Tigers vs. Royals - 9/23/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (77-76) at Detroit Tigers (82-70)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 23, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Comerica Park)
D Duffy (12-2) (3.18) vs. Michael Fulmer (10-7) (3.03)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -120 / Kansas City Royals +110 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Kansas City Royals could use a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Royals have scored six runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Kansas City Royals offense has been hit or miss recently, and they’ve lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Alcides Escobar leads Kansas City with 161 hits, Eric Hosmer has 97 RBI and Kendrys Morales has 29 home runs. Danny Duffy gets the ball, and he’s 12-2 with a 3.18 ERA and 181 strikeouts this season. Duffy is 5-6 with a 3.42 ERA and 79 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers look to build on their recent four-game winning streak. The Tigers have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Detroit Tigers offense has caught fire as of late, and they’ve won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Miguel Cabrera leads Detroit with 172 hits, Ian Kinsler has 78 RBI and Victor Martinez has 25 home runs. Michael Fulmer takes the hill, and he’s 10-7 with a 3.03 ERA and 120 strikeouts this season. Fulmer is 0-2 with a 2.75 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 4-9 in their last 13 Friday games and 1-4 in Duffys last 5 starts. The Tigers are 20-7 in their last 27 during game 1 of a series and 1-4 in Fulmers last 5 starts. The Royals are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Detroit.
The Royals have cooled off big time and look like a team that's done fighting for a playoff spot. Meanwhile, the Tigers are catching fire at the right time and are currently in the second spot for the wild card. Fulmer also has an ERA under three. Have to side with the hot Tigers at home.