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Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals - 8/8/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers
Date & Time Thursday August 8, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Comerica Park
Detroit, Michigan
The Line
The Line: Kansas City Royals / Detroit Tigers -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
FSKC, FSDT
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The Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers meet Thursday in MLB action at Comerica Park.

The Kansas City Royals could use a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Royals have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. The Kansas City Royals have lost seven straight games when scoring three or less runs. Whit Merrifield leads the Royals with 145 hits and 55 RBI while Alex Gordon and Jorge Soler have combined for 217 hits and 139 RBI. Jorge Lopez gets the ball, and he is 1-7 with a 6.19 ERA and 80 strikeouts this season. Lopez is 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.

The Detroit Tigers could use a win after losing 13 of their last 16 games. The Tigers have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Detroit Tigers have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Miguel Cabrera leads the Tigers with 103 hits and 43 RBI while Niko Goodrum and JaCoby Jones have combined for 165 hits and 67 RBI. Matthew Boyd gets the ball, and he is 6-8 with a 3.91 ERA and 187 strikeouts this season. Boyd is 4-9 with a 6.29 ERA and 67 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.

The Royals are 33-77 in their last 110 road games, 0-4 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series and 1-10 in Lopez's last 11 starts. The Tigers are 23-48 in their last 71 during game 1 of a series, 12-39 in their last 51 home games and 0-6 in Boyd's last 6 home starts. The Royals are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Detroit and the over is 10-4-1 in Boyd's last 15 starts vs. Royals. The under is 3-1-1 in Boyd's last 5 starts overall. The over is 8-3-1 in Lopez's last 12 starts overall.

Lopez has allowed 22 hits and 12 earned runs in his last 16.2 innings, and he's a relief pitcher, so you're getting the Royals bullpen for this contest. Boyd has allowed 35 hits and 18 runs in his last 36.1 innings, but he has a 3.32 ERA and .229 allowed batting average in 62.1 innings at home. We've made a killing fading the Detroit Tigers all season long, the worst team in baseball i terms of money lost this season. However, the Tigers have a pitching advantage here and the Royals are in a brutal schedule spot after their game in Boston took until one in the morning to suspend. The Royals will be getting in very late. The Tigers should get a rare victory.

Pick:
Detroit Tigers

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