Tigers vs. Royals - 8/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (62-42) at Detroit Tigers (51-54)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 7:08 pm (Comerica Park)
D Duffy (4-5) (4.28) vs. J Verlander (1-3) (4.86)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -105 / Kansas City Royals -105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSKC, FSDT
The Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers begin a three-game series Tuesday night.
The Kansas City Royals look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Royals have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Royals have won four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 121 hits and 58 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar have combined for 82 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have lost five of their last eight road games. Danny Duffy gets the nod, and he’s 4-5 with a 4.28 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. Duffy is 2-6 with a 3.16 ERA and 45 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Tigers have scored 15 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Tigers have lost six of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 124 hits and 47 RBI while J.D. Martinez and Nick Castellanos have combined for 121 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have lost four of their last six home games. Justin Verlander takes the hill, and he’s 1-3 with a 4.86 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. Verlander is 19-7 with a 3.17 ERA and 205 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 20-7 in their last 27 games following an off day and 4-1 in Duffys last 5 starts. The Tigers are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series and 70-34 in Verlanders last 104 home starts. The Tigers are 5-2 in Verlanders last 7 starts vs. Royals.
The Tigers are a complete mess right now, but Verlander has found his footing and has allowed one earned run in three of his last four starts. The sweet, low line looks nice to me.