Tigers vs. Royals - 5/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (18-10) at Detroit Tigers (18-11)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 1:08 pm (Comerica Park)
J Guthrie (1-2) (6.52) vs. A Sanchez (2-3) (5.11)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -155 / Kansas City Royals +145 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-KC, FSN-DET, FS1
The Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers play game two of their series Saturday afternoon.
The Kansas City Royals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Royals have allowed 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Royals have lost five of their last seven games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Mike Moustakas leads Kansas City with 37 hits and 10 RBI while Kendrys Morales and Eric Hosmer have combined for 46 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have lost four of their last six games on the road. Jeremy Guthrie gets the nod, and he’s 1-2 with a 6.52 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. Guthrie is 9-8 with a 4.84 ERA and 72 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Tigers have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Tigers have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Kinsler and Miguel Cabrera have combined for 74 hits and 35 RBI while Yoenis Cespedes has 17 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have split their last six games on their home field. Anibal Sanchez takes the hill, and he’s 2-3 with a 5.11 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. Sanchez is 6-2 with a 1.40 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 9-4 in their last 13 during game 2 of a series and 8-3 in Guthries last 11 starts. The Tigers are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 1-4 in Sanchezs last 5 starts. The Royals are 2-5 in Guthries last 7 starts vs. Tigers and the Tigers are 5-0 in Sanchezs last 5 starts vs. Royals.
With both teams struggling, I'm going with the side that's paying plus money. Give me the Royals with a pitcher who has won eight of his last 11 starts.