Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 9/4/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Sunday, September 4, 2022
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
The Detroit Tigers (50-81) will compete against the Kansas City Royals (53-79) at Comerica Park on Sunday. The starting pitchers are Brady Singer and Matt Manning.
The Royals have hit 197 doubles as a team and have knocked 112 balls out of the park. Kansas City has a slugging rate of .379 and have struck out 1,060 times, while taking a walk on 378 occasions. As a unit, the Kansas City Royals are putting up 3.9 runs per game, which has them at 24th in baseball. They have accrued 496 runs batted in in addition to 1,080 hits for the year, and their batting average is .244. They have earned a total of 516 runs while having a team OBP of .307.
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The Royals are sitting with a team ERA of 4.76 on the year (27th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 970 hitters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.95 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.48. Royals pitchers have given up 150 home runs and 672 total runs (28th in baseball). They have walked 497 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.54 as a team on the campaign.
The Royals bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 61.4% and has come into the game in 119 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 247 runners this season with 28.7% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Royals relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 151 times in addition to having 145 appearances in high leverage situations. The Royals have dispatched 459 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. The bullpen have racked up 71 holds for the year (12th in MLB). They have 27 saves on the season and have not converted 17 of their 44 save opportunities.
The Royals have transformed 67.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 10,407 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 28th in baseball. The Kansas City Royals are sitting with 3,469 putouts for the season, as well as 1,225 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which is 17th in pro baseball, and they have turned 118 double plays.
Singer has thrown 314 innings and has tallied 316 K's thus far in his career. His earned run average is 4.12 (144 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.317. He has surrendered 308 hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 106 walks. Singer (16-19 career record) sits with a FIP of 3.89 while he has gone up against 1,343 opposing batters in the majors.
The Tigers hold a slugging percentage of .335 and they tally 3.29 runs per game (30th in baseball). They have recorded 191 doubles, while taking a walk 307 times as well as racking up 431 runs. Detroit has a total of 76 home runs this season as well as 411 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,151 instances (7th in MLB) and have totaled 988 hits. The Detroit Tigers have an OBP of .284 as well as a batting average of .228 for the season.
The Detroit pitching staff have relinquished 575 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 4.06 (515 earned runs surrendered). They have yielded 128 homers and they concede 4.53 runs per 9 innings (20th in baseball). The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.292 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.09 as a unit on the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.35 (956 strikeouts against 406 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 17th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 1,070.
With 119 save situations, the Tigers have earned 75 holds in addition to 13 blown saves. Detroit has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 42 save opportunities and they have earned 29 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 121 times in high leverage situations and also on 89 occasions with base runners. Detroit relievers have an inherited score percentage of 29.1% out of 151 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 10th in the league with a save percentage of 69.0%, and they have dispatched 468 relievers to the hill on the year.
In their 10,284 innings on the diamond, the Tigers have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (12th in the majors). The Detroit Tigers have turned 113 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (24th in baseball). The Tigers have racked up 1,124 assists, 77 errors and have 3,428 putouts on the campaign.
In his pro baseball career, Manning has surrendered 136 hits while earning 89 strikeouts in 125 frames. He has given up 72 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.424 and a FIP of 4.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.07 and he has faced 553 batters during his career. Manning (5-9 mark in his career) has earned a 5.16 earned run average while allowing 9.7 hits per nine innings.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas City
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