Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 9/27/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
The Detroit Tigers (60-92) will take on the Kansas City Royals (63-90) at Comerica Park on Tuesday. The expected starting pitchers will be Zack Greinke and Joey Wentz.
Kansas City has a slugging percentage of .381 and have been rung up 1,216 times, while drawing a walk on 435 occasions. They have 585 RBI's as well as 1,254 base knocks on the season, and their batting average sits at .245. The Royals have recorded 237 doubles as a squad and have hit 129 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 608 runs scored and have an OBP of .307. As a squad, the Kansas City Royals are scoring 4.0 runs per game, which is 24th in MLB.
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The Royals have an earned run average of 4.70 on the season (26th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,122 hitters. They have walked 566 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.46 as a squad on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.98 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.48. Royals pitchers have conceded 166 long balls in addition to 764 runs (26th in baseball).
Royals pitchers have come into the game with runners on 172 times as well as having 161 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have notched 80 holds so far this season (15th in MLB). The Royals bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 61.5% and has entered the game in 137 save situations. They have tallied 32 saves so far this season and have blown 20 out of their 52 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 280 runners so far this year and 29.6% of those players crossed home plate. The Royals have dispatched 532 relievers to the hill this year.
The Royals have transformed 67.6% of balls in play into outs in their 12,054 innings, ranking them 27th in professional baseball. The Kansas City Royals are sitting with 4,018 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,434 assists and 76 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which is 10th in the majors, and they have turned 144 double plays.
Greinke (223-141 record in his career) has a FIP of 3.47 while he has faced 13,235 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 3,039 base knocks (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has 737 walks. His earned run average is 3.44 (1,237 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.168. Greinke has thrown 3,234 frames and has earned 2,879 punch outs during his pro baseball career.
The Detroit Tigers have compiled an on-base percentage of .286 in addition to a batting average of .230 for the year. They have been called out on strikes on 1,333 instances (9th in the league) and are sitting with 1,162 base hits. Detroit has recorded 99 long balls so far this year to go along with 490 runs batted in. The Tigers hold a team SLG% of .345 and they are recording 3.38 runs per outing (30th in the league). They have hit 224 two-baggers, while taking a walk 353 times as well as scoring 513 runs.
The Detroit pitching staff have conceded 671 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 4.07 (601 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 156 dingers and they relinquish 4.54 runs per 9 innings (20th in MLB). The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.286 and have a FIP of 4.15 as a unit for the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.37 (1,109 strikeouts vs 468 walks). They sit at 13th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,242.
With 136 save situations, the Tigers have tallied 84 holds and 16 blown saves. Detroit has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 50 save opportunities and they have come away with 34 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 143 times in high leverage situations and on 108 occasions with base runners. Detroit relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.1% out of 175 inherited base runners. They rank 10th in MLB holding a save rate of 68.0%, and they have sent 540 relievers to the mound for the season.
The Detroit Tigers have turned 127 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (23rd in pro baseball). The Tigers have recorded 1,314 assists, 89 errors and have earned a total of 3,990 putouts this year. Out of their 11,970 innings on the field, the Tigers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (11th in MLB).
In his career, Wentz has surrendered 16 hits while tallying 19 strikeouts in 23 innings pitched. Wentz (2-2 win-loss mark in his career) has a 3.13 earned run average while giving up 6.3 hits per nine innings. He has conceded 8 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 0.957 and having a FIP of 2.9. His K/BB ratio is 3.17 and he has gone up against 92 hitters in his career.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kansas City
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