Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals Moneyline Play
Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals
Date: Wednesday, May 24th, 7:40 ET
Location: Kauffman Stadium
Money Line: Tigers -104/Royals -115 (Betting odds cost less at BAS!)
Total Line: 9
Here’s our betting preview for the upcoming MLB clash between the Kansas City Royals and the Tigers on Wednesday, May 24th at Kauffman Stadium. We provide you with a comprehensive analysis, odds, and predictions to help with your handicapping decision or tail our expert based on the projected lineups and listed starting pitchers.
|DET||-104||-1.5||O 9 (-112)|
|KC||-115||+1.5||U 9 (-108)|
Tigers vs. Royals Projected Lineup
|Bobby Witt Jr.||1||SS|
|Jackie Bradley Jr.||9||RF|
Straight Up/Over-Under/ Runline Record
Detroit Tigers: 21-25 SU / OU 23-22 / Runline 25-21
Kansas City Royals: 15-35 SU / OU 22-26 / Runline 18-32
For the season, the Tigers have put together a record of 21-25, including going just 4-6 over their last ten games. In the AL Central standings, they are 2nd, trailing by 2.5 games. This year, they have gone 10-10 at home and 11-15 on the road with an overall series mark of 7-7-1.
- The Tigers have covered the runline in 54.3% of their games and have an average run margin of -1.1
- The Tigers have been favored in 10.9% of their games and have runline records of 11-9 and 14-12 at home and on the road, respectively
- The over has hit in 51% of the Tigers’ 46 games at 23-22.
Heading into today’s action, the Royals’ record of 15-35 has them sitting 5th in the AL Central. Currently, they are 10.5 games out of the division lead. Over their last five games, they are 1-4 and have a road and home record of 8-17 and 7-18, respectively. Kansas City’s overall series record sits at 3-12.
- The Royals have covered the runline in 36.0% of their games and have an average run margin of -1.4
- The Royals have been favored in 10.0% of their games and have runline records of 7-18 and 11-14 at home and on the road, respectively
- So far, the Royals have an over/under record of just 22-26.
Across eight appearances, Matthew Boyd has a slugging percentage allowed of .424 and enters with a WHIP of 1.46. His overall record is 3-3 on an ERA of 6.21. For the season, he has a total of 33 K’s and is averaging 0.9 strikeouts per nine innings. Boyd’s record on the road is 3-0 and 0-3 at home. This includes an ERA of 4.25 (road) and 13.13 (home), respectively.
The last time, Matthew Boyd took the mound, he gave up three runs on four hits to the Nationals. Boyd picked up the win in the Tigers’ 8-6 victory.
Zack Greinke has an overall record of 1-5, and will get the start for the Royals. With 10 appearances, his ERA currently stands at 4.82, while his K/9 figure is 0.7. Additionally, he has a FIP of 4.60 and an OBP of .290.
In Zack Greinke’s last outing, the Royals lost by a score of 2-0 to the White Sox. In the game, he allowed two runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings.
Tigers vs. Royals Offense Outlook
Detroit’s home run count comes in at just 26th in the league with 38 home runs. Their batting average currently sits at .229, ranking 24th in the league. When it comes to OPS, the club is 29th in the league at .648.
Detroit Tigers Top Bats
Detroit Tigers Top Hitters: Last Five Games
This season, Kansas City is 25th in the league in runs scored, averaging 3.9 runs per game. Currently, they have hit 49 home runs, placing them 22nd. In terms of batting average, Kansas City is 24th in the league. On the road, their BA of .213 is 27th, compared to 27th (.219) when playing at home.
Kansas City Royals Top Bats
|Bobby Witt Jr.||.227||.266||.404||19||7||14|
Kansas City Royals Top Hitters: Last Five Games
|Jackie Bradley Jr.||.125||2||1||1||.312|
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