Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 4/16/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+105) Kansas City (-125)
Kauffman Stadium is the location where the Kansas City Royals (2-3) will take on the Detroit Tigers (2-4) on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Tigers at +105 while the Royals are coming in at -125. The over/under comes in at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Matt Manning and Kris Bubic.
The Tigers have earned 8 doubles as a unit and have hit 5 baseballs out of the park. Detroit owns a slugging percentage of .354 and have been rung up 59 times, while taking a walk on 21 occasions. As a unit, the Detroit Tigers are compiling 3.5 runs per outing, which is 22nd in the league. They have accumulated 21 runs batted in and 41 hits over the course of the season, while their batting average is .214. They have 21 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .300.
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The Tigers hold a team ERA of 4.67 so far this season (23rd in the league), and they have rung up 33 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.36 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.28. Tigers pitchers have allowed 5 home runs in addition to 34 runs in total (27th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 14 hitters and their FIP sits at 3.79 as a squad on the year.
The Tigers have sent 22 relievers to the mound on the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 6 runners on the campaign with 50.0% of those runners ended up scoring. They have accumulated 1 save this season and have missed out on 1 of 2 save opportunities. The Tigers relief pitchers have a save rate of 50.0% and stepped onto the hill in 2 save situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 0 holds for the year (27th in the league). Tigers bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 4 times in addition to having 8 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Detroit Tigers have earned 162 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 49 assists and 4 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .981 which ranks 24th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 2 double plays. The Tigers have turned 70.5% of balls in play into outs out of their 486 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 18th in the majors.
Manning (4-7 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 4.61 while he has faced 404 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 97 hits (9.6 hits per nine innings) with 33 free passes. His earned run average is 5.52 (56 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.423. Manning has pitched in 91 innings and has earned 59 K's so far in his pro baseball career.
The Royals have a team slugging % of .313 and they are recording 3.80 runs per outing (19th in MLB). They have recorded 5 doubles, while taking a walk 12 times and notching 19 runs. Kansas City has tallied 4 HRs for the year to go along with 18 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 28 instances (29th in the league) and have totaled 34 hits. The Kansas City Royals have earned a team OBP of .275 as well as a team batting average of .209 for the year.
The Royals have a team WHIP of 1.622 in addition to having a FIP of 4.13 as a unit on the year. They rank 29th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 57. 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). Their K/BB ratio is 2.50 (40 strikeouts against 16 free passes). They have allowed 6 home runs and they yield 6.80 runs per 9 innings (30th in MLB).
Kansas City has yet to attempt a save. They rank 28th in baseball holding a save rate of 0.0%, and they have dispatched 22 relief pitchers onto the field over the course of the season. Their relief pitchers have come in 12 times in high leverage situations and also on 9 occasions with runners on. Kansas City relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 57.1% out of their 14 inherited runners. The Royals have no saves yet this season.
The Kansas City Royals have turned 5 double plays and own a fielding percentage of 1.000 (2nd in the majors). The Royals have 40 assists, 0 errors and have earned 135 putouts over the course of the season. In their 405 innings played, the Royals have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 63.8% (30th in professional baseball).
So far in his career, Bubic has conceded 176 base knocks while earning 163 punch outs in 180 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 93 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.434 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.1. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.96 and he has gone up against 785 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Bubic (7-14 win-loss mark in his career) has a 4.63 ERA while giving up 8.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas City (-125)
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