Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals - 4/3/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (0-3) at Detroit Tigers (1-3)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 1:10 pm (Comerica Park)
Jake Junis (0-0) (0.00) vs. Matt Boyd (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -106 / Kansas City Royals -104 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Kansas City, FS-Detroit
The Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers tangle in game two of their MLB series on Tuesday.
The Kansas City Royals struggled on the mound and at the plate Monday in a 6-1 defeat at Detroit. Kansas City starter Jason Hammel was charged with five runs on seven hits and three BB over five frames to absorb the loss.
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The Royals managed five hits and walked twice with Drew Butera connecting on a sacrifice fly that plated Alcides Escobar who doubled and tripled. Jacob Junis kicks off his second season in the Majors with a start at Detroit on Tuesday. Junis made 16 starts and four relief appearances in 2016 where he was 9-3 with a 4.30 ERA.
The Detroit Tigers received a boost from their pitching and the bats took care of the rest in a series opening win versus the visiting Royals. Detroit starter Francisco Liriano allowed the only run through 6.2 frames while three relievers put up zeros.
The Tigers totaled ten hits and walked three times with Victor Martinez going 2-3 with three RBI’s while Miguel Cabrera drove in a run and scored. Nicholas Castellanos went 2-4 with an RBI and two runs while nine Tigers had at least one hit. Left hander Matthew Boyd toes the rubber against Kansas City on Tuesday for his first outing in 2018. Boyd made 25 starts and once in relief and went 6-11 with a 5.27 ERA.
Over is 6-2-1 in Junis' last 9 road starts and under is 6-2 in Junis' last 8 on grass. Detroit are 1-7 in their last 8 Tuesday games and over is 25-7-1 in Detroit last 33 home games and Detroit are 12-42 in their last 54 games on grass. Kansas City are 9-2 in the last 11 meetings.
I see Boyd pitching to the over against Kansas City so perhaps something on the over for now…