Tigers vs. Royals - 9/20/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (86-61) at Detroit Tigers (68-78)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 1:08 pm (Comerica Park)
K Medlen (4-1) (3.92) vs. A Simon (13-9) (4.91)
The Line: Detroit Tigers +115 / Kansas City Royals -125 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Tigers look to sweep the Kansas City Royals Sunday afternoon.
The Kansas City Royals need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Royals have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Royals have split their last six when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 166 hits and 84 RBI while Kendrys Morales and Lorenzo Cain have combined for 170 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have lost five of their last seven road games. Kris Medlen gets the ball, and he’s 4-1 with a 3.92 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Medlen is 1-1 with a 4.38 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Tigers have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Tigers have won five straight when scoring more than three runs. Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 178 hits and 70 RBI while J.D. Martinez and Miguel Cabrera have combined for 168 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have won five of their last seven home games. Alfredo Simon takes the hill, and he’s 13-9 with a 4.91 ERA and 109 strikeouts this season. Simon is 3-2 with a 5.74 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 4-10 in their last 14 overall. The Tigers are 2-7 in their last 9 during game 3 of a series and 4-1 in Simons last 5 home starts. The over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
It's getting quite annoying thinking the Royals are going to break out of their funk only for them to stink it up once again. The Tigers are playing are playing decent lately and getting plus money against a KC team that's chilling is OK with me.