Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 7/3/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Sunday, July 3, 2022
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (-105) Detroit (-115)
The Kansas City Royals (28-47) are traveling to Comerica Park on Sunday where they will meet the Detroit Tigers (29-46). The odds on this game have Kansas City at -105 while Detroit is sitting at -115. The betting total is set at 7. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Kris Bubic and Beau Brieske.
Kansas City is slugging .373 and have been rung up 571 times, while being walked on 224 occasions. They have compiled 272 RBI's in addition to 603 hits for the season, while their team batting average is .238. The Royals have tallied 121 doubles as a team and have knocked 61 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accounted for 286 runs scored and hold an OBP of .303. As a squad, the Kansas City Royals are knocking in 3.8 runs per game, which ranks them 27th in the league.
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Royals pitchers have allowed 78 long balls and 387 runs in total (25th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 293 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.49 as a unit on the year. They have a K/BB ratio of 1.84 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.47. The Royals have an ERA of 4.92 so far this year (27th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 540 hitters.
The Royals have sent 272 relievers to the hill for the season. The relievers have inherited 156 runners on the season with 30.1% of them crossed the plate. They have accumulated 16 saves on the season and have not converted 9 out of their 25 chances to save the game. The Royals bullpen have a save percentage of 64.0% and has entered the game in 65 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 38 holds on the year (19th in MLB). Royals pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 99 times and also have had 83 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Royals have converted 68.7% of balls in play into outs in their 5,940 innings, which has them sitting at 23rd in the majors. The Kansas City Royals have accumulated 1,980 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 692 assists and 32 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .988 which puts them in 5th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 61 double plays.
Bubic (8-18 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 5.13 and he has gone up against 962 opposing batters during his time in the majors. He has conceded 223 hits (9.2 hits per nine innings) and has had 104 free passes. His earned run average is 4.94 (120 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.495. Bubic has taken the hill for 218 innings and has 196 strikeouts during his career.
The Detroit Tigers have earned an on-base percentage of .283 as well as a batting average of .227 this season. They have been rung up on 631 occasions (20th in the league) and have recorded 556 base hits. Detroit has accounted for 42 home runs on the year to go along with 214 RBIs. The Tigers have a team SLG% of .331 and they score 2.97 runs per outing (30th in baseball). They have put up 100 two-baggers, while getting a free base 174 times as well as racking up 223 runs.
The Detroit pitching staff have surrendered 322 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 4.08 (297 earned runs relinquished). They have given up 77 long balls and they concede 4.42 runs per 9 innings (20th in the league). The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.255 and have a FIP of 3.99 as a squad over the course of the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.55 (582 strikeouts against 228 bases on balls). They rank 7th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 594.
Detroit relievers have an inherited score percentage of 25.9% out of their 81 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 68 times in high leverage situations in addition to 50 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 68 save situations, the Tigers have amassed 42 holds and also 6 blown saves. They are ranked 5th in baseball with a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 268 relievers onto the field so far this year. Detroit has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 24 save opportunities and they have recorded 18 saves.
In 5,895 innings on the field, the Tigers have earned a efficiency on defense of 70.6% (11th in the majors). The Detroit Tigers have turned 57 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .985 (14th in the majors). The Tigers have racked up 628 assists, 39 errors and have a tally of 1,965 putouts so far this year.
So far in his pro baseball career, Brieske has surrendered 60 hits while he has earned 43 strikeouts in 63 innings. Brieske (1-6 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 4.55 earned run average while conceding 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 32 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.263 and having a FIP of 5.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.15 and he has faced 266 batters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit (-115)
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