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Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction 5-21-24 Picks

Detroit Tigers (23-24) vs. Kansas City Royals (30-19)
May 21, 2024 7:40 pm EDT
The Line: Kansas City Royals -120 / Detroit Tigers +110; Over/Under: +9
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The Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals meet Tuesday in MLB action from Kauffman Stadium. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Casey Mize will get the start for the Tigers here and is 1-2 with a 3.50 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. In his last five starts against the Royals, Mize is 1-0 with a 4.44 ERA and 16 strikeouts. Alec Marsh will start for the Royals here and is 3-1 with a 2.43 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. This will be Marsh’s first career start against the Tigers.

Detroit Tigers Recap

The Detroit Tigers come into this one looking to bounce back from an 8-3 loss in Monday’s series opener against the Royals, putting their chances of back-to-back series wins in jeopardy after a series win over the Diamondbacks this past weekend.

Tigers Still Having Issues Offensively

Riley Greene leads the Tigers with 42 hits including 9 home runs and 20 RBIs along with a .246 batting average and a .356 OBP this season. Spencer Torkelson has a team-high 14 doubles along with 17 RBIs while Greene has a team-high 53 strikeouts this season. Mark Canha has 8 doubles, 6 home runs and 20 RBI and Javier Baez has a team-high 6 stolen bases.

Why the Detroit Tigers will win

  • The Royals have lost eight of their last nine night games against the Tigers following a win.
  • The Tigers have won seven of their last eight night games against the Royals following a loss.
  • The Tigers have covered the run line in seven of their last eight games as road underdogs against AL Central opponents.
  • The Royals have failed to cover the run line in each of their last seven Tuesday games as favorites.
  • The Tigers have led after 5 innings in three of their last four games as underdogs against American League opponents.

Kansas City Royals Recap

The Kansas City Royals come into this one looking to build on their four-game win streak and put themselves in a good spot for a second straight series win after sweeping the Oakland A’s this past weekend.

Royals Rolling Along At Home

Salvador Perez leads the Royals across the board with 58 hits, 9 home runs, 38 RBIs, a .341 batting average and a .404 OBP while Bobby Witt Jr. has 5 home runs, 25 RBIs and 6 triples. Nelson Velazquez also has a team-high 45 strikeouts while Witt Jr. has a team-high 15 stolen bases and Maikel Garcia has 5 home runs, 31 RBIs and 11 stolen bases this season.

Why the Kansas City Royals will win

  • The Royals have won each of their last 13 home games against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Tigers have lost seven of their last eight road games against American League opponents.
  • The Royals have covered the run line each of their last eight home games against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Tigers have failed to cover the run line in each of their last five games against the Royals following a loss.
  • The Royals have led after 3 innings in each of their last three night games against the Tigers.
  • The Royals have led after 5 innings in each of their last six night games against the Tigers.
  • The Royals have won the first inning in each of their last four home games against American League opponents that held a losing record.

Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction

I’m on the Royals here. I really like what I’ve seen from Alec Marsh and the Tigers have been known over the last couple of years to be slightly less effective against right-handed pitching. Not only that, the Royals have quickly turned into one of the league’s best home teams and the Tigers have had their fair share of inconsistencies at the plate as of late. All in all, I’m not looking to step in front of the Royals at home. Give me Kansas City here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Kansas City -120

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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