Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers MLB Betting Prediction

MLB City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction 4/28/2024

The Kansas City Royals (17-11) travel to face off against the Detroit Tigers (15-12) on Sunday, April 28th. This game will be played at Comerica Park in Detroit and televised on BSDET. The Tigers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Royals are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Tigers. First pitch is set for 1:40 ET.

Royals vs Tigers

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Detroit rallied for five runs in the 7th inning in the most recent game of this Tigers vs. Royals series. The Tigers scored one run in the 1st inning but didn’t score another run until putting up five in the 7th, picking up a 6-5 win. Heading into the game, the Tigers were favored at -114 on the money line.

Kansas City wasted a good outing from Brady Singer, as he gave up just one run in five innings of work for the Royals. Chris Stratton took the loss. Alex Faedo got the win out of the bullpen for the Tigers as Casey Mize went five innings, giving up two earned runs.

Offensively, the Tigers were led by Matt Vierling, who went 1/2 with a home run and three RBIs. Maikel Garcia also had a two-hit game for Detroit. For the Royals, Salvador Perez went 2/4 with an RBI.

Kansas City is 17-11 overall this season, and they are 2nd in the AL Central, 2.5 games behind the Guardians for the division lead. The Royals lost the series opener vs. the Tigers but won the final game of their series vs. the Blue Jays. So far, they have been good against other AL Central teams, going 8-4.

At home, the Royals have gone 12-5 this season. On the road, they are just under .500 at 5-6. Kansas City has been good in night games this season, going 10-4. So far, they have been good as the underdog, putting together an 11-8 record. As for their overall series record, the Royals are 4-4 this season.

When the Royals are on the road, they have been a good bet to cover the run line, going 7-4 so far this season. In their last two games, they have covered the run line, and they have covered in five straight games when they are the underdog. Overall, they are 18-10 vs. the run line this season.

The Royals have played 26 games this season, and the over/under line has been set at 7.5 runs only twice. In those two games, the over has hit once, and the other game ended in a push. The combined run average in Royals games this season is 7.8 runs per game, and the over/under record for the Royals this season is 9-17.

Michael Wacha Gets The Start For The Royals

Michael Wacha is on the mound for the Royals as they take on the Tigers on the road. Wacha has picked up a win and a no-decision in his first two starts, and he is coming off a start in which he went 4 1/3 innings, giving up 2 earned runs and striking out 4. He has 12 strikeouts in 13 1/3 innings pitched this season.

Royals Offense Breakdown

Salvador Perez has been on a tear for the Royals as of late, hitting .382 over his last 10 games with two homers and nine RBIs. His 26 RBIs for the season are 2nd in the league, and he also leads the team with seven home runs. Perez also comes into the game on a six-game hitting streak. Maikel Garcia has also been swinging the bat well for the Royals, going 12/35 over his last nine games.

As a team, the Royals are averaging 4.7 runs per game and are 6th in the league in home runs. However, they have been striking out at a high rate and have a collective on-base percentage of just .303. So far, they have been a better offensive team at home, averaging 5.2 runs per game.

Detroit’s overall record is 15-12 heading into today’s matchup vs. the Royals. They are 4.0 games behind the Guardians for the AL Central lead. The Tigers are 8-4 in divisional games this season. Detroit closed out their series vs. the Royals with a win and will be the home team today.

At home, the Tigers are just 5-8 this year, but they have been good on the road at 10-4. So far, they have gone 7-6 as the favorite and 8-6 as the underdog. The Tigers’ overall series record is 4-2-2, and they have won two straight series overall and two straight series on the road.

When betting on the Tigers run line, it’s been a much better proposition to take them on the road, where they are 9-5 against the run line compared to just 2-11 at home. As the underdog, they are 10-4 vs. the run line, while as the favorite, they are just 1-12. Their average run differential in losses is -3.2, while in wins, it’s +2.5.

The Detroit Tigers have played 25 games this season, and the Over/Under record is 12-13. The average over/under line for their games is 8 runs, and the combined run average in their games is 7.9 runs per game. In games with an over/under line of 7.5 runs, the record is 4-4. The over has hit in 59.3% of their games this season, with 16 games having over/under lines set higher than 7.5 runs.

Tarik Skubal Gets The Start For The Tigers

Coming off a win in his last start, Tarik Skubal will be on the mound for the Detroit Tigers today, as they take on the Kansas City Royals. Skubal has been impressive in his first two starts, as he has 20 strikeouts in 12 innings of work. He started the season with a no-decision vs. the Rangers, then picked up a win vs. the Rays.

Tigers Offense Breakdown

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Mark Canha has been on a tear for the Tigers of late, going 10/24 in his last seven games, including two home runs. He also has a six-game hitting streak coming into today’s game. For the season, he is batting .273 with a team-high 15 RBIs and five homers. Riley Greene and Canha are tied for the team lead in homers, but Greene is batting just .234 for the season.

As a team, the Tigers are averaging only 4 runs per game, and they are also near the bottom of the league in most major offensive categories, including team batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage. Detroit is also one of the worst home run-hitting teams in the league.


Royals vs Tigers Prediction


Our pick for this Royals vs. Tigers matchup is to take the Royals on the money line, with the payout sitting at +136. We actually have the Royals winning this one by a score of 5-4.

Looking at the starting pitchers, our projections have Tarik Skubal finishing with more strikeouts than Michael Wacha, but we have Skubal finishing with seven K’s and Wacha with five.

Offensively, we have the Royals finishing with more runs than the Tigers, and in terms of home runs, the Royals are projected to finish with more than the Tigers.

However, if you are looking for a parlay, you could take the Royals on the money line and look to pair that with Skubal finishing with the most strikeouts.

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