Royals vs. Tigers - 4/30/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (14-7) at Kansas City Royals (14-6)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
A Simon (4-0) (1.65) vs. D Duffy (1-0) (4.16)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -108 / Detroit Tigers -102 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
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The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals begin a four-game series early Thursday night.
The Detroit Tigers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Tigers have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Tigers have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three games. Miguel Cabrera leads Detroit with 30 hits and 17 RBI while Yoenis Cespedes and J.D. Martinez have combined for 32 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have won five of their last seven games on the road. Alfredo Simon gets the ball, and he’s 4-0 with a 1.65 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. Simon is 3-1 with a 3.18 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Royals have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Royals have won six of their last eight games when topping three runs. Mike Moustakas leads Kansas City with 30 hits and eight RBI while Kendrys Morales and Salvador Perez have combined for 29 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have won five of their last seven games on their home field. Danny Duffy takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 4.15 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. Duffy is 1-6 with a 3.42 ERA and 38 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 13-5 in their last 18 during game 1 of a series and 4-0 in Simons last 4 starts. The Royals are 22-6 in their last 28 during game 1 of a series and 6-1 in Duffys last 7 home starts. The Tigers are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Kansas City and 8-3 in the last 11 meetings overall.
Duffy has had no career success against the Tigers at all. Although the Royals and small chalk is great value, I have to play the Tigers in this spot.