Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 9/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (-125) Detroit (-105)
Kris Bubic and the Kansas City Royals (70-83, 4th in AL Central) travel to Comerica Park on Sunday where they'll take on the Detroit Tigers (74-79, 3rd in AL Central). The Tigers open this game at -105 while the Royals are coming in at -125. The over/under opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Kris Bubic and Wily Peralta.
The Royals have earned 227 doubles as a unit and have smacked 159 balls out of the park. Kansas City has a slugging percentage of .395 and have struck out 1,201 times, while being walked on 396 occasions. As a team, the Kansas City Royals are earning 4.2 runs per game, which puts them at 24th in baseball. They have accounted for 614 RBI's as well as 1,271 base knocks over the course of the season, and their team batting average comes in at .248. They have accumulated 649 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .305.
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The Royals have compiled a team ERA of 4.65 so far this year (21st in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,283 batters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.24 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.39. Royals pitchers have conceded 183 home runs in addition to 742 total runs (21st in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 572 batters and their FIP sits at 4.44 as a squad on the campaign.
Royals relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 151 times in addition to having 157 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 80 holds on the campaign (12th in the league). The Royals relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 61.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 141 save situations. They have earned 36 saves so far this season and have not converted 23 of their 59 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 232 runners over the course of the season and 32.3% of those runners crossed the plate. The Royals have dispatched 523 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season.
The Kansas City Royals have a total of 4,015 putouts on the year, as well as 1,342 assists and 77 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which is 10th in pro baseball, and have a total of 1,053 double plays. The Royals have transformed 68.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of 12,045 innings on the field, which ranks them 25th in the majors.
Bubic has taken the mound for 166 innings and is sitting with 152 strikeouts so far in his career. Bubic (6-12 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 5.20 and he has gone up against 726 batters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.65 (86 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.467. He has surrendered 164 base knocks (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 80 walks.
The Tigers hold a team slugging percentage of .400 and they have an average of 4.31 runs per outing (22nd in MLB). They have recorded 219 doubles, while walking 459 times and recording 660 runs. Detroit has 174 long balls so far this year to go along with 638 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,437 instances (4th in the league) and have totaled 1,222 base hits. The Detroit Tigers have accumulated an on-base percentage of .306 as well as a batting average of .241 so far this season.
The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.360 in addition to having a FIP of 4.58 as a team on the campaign. They come in at 19th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,289. The Detroit pitching staff have surrendered 715 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 4.32 (644 earned runs given up). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.23 (1,195 strikeouts vs 537 bases on balls). They have conceded 188 dingers and they yield 4.79 runs per 9 innings (20th in the league).
Detroit bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 37.0% of 219 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 161 times in high leverage situations in addition to 145 occasions with runners on. With 140 save situations, the Tigers have 75 holds and 21 blown saves. They are currently ranked 9th in the league holding a save rate of 65.0%, and they have dispatched 550 relievers to the hill on the campaign. Detroit has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 60 save opportunities and they have walked away with 39 saves.
Out of their 12,084 innings on the field, the Tigers have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (14th in MLB). The Detroit Tigers have twisted 126 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (13th in baseball). The Tigers have racked up 1,413 assists, 80 errors and have accumulated 4,028 putouts this season.
So far in his career, Peralta has given up 907 hits and he has 622 K's in 862 innings pitched. Peralta (54-59 career win-loss record) holds a 4.37 earned run average while giving up 9.5 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered a total of 419 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.436 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.88 and he has faced 3,725 opposing hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit (-105)
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