 relievers to the mound so far this season. The relievers have inherited 40 runners over the course of the season with 20.0% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. They have accumulated 6 saves for the season and have blown 3 out of their 9 save opportunities. The Royals relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 66.7% and has come into the game in 20 save situations. The relievers have notched 11 holds for the season (10th in MLB). Royals pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 24 times in addition to having 23 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Royals have transformed 66.9% of baseballs in play into outs in their 1,413 innings on the field, which ranks them 29th in baseball. The Kansas City Royals have notched a total of 471 putouts this year, as well as 141 assists and 15 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .976 which has them ranked 28th in baseball, and have accumulated 126 double plays.
Keller (22-25 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.98 and he has gone up against 1,576 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 348 hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 146 free passes. His earned run average is 3.77 (156 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.327. Keller has taken the hill for 372 frames and has racked up 262 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career.
The Tigers hold a slugging percentage of .374 and they tally 3.30 runs per game (29th in MLB). They have notched 23 doubles, while walking 52 times as well as racking up 66 runs. Detroit has tallied 24 home runs so far this year and 66 RBIs. They have struck out on 197 occasions (4th in the league) and have accounted for 135 base knocks. The Detroit Tigers hold a team on-base percentage of .274 and a team batting average of .212 on the season.
The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.404 and have a FIP of 5.11 as a team this year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 1.81 (152 strikeouts against 84 free passes). They rank 23rd in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 155. They have allowed 29 long balls and they concede 5.18 runs per 9 innings (27th in baseball). The Detroit pitching staff have yielded 98 runs this season while holding an ERA of 4.97 (94 earned runs yielded).
Detroit has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 6 save chances and they have walked away with 4 saves. They rank 11th in MLB with a save rate of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 59 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 11 times in high leverage situations in addition to 17 occasions with runners on. Detroit relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 34.5% out of their 29 inherited base runners. Sitting with 16 save situations, the Tigers have compiled 9 holds in addition to 2 blown saves.
Out of their 1,536 innings played, the Tigers have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 71.8% (8th in MLB). The Detroit Tigers have turned 16 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (12th in professional baseball). The Tigers have recorded 166 assists, 11 errors and have accumulated 512 putouts this season.
Thus far in his career, Turnbull has allowed 220 hits while he has tallied 218 strikeouts in 226 frames. He has allowed 113 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.387 and having a FIP of 3.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.32 and he has faced 986 hitters in his MLB career. Turnbull (8-23 mark in his career) has earned a 4.49 earned run average and has conceded 8.7 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit (+105)
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