Royals vs. Tigers Prediction
Following a split of a doubleheader on Friday, will it be the Detroit Tigers or the Kansas City Royals that get the edge in this weekend series when the two meet at 1:10PM ET today?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, April 21, 2018
1:10PM ET, Comerica Park
TV: FSKC (KC); FSDT (Det)
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Tigers are favored at home today, as they are getting odds of -115 to win at home, while the Royals are listed with a money line of +105 to prevail. The over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. Currently, 67% of the wagers are going on the Tigers at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Tigers fail to get to .500
The Detroit Tigers had a chance to get to .500 on Friday night, but blew a late lead in a 3-2 loss to the Royals as the second part of a doubleheader. Detroit is now 8-10 on the season and 5-6 at home. The Tigers are putting up and allowing 4.41 runs per game.
Mike Fiers is getting his third start for Detroit today. He is 1-1 through his two starts, allowing five earned runs over 11.2 innings. Fiers has a 3.86 ERA with a 1.11 WHIP and 10 strikeouts.
Royals end losing streak
The Royals put an end to their nine-game losing streak with Friday night’s victory over the Tigers. That pushes their record to 4-14 on the season and 3-7 on the road. KC is averaging 3.12 runs per game while allowing 5.47 per contest.
Danny Duffy gets the start for the Royals this afternoon. He is 0-2 on the year with a 3.86 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP. He has been getting progressively better with each start. His last outing was six scoreless innings against the Blue Jays. He has 23 strikeouts with 11 walks over 21 innings this year.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals have lost Duffy’s last five starts and five of his last six starts against AL Central opponents. They also have lost five of his last seven road starts.
Detroit is just 1-5 in its last six games against a left-handed starter and they are 3-10 in their last 13 Game 3’s of a series. However, the Tigers have won four of their last five against a team with a win percentage below .400.
The Tigers had a chance to sweep the doubleheader on Friday, but let a defensive error cost them. Detroit appears to be the better team as Kansas City just can’t sustain much offense. I think the Tigers’ pitching will continue to hold them down while the batting order manufactures some runs on Duffy.
The Pick: Detroit Tigers -115