Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 9/9/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Friday, September 9, 2022
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+110) Kansas City (-130)
The Detroit Tigers (52-85) are headed to Kauffman Stadium on Friday where they will play the Kansas City Royals (56-82). The moneyline on this contest has Detroit at +110 and Kansas City is coming in at -130. The betting total comes in at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Joey Wentz and Daniel Lynch.
As a unit, the Detroit Tigers are recording 3.3 runs per game, which has them at 30th in MLB. They have accumulated 449 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .285. The Tigers have recorded 201 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 84 baseballs out of the stadium. They have compiled 429 RBI's and 1,036 base knocks this year, while their average at the plate comes in at .229. Detroit is slugging .338 and have been called out on strikes 1,198 times, while drawing a walk on 323 occasions.
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The Tigers have an ERA of 4.13 on the campaign (21st in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,007 batters. They have walked 424 hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.15 as a squad on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio is 2.38 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.30. Tigers pitchers have allowed 142 long balls and also 613 runs (20th in baseball).
The Tigers have sent 492 relievers to the hill on the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 158 runners on the campaign and 27.8% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have tallied 31 saves so far this year and have not converted 14 of 45 save chances. The Tigers relievers have earned a save percentage of 68.9% and has entered the game in 123 save situations. The bullpen are sitting with 76 holds on the year (11th in MLB). Tigers relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 95 times as well as having 132 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Tigers have converted 69.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of 10,764 innings on the diamond, ranking them 15th in pro baseball. The Detroit Tigers have earned 3,588 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,171 assists and 81 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which puts them in 23rd in the majors, and have a total of 117 double plays.
Wentz has taken the ball for 6 innings and has earned 5 punch outs thus far in his career. Wentz (0-1 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 2.51 while he has gone up against 29 batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 8.10 (6 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.500. He has surrendered 8 base hits (10.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 2 walks.
Kansas City has hit 119 HRs over the course of the season to go along with 522 runs batted in. They have recorded 206 doubles, while taking a walk 401 times as well as scoring 543 runs. The Kansas City Royals have earned an on-base percentage of .308 in addition to a batting average of .244 so far this season. The Royals hold a team slugging % of .380 and they average 3.93 runs per outing (24th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 1,108 instances (21st in the league) and have a total of 1,129 base hits.
The Kansas City pitching staff have given up 692 runs this year while holding an ERA of 4.69 (630 earned runs surrendered). They have allowed 155 dingers and they allow 5.15 runs per 9 innings (26th in baseball). The Royals hold a team WHIP of 1.473 in addition to having a FIP of 4.51 as a staff on the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.97 (1,007 strikeouts against 511 walks). They are sitting at 29th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,272.
Kansas City has called on relievers to take the mound in 45 save opportunities and they have converted 28 saves. They rank 18th in MLB holding a save percentage of 62.2%, and they have sent 478 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the campaign. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 152 times in high leverage situations and on 156 occasions with runners on. Kansas City relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 28.9% out of 253 inherited runners. Sitting with 120 save situations, the Royals have amassed 71 holds and also 17 blown saves.
In their 10,893 innings on the field, the Royals hold a efficiency on defense of 67.9% (27th in professional baseball). The Kansas City Royals have turned 122 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .986 (17th in the majors). The Royals have recorded 1,282 assists, 72 errors and have notched a total of 3,631 putouts during this campaign.
Thus far in his career, Lynch has conceded 201 hits while tallying 156 K's in 176 innings pitched. He has surrendered 101 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.577 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.03 and he has faced 802 opposing hitters during his MLB career. Lynch (8-15 mark in his career) is the owner of a 5.16 earned run average and has surrendered 10.3 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas City (-130)
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