Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 9/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (-110) Detroit (-110)
Tarik Skubal and the Detroit Tigers (74-78, 3rd in AL Central) play the Kansas City Royals (69-83, 4th in AL Central) at Comerica Park on Saturday. The line on this game has the Royals priced at -110 and the Tigers are at -110. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Jon Heasley and Tarik Skubal.
The Royals have hit 226 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 159 baseballs out of the stadium. Kansas City has a slugging rate of .395 and have been called out on strikes 1,195 times, while taking a walk on 395 occasions. As a team, the Kansas City Royals are notching 4.3 runs per contest, which is 24th in the league. They have compiled 611 RBI's as well as 1,266 hits so far this year, and their team batting average sits at .248. They have notched a total of 646 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .306.
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The Royals have compiled a team ERA of 4.68 over the course of the season (21st in MLB), and their staff has rung up 1,279 hitters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.26 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.39. Royals pitchers have given up 183 home runs and also 741 total runs (22nd in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 566 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.44 as a team on the year.
The Royals relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 61.4% and has come into the game in 137 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 231 base runners on the campaign and 32.5% of them ended up crossing the plate. Royals relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 150 times and also have had 150 appearances in high leverage situations. The Royals have sent 519 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. The bullpen have earned 78 holds this season (13th in the league). They have compiled 35 saves over the course of the season and have blown 22 of their 57 save chances.
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 sits at .986 which has them sitting 10th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 1,045 double plays. The Royals have converted 68.6% of balls hit into play into outs in their 11,964 innings, which ranks them 26th in professional baseball.
Heasley (0-1 career mark) has a FIP of 9.41 and he has gone up against 18 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 6 base knocks (13.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 0 walks. His earned run average is 9.00 (4 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.500. Heasley has pitched in 4 innings and is sitting with 2 K's during his career.
The Tigers hold a slugging percentage of .401 and they score 4.34 runs per outing (21st in MLB). They have hit 217 doubles, while getting a free base 453 times and earning 659 runs. Detroit has hit 174 home runs on the season and 637 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 1,433 occasions (4th in the league) and have 1,216 base hits. The Detroit Tigers have a team OBP of .306 as well as a team batting average of .241 for the season.
The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.365 in addition to having a FIP of 4.59 as a unit for the year. They come in at 21st in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,284. The Detroit pitching staff have surrendered 712 runs for the season while having an ERA of 4.33 (641 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.22 (1,189 strikeouts vs 536 walks). They have given up 188 homers and they yield 4.81 runs per 9 innings (20th in the league).
Detroit has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 60 save opportunities and they have recorded 39 saves. They are currently ranked 9th in MLB with a save rate of 65.0%, and they have sent 545 relievers to the mound this year. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 161 times in high leverage situations and on 144 occasions with base runners. Detroit relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 37.2% out of their 218 inherited runners. Sitting with 140 save situations, the Tigers have 75 holds and 21 blown saves.
Out of their 12,003 innings on the field, the Tigers have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (12th in pro baseball). The Detroit Tigers have turned 126 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (12th in baseball). The Tigers have accrued 1,404 assists, 79 errors and have amassed 4,001 putouts this year.
In his career, Skubal has given up 162 base knocks while accumulating 199 K's in 174 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 87 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.259 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.49 and he has faced 738 hitters so far in his MLB career. Skubal (9-16 career record) has earned a 4.50 earned run average while giving up 8.4 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit (-110)
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