Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers - 8/28/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (53-78) at Kansas City Royals (40-91)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 8:15 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
Matt Boyd (8-11) (4.09) vs. Jake Junis (6-12) (4.70)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -121 / Detroit Tigers +111 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Kansas City, FS-Detroit
The Detroit Tigers visit the Kansas City Royals Tuesday in a AL Central MLB matchup.
The Detroit Tigers have dropped three in a row following a 7-2 defeat to the White Sox on Sunday. Detroit starter Jordan Zimmermann was charged with five runs on eight hits through five frames to fall to 6-6.
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The Tigers totaled 12 hits and a walk with Ronny Rodriguez going solo while Victor Martinez had two hits and knocked in Nicholas Castellanos.
The Tigers give Tuesday’s start at Kansas City to Matthew Boyd who is gunning for back to back wins. Boyd comes off of a 7-2 win versus the White Sox where he tossed six scoreless innings.
The Kansas City Royals saw their shot at a three game winning streak end in a 12-5 loss to Cleveland. Kansas City starter Jorge Lopez gave up five runs over four frames to get the loss while Burch Smith, Jake Newberry and Brandon Maurer combined to give up seven runs.
The Royals posted nine hits and a BB with Salvador Perez leaving the yard while Whit Merrifield went 2-5 with a homer and two runs followed by Lucas Duda who had a pair of hits including a home and three RBI’s.
Jakob Junis toes the rubber versus Detroit for the 4th time in 2018. Junis comes off of a 6-3 loss at Tampa Bay where he gave up four runs (two earned) on nine hits over 5.2 frames.
Over is 6-2 in Detroit last 8 games following a loss and Detroit are 7-20 in their last 27 Tuesday games and Detroit are 16-44 in their last 60 road games. Under is 9-3-1 in Kansas City last 13 Tuesday games and Kansas City are 19-54 in their last 73 overall and Kansas City are 3-8 in their last 11 Tuesday games. Kansas City are 4-0 in Junis' last 4 starts vs. Detroit and under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings in Kansas City.
I liked Junis in 2017 but not so much this season but if forced to make a pick will take the Royals…