Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 4/14/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2022
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (-105) Kansas City (-115)
The Detroit Tigers (2-3) are en route to Kauffman Stadium on Thursday where they will attempt to beat the Kansas City Royals (2-3). The moneyline on this game has Detroit at -105 while Kansas City is at -115. The over/under has been set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Casey Mize and Brad Keller.
The Tigers have hit 7 two-baggers as a team and have hit 2 baseballs out of the stadium. Detroit has a slugging percentage of .305 and have been called out on strikes 47 times, while drawing a walk on 18 occasions. As a squad, the Detroit Tigers are earning 2.8 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 25th in baseball. They have earned 14 runs batted in as well as 30 base knocks for the season, and their batting average is sitting at .195. They have racked up 14 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .286.
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Tigers pitchers have given up 4 home runs and 25 runs in total (21st in baseball). They have walked 8 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.70 as a squad on the campaign. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.13 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.13. The Tigers have an ERA of 4.80 this season (23rd in MLB), and the staff has struck out 25 batters.
Tigers bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on 3 times and also have had 8 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 0 holds so far this year (26th in baseball). The Tigers relief pitchers have a save rate of 50.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 2 save situations. They have compiled 1 save so far this year and have blown 1 out of their 2 chances to get a save. The relievers have inherited 5 base runners over the course of the season with 40.0% of them earned a run for their team. The Tigers have dispatched 19 relievers to the hill this year.
The Tigers have transformed 72.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 405 innings, which has them ranked 14th in MLB. The Detroit Tigers have notched a total of 135 putouts this year, in addition to 43 assists and 3 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which puts them in 15th in baseball, and have accumulated 2 double plays.
Mize (7-13 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 4.99 and he has faced 767 hitters in the major leagues. He has conceded 166 hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 54 free passes. His ERA is 4.31 (88 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.198. Mize has thrown 183 innings and has racked up 146 strikeouts during his MLB career.
The Royals hold a team slugging % of .325 and they score 3.80 runs per contest (19th in the league). They have 6 two-baggers, while walking 12 times as well as putting up 19 runs. Kansas City is sitting with 4 long balls on the campaign as well as 18 runs batted in. They have struck out on 28 occasions (28th in baseball) and have notched a total of 35 base hits. The Kansas City Royals have accumulated an OBP of .281 and a batting average of .215 on the year.
The Royals are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.622 in addition to having a FIP of 4.21 as a unit so far this year. They rank 29th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 57. The Kansas City pitching staff have relinquished 34 runs on the season while having an ERA of 6.80 (34 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.50 (40 strikeouts against 16 walks). They have surrendered 6 HR's and they surrender 6.80 runs per 9 innings (30th in MLB).
Kansas City bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 57.1% out of 14 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 12 times in high leverage situations and on 9 occasions with runners on base. They Royals have no holds or saves. They are currently ranked 26th in the league holding a save rate of 0.0%, and they have sent 22 bullpen pitchers to the mound so far this year. Kansas City has yet to have a save opportunity.
In their 405 innings played, the Royals have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 63.8% (29th in professional baseball). The Kansas City Royals have turned 5 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of 1.000 (2nd in pro baseball). The Royals have accrued 40 assists, 0 errors and have accumulated 135 putouts over the course of the season.
In his pro baseball career, Keller has allowed 486 hits while he has earned 378 punch outs in 500 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 220 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.376 and having a FIP of 4.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.87 and he has gone up against 2,139 hitters in his career. Keller (29-35 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 3.96 earned run average while allowing 8.7 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kansas City (-115) and under 9 runs
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