Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 9/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Friday, September 24, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (-105) Detroit (-125)
Carlos Hernandez and the Kansas City Royals (69-83, 4th in AL Central) head to Comerica Park on Friday where they'll meet the Detroit Tigers (74-78, 3rd in AL Central). The Tigers open this game at -125 while the Royals are priced at -105. The total has been set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Carlos Hernandez and Casey Mize.
Kansas City has a slugging rate of .395 and have been rung up 1,195 times, while drawing a walk on 395 occasions. They have compiled 611 RBI's in addition to 1,266 base knocks so far this season, while their team batting average is at .248. The Royals have tallied 226 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 159 baseballs out of the park. They have earned a total of 646 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .306. As a unit, the Kansas City Royals are compiling 4.3 runs per outing, which is 24th in baseball.
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The Royals are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.68 on the campaign (21st in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,279 batters. They have walked 566 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.44 as a squad for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.26 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.39. Royals pitchers have surrendered 183 long balls and 741 runs in total (22nd in baseball).
Royals bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 150 times as well as having 150 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have racked up 78 holds on the campaign (13th in the league). The Royals bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 61.4% and has come into the game in 137 save situations. They have compiled 35 saves so far this year and have blown 22 of 57 chances to save the game. The relievers have inherited 231 runners this year and 32.5% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Royals have sent 519 relievers to the mound on the year.
The Royals have turned 68.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 11,964 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 26th in baseball. The Kansas City Royals have accumulated 3,988 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,325 assists and 77 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .986 which puts them in 10th in MLB, and have 1,045 double plays.
Hernandez (6-3 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.37 while he has faced 405 opposing batters in the major leagues. He has allowed 86 hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 44 free passes. His ERA is 4.06 (43 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.364. Hernandez has thrown 95 frames and has racked up 86 K's so far in his MLB career.
The Tigers have a SLG% of .401 and they are earning 4.34 runs per game (21st in MLB). They have tallied 217 doubles, while taking a walk 453 times and earning 659 runs. Detroit has recorded 174 home runs so far this season and 637 RBIs. They have been rung up on 1,433 occasions (4th in baseball) and have earned 1,216 base hits. The Detroit Tigers have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .306 in addition to a team batting average of .241 this year.
The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.365 and have a FIP of 4.59 as a unit on the year. They sit at 21st in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,284. The Detroit pitching staff have conceded 712 runs for the year while having an ERA of 4.33 (641 earned runs given up). Their K/BB ratio is 2.22 (1,189 strikeouts against 536 free passes). They have conceded 188 homers and they concede 4.81 runs per 9 innings (20th in the league).
Sitting with 140 save situations, the Tigers have 75 holds and 21 blown saves. Detroit has had relievers take the mound in 60 save opportunities and they have earned 39 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 161 times in high leverage situations and on 144 occasions with runners on base. Detroit bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 37.2% of 218 inherited base runners. They rank 9th in the league holding a save rate of 65.0%, and they have dispatched 545 relievers to the mound over the course of the season.
The Detroit Tigers have turned 126 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (12th in professional baseball). The Tigers have accrued 1,404 assists, 79 errors and have amassed 4,001 putouts over the course of the season. In 12,003 innings played, the Tigers have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (12th in baseball).
So far in his pro baseball career, Mize has allowed 152 base hits and he has 137 punch outs in 171 innings pitched. Mize (7-11 career record) holds a 4.19 earned run average while allowing 8.0 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 80 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.200 and having a FIP of 5.1. His K/BB ratio is 2.54 and he has gone up against 717 hitters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit (-125)
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