Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 9/28/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+100) Detroit (-120)
Comerica Park is the location where the Detroit Tigers (60-92) will play the Kansas City Royals (63-90) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this matchup has Kansas City at +100 while Detroit is sitting at -120. The over/under is 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Daniel Lynch and Matt Manning.
The Royals have hit 236 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 129 balls out of the park. Kansas City owns a slugging percentage of .381 and have struck out 1,216 times, while being walked on 435 occasions. As a unit, the Kansas City Royals are knocking in 4.0 runs per contest, which ranks them 24th in baseball. They have accumulated 584 runs batted in in addition to 1,254 base knocks on the season, while their team batting average is .245. They have notched a total of 608 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .307.
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The Royals have an earned run average of 4.70 for the season (27th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 1,122 hitters. They have a K/BB ratio of 1.98 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.48. Royals pitchers have surrendered 166 long balls and 764 total runs (26th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 566 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.46 as a squad on the season.
Royals relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 172 times in addition to having 161 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have tallied 80 holds for the year (15th in baseball). The Royals relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 61.5% and has come into the game in 137 save situations. They have tallied 32 saves this year and have blown 20 of their 52 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 280 runners over the course of the season and 29.6% of those runners ended up scoring. The Royals have dispatched 532 relievers to the hill so far this year.
The Royals have converted 67.6% of baseballs in play into outs in their 12,054 innings on the field, which has them ranked 27th in pro baseball. The Kansas City Royals have accounted for 4,018 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 1,434 assists and 76 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which puts them in 11th in baseball, and have accumulated 144 double plays.
Lynch (8-17 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.65 while facing 863 opposing batters during his time in the majors. He has given up 222 hits (10.6 hits per nine innings) with 80 free passes. His earned run average is 5.29 (111 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.598. Lynch has taken the hill for 189 innings and has 171 K's in his pro baseball career.
The Detroit Tigers are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .286 as well as a team batting average of .230 for the year. They have been called out on strikes on 1,333 instances (9th in MLB) and have accounted for 1,162 base knocks. Detroit has a total of 99 long balls on the campaign and 490 RBIs. The Tigers have a SLG% of .345 and they have an average of 3.38 runs per game (30th in the league). They have notched 224 doubles, while getting a free base 353 times as well as scoring 513 runs.
The Tigers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.286 in addition to having a FIP of 4.15 as a staff over the course of the season. They are currently ranked 13th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 1,242. The Detroit pitching staff have conceded 671 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 4.07 (601 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.37 (1,109 strikeouts vs 468 walks). They have allowed 156 homers and they yield 4.54 runs per 9 innings (20th in MLB).
Detroit relievers have an inherited score rate of 29.1% of 175 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 145 times in high leverage situations and also on 108 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 136 save situations, the Tigers have compiled 84 holds in addition to 16 blown saves. They are ranked 10th in MLB with a save percentage of 68.0%, and they have sent 540 relievers to the hill this year. Detroit has had relief pitchers enter the game in 50 save opportunities and they have come away with 34 saves.
In their 11,970 innings played, the Tigers have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (11th in professional baseball). The Detroit Tigers have turned 127 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (23rd in MLB). The Tigers have recorded 1,314 assists, 89 errors and have earned 3,990 putouts on the season.
Manning (6-10 career win-loss mark) has a 4.79 earned run average while allowing 9.2 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.02 and he has faced 648 batters in his pro baseball career. He has allowed 79 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.369 and having a FIP of 4.3. In his MLB career, Manning has allowed 151 base hits while he has earned 105 punch outs in 148 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kansas City (+100)
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