Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 4/15/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Friday, April 15, 2022
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
The Kansas City Royals (2-3) are welcoming the Detroit Tigers (2-4) at Kauffman Stadium on Friday.
The Tigers have tallied 8 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 5 baseballs out of the park. Detroit has a slugging rate of .354 and have been called out on strikes 59 times, while drawing a walk on 21 occasions. As a squad, the Detroit Tigers are notching 3.5 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 22nd in MLB. They have accumulated 21 runs batted in as well as 41 hits on the season, and their batting average comes in at .214. They have earned 21 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .300.
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The Tigers have an ERA of 4.67 so far this year (23rd in MLB), and they have rung up 33 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 14 batters and their FIP is 3.79 as a squad for the year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.36 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.28. Tigers pitchers have allowed 5 long balls and also 34 runs in total (27th in MLB).
Tigers relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 4 times as well as having 8 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have notched 0 holds this season (27th in the league). The Tigers relief pitchers have a save rate of 50.0% and has entered the game in 2 save situations. They have compiled 1 save this year and have blown 1 of their 2 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 6 base runners so far this season with 50.0% of those runners earned a run for their team. The Tigers have dispatched 22 relievers to the mound for the year.
The Tigers have converted 72.3% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 405 innings, which has them sitting at 14th in MLB. The Detroit Tigers have earned a total of 135 putouts this year, as well as 43 assists and 3 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which ranks 15th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 2 double plays.
Skubal has pitched in 185 innings and is sitting with 204 strikeouts during his MLB career. Skubal (9-17 career record) holds a FIP of 5.14 while he has faced 788 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.66 (96 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.268. He has surrendered 176 base hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 59 free passes.
The Kansas City Royals have recorded an on-base percentage of .275 and a team batting average of .209 this season. They have struck out on 28 instances (29th in the league) and have recorded 34 base hits. Kansas City has a total of 4 HRs so far this year to go along with 18 runs batted in. The Royals hold a team slugging % of .313 and they tally 3.80 runs per outing (19th in baseball). They have 5 two-baggers, while walking 12 times as well as scoring 19 runs.
The Kansas City pitching staff have conceded 34 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 6.80 (34 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 6 homers and they concede 6.80 runs per 9 innings (30th in MLB). The Royals have a WHIP of 1.622 in addition to having a FIP of 4.13 as a pitching staff on the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.50 (40 strikeouts vs 16 free passes). They are currently ranked 29th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 57.
The Royals have no holds yet this year. Kansas City has yet to have a save opportunity. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 12 times in high leverage situations in addition to 9 occasions with base runners. Kansas City bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 57.1% out of their 14 inherited base runners. They are ranked 28th in MLB with a save percentage of 0.0%, and they have sent 22 relievers to the hill this season.
The Kansas City Royals have gotten 5 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of 1.000 (2nd in professional baseball). The Royals have accrued 40 assists, 0 errors and have a tally of 135 putouts this year. In 405 innings on the diamond, the Royals hold a defensive efficiency of 63.8% (29th in baseball).
So far in his career, Keller has surrendered 486 hits while he has earned 378 K's in 500 innings. He has surrendered a total of 220 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.376 and a FIP of 4.1. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.87 and he has gone up against 2,139 hitters in his career. Keller (29-35 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 3.96 earned run average while giving up 8.7 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas City
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