Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 7/1/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Friday, July 1, 2022
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
The Detroit Tigers (29-45) will try to defeat the Kansas City Royals (27-47) at Comerica Park on Friday. The pitchers taking the mound are Brad Keller and Michael Pineda.
The Royals have accumulated 117 doubles as a squad and have knocked 58 baseballs out of the park. Kansas City is slugging .370 and have been rung up 560 times, while taking a walk on 220 occasions. As a unit, the Kansas City Royals are notching 3.9 runs per outing, which has them at 27th in baseball. They have accounted for 267 runs batted in as well as 586 hits so far this season, while their average at the plate is .238. They have accounted for 281 runs while having a team OBP of .303.
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The Royals hold a team earned run average of 5.05 this season (28th in the league), and they have struck out 527 batters. They have walked 288 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.53 as a team this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.83 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.49. Royals pitchers have conceded 77 home runs and also 385 total runs (26th in the league).
The Royals relief pitchers have a save percentage of 60.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 59 save situations. The relievers have inherited 153 runners for the year with 30.7% of those runners crossed the plate. Royals pitchers have entered the game with players on base 97 times as well as having 79 appearances in high leverage situations. The Royals have dispatched 266 relievers to the hill on the season. The relief pitchers have a total of 34 holds on the year (22nd in baseball). They have recorded 14 saves so far this season and have missed out on 9 out of their 23 save chances.
The Kansas City Royals have a tally of 1,926 putouts thus far, as well as 671 assists and 32 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .988 which has them sitting 5th in the majors, and they have turned 61 double plays. The Royals have turned 68.4% of balls hit into play into outs in their 5,778 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 26th in baseball.
Keller (31-44 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.17 while he has gone up against 2,454 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 564 hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 227 walks. His ERA is 4.08 (260 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.380. Keller has thrown 573 innings and has racked up 424 punch outs thus far in his career.
The Detroit Tigers have tallied an OBP of .283 in addition to a batting average of .227 on the season. They have struck out on 615 occasions (18th in the league) and have earned 542 hits. Detroit has compiled 41 home runs for the season and 210 runs batted in. The Tigers hold a team slugging % of .331 and they are recording 3.00 runs per game (30th in baseball). They have tallied 99 doubles, while walking 170 times and scoring 219 runs.
The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.254 in addition to having a FIP of 3.98 as a team on the year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.56 (568 strikeouts vs 222 walks). They sit at 7th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 577. They have yielded 74 home runs and they concede 4.48 runs per 9 innings (21st in MLB). The Detroit pitching staff have given up 317 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 4.13 (292 earned runs relinquished).
Detroit has had relievers step onto the mound in 23 save opportunities and they have walked away with 17 saves. They rank 5th in the league with a save percentage of 73.9%, and they have dispatched 261 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 65 times in high leverage situations and also on 49 occasions with runners on base. Detroit relievers hold an inherited score rate of 26.6% out of 79 inherited base runners. Sitting with 64 save situations, the Tigers have accrued 39 holds in addition to 6 blown saves.
In their 5,733 innings on the field, the Tigers are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 70.5% (11th in the majors). The Detroit Tigers have gotten 56 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (16th in MLB). The Tigers have recorded 612 assists, 39 errors and have accounted for 1,911 putouts for the year.
Pineda (63-56 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.96 ERA and has conceded 8.7 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.39 and he has faced 4,077 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has allowed 433 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.188 and a FIP of 3.7. Thus far in his career, Pineda has given up 952 base hits while he has totaled 952 punch outs in 984 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit
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