Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction 05-22-2023 MLB Picks

Randy ChambersMay 21, 2023
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The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals meet Monday in MLB action atKauffman Stadium. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

Detroit Tigers Betting Preview

The Detroit Tigers have scored 14 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 10 games. The Tigers have won 9 of their last 11 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Riley Greene leads the Tigers with 48 hits and 16 RBI, while Spencer Torkelson and Javier Baez have combined for 75 hits and 40 RBI. Michael Lorenzen gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 3.44 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. This will be Lorenzen’s second career game against the Royals.

Kansas City Royals Betting Preview

The Kansas City Royals have scored 3 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 6 of their last 9 games. The Royals have lost 7 straight games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Salvador Perez leads the Royals with 47 hits and 26 RBI, while Vinnie Pasquantino and Bobby Witt Jr. have combined for 89 hits and 40 RBI. Brady Singer gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 7.09 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. Singer is 6-0 with a 2.44 ERA and 57 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.


The Tigers are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series and 5-0 in their last 5 Monday games. The Royals are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 16-41 in their last 57 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Tigers last 5 road games. The under is 4-0 in Royals last 4 overall. The Tigers are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

Randy’s Pick

It's kind of crazy to get the Detroit Tigers at plus money here. Michael Lorenzen hasn't been terrible through 34 innings, and the Tigers' offense has picked up over the last two weeks. The Kansas City Royals are coming off three straight brutal offensive performances, and Brady Singer is rocking a 7.09 ERA and 1.53 WHIP through 45.2 innings. Why the Tigers the underdog? Not buying it. Give me the road team.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:Detroit Tigers +109
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