Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers Prediction 05-24-2023 MLB Picks

Chris RuffoloMay 24, 2023
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The Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals meet in an AL Central division matchup in MLB action from Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.


Kansas City is listed as a -120 home favorite while Detroit is a +100 road underdog. The total for this game is set at 9 runs.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Matthew Boyd will start for Detroit here and is 3-3 with a 6.21 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. Zack Greinke will start for Kansas City and is 1-5 with a 4.82 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season.

Matchup History

Kansas City’s 4-1 win over Detroit on Tuesday snapped the Tigers’ four-game win streak in this head-to-head matchup.


Detroit is 13-4 in their last 17 division games and 6-2 in their last 8 games following a loss while the over is 8-1 in their last 9 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400. Kansas City is 7-18 in their last 25 home games and 9-24 in their last 33 games following a win while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 division games.


I’m backing the Tigers here. I like Zack Greinke at home, but the Royals are just a disaster from top to bottom and there’s only so much Greinke can do and even then, he’s still counting down the days before he rides off into the sunset and Detroit will likely try to expedite that process. The Tigers are just the better team in my eyes playing far better ball and I think they get the win on the road in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Detroit +100
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