Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers MLB Betting Prediction

MLB City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction 4/27/2024

The Kansas City Royals (17-10) travel to face off against the Detroit Tigers (14-12) on Saturday, April 27th. This game will be played at Comerica Park in Detroit and televised on BSKC. The Royals are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Tigers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Royals. First pitch is set for 6:10 ET.

Royals vs Tigers

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Thanks to a seven-run 9th inning for the Royals’ offense, they cruised to an easy 8-0 win over the Tigers in the most recent game of this series. Heading into the game, the Royals were at +108 on the money line.

The starting pitching matchup for this game featured Seth Lugo for the Royals, and he went seven innings while striking out nine and not giving up a run. Lugo picked up a win in the game, while Reese Olson went seven innings and gave up just one run for the Tigers.

Kansas City got a huge performance from Maikel Garcia, as he went 2/4 with two RBIs and scored three times. Both Bobby Witt Jr. and Andrew Benintendi each drove in two for the Royals’ offense.

Kansas City is on a four-game winning streak, and they will be looking for another win today as they take on the Tigers. Currently, they are 17-10 overall, putting them 2nd in the AL Central. The Royals are 1.5 games behind the Guardians for the lead in the division.

The Royals have an overall record of 4-4 in series this season. At home, they are 12-5 compared to 5-5 on the road. So far, they have been really good in night games, going 10-4. As the underdog, the Royals have gone 11-7 this season, and they are 6-3 as the favorite.

When the Royals are on the road, they have a run line record of 6-4, which is a winning percentage of 60%. Their average run margin is +0.9 runs per game, which is below their season average of +1.7 runs per game. As the underdog, they have a run line record of 12-6, while as the favorite, they are 5-4.

The Royals have had an O/U record of 8-17 this season, and the average O/U line in their games is 8 runs. When the line is set at 8 runs, their O/U record is 2-1-1. Overall, 70.4% of their games have had higher O/U lines than 8 runs, and 14.8% have had lower lines.

Brady Singer Gets The Start For The Royals

Brady Singer and the Royals are on the road to take on the Tigers. Singer has started 2 games on the road this season and has a no-decision and a loss. He has 5 strikeouts in each of his first two starts and has given up a home run in both outings.

Royals Offense Breakdown

Salvador Perez has been on a tear for the Royals of late, going 11/28 in his last eight games with two homers and eight RBIs. This has pushed his season average up to .344, and he is 2nd in the MLB with 25 RBIs. Perez is also on a five-game hitting streak. Maikel Garcia has also been swinging the bat well of late, hitting .333 over his last eight games.

As a team, the Royals are 10th in the league in runs per game at 4.7. They have been even better at home, averaging 5.2 runs per contest. Overall, they are the 5th ranked home run hitting team in the league and have the 6th best isolated power mark in the league. Collectively, the team is batting .237 and have the 2nd fewest strikeouts in the league.

Detroit’s overall record is 14-12 heading into today’s game vs. the Royals, and they are four games behind the Guardians for the AL Central lead. The Tigers dropped the first game of this series vs. the Royals and have lost two straight games overall. So far, they have gone 7-4 in AL Central play this year.

At home, the Tigers are just 4-8 this year, but they have been good on the road at 10-4. As the underdog, the Tigers have gone 8-6 this year, and they have won three straight games as the underdog. Detroit’s overall series record is 4-2-2, and they have won two straight series on the road.

When betting on the Detroit Tigers’ run line, you should consider their home/away splits. The Tigers are 2-10 against the run line at home, while they are 9-5 on the road. They have covered the run line in five straight games as the underdog and are 10-4 against the run line overall when getting points. Their average run differential in losses is -3.2, while it is +2.6 in wins.

The Tigers’ over/under record for the season is 11-13, and the average over/under line for their games is 8 runs. When the over/under line has been set at 8 runs, their record is 2-4-2. In total, 7 of their games have had over/under lines set above 8 runs, which accounts for 26.9% of their games this season. Their combined run average for the season is 7.8 runs per game.

Casey Mize Gets The Start For The Tigers

Casey Mize is taking the mound for the Tigers at home against the Royals. Mize has been solid in his first three starts, with a win over the Twins in his last outing. He went 6 innings and struck out 4, giving up 5 hits and 3 walks. Mize has yet to give up a home run this season.

Tigers Offense Breakdown

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Mark Canha has been swinging a hot bat of late for the Tigers, going 11/31 in his last nine games, including two home runs. He comes into the game with a five-game hitting streak. Canha’s 14 RBIs is 12th in the league and leads the Tigers. Kerry Carpenter is also near the top of the Tigers’ home run and RBI leaderboards, as he is 2nd in homers and 2nd in RBIs.

As a team, the Tigers are averaging just 3.9 runs per game, and they have been even worse at home, putting up just 3.2 runs per contest. Overall, they are batting just .219 and have the league’s 13th worst home run total. Detroit’s team OPS of .637 is also 24th in the league.


Royals vs Tigers Prediction


Our prediction for today’s Royals and Tigers matchup is to take the Tigers on the money line at -116. We have the Tigers winning this one by a final score of 6-5. At home, we like the Tigers’ payout compared to the Royals’ -104 payout.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Casey Mize is projected to finish with five strikeouts compared to Brady Singer with six. However, Mize has a better chance of picking up the win, ranking fifth compared to Singer at 12th.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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