Royals vs. Tigers - 5/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (15-7) at Kansas City Royals (14-7)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
K Lobstein (2-1) (3.50) vs. C Young (1-0) (1.86)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -114 / Detroit Tigers +104 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-DET, FSN-KC
The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals play game two of their four-game series Friday night.
The Detroit Tigers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Tigers have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Tigers have lost five of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Miguel Cabrera leads Detroit with 31 hits and 17 RBI while Yoenis Cespedes and J.D. Martinez have combined for 32 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have won four of their last five games on the road. Kyle Lobstein gets the ball, and he’s 2-1 with a 3.50 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. This will be Lobstein’s first career game 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 24 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Royals have won seven of their last eight games when topping three runs. Mike Moustakas leads Kansas City with 32 hits and nine RBI while Kendrys Morales and Salvador Perez have combined for 31 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have won four of their last five games on their home field. Chris Young takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 1.86 ERA and five strikeouts this season. Young is 2-0 with a 1.67 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 25-10 in their last 35 vs. American League Central and 4-1 in Lobsteins last 5 starts with 4 days of rest. The Royals are 8-3 in their last 11 during game 2 of a series and 2-5 in their last 7 games as a favorite. The Tigers are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Kansas City and 8-3 in the last 11 meetings overall.
Both of these teams are so even, and the Tigers have had great success playing in Kansas City. I like the value of the plus money.