Royals vs. Tigers Prediction
The Kansas City Royals put 15 runs on the scoreboard yesterday to even their series at the Detroit Tigers at a game apiece. Can Kansas City win this afternoon's series finale as the small underdogs?
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Comerica Park at 1:10PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Tigers are a -122 favorite on the moneyline. The Royals are a +112 underdog, while the over-under is set at 8.5 runs. As of Saturday morning, 63 percent of public bets are being placed on host Detroit. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Royals' bats shine in win
Kansas City pounded out 19 hits and hit a pair of home runs Saturday evening in a 15-3 win at Detroit to improve to 12-22 overall and 4-11 on the road. Whit Merrifield paced the Royals as he finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double, two walks and two runs. Adalberto Mondesi went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, two walks, three runs and three RBIs. Alex Gordon was 4-for-5 with a home run, two runs and five RBIs. Jorge Soler ended the game 3-for-6 with a double, two runs and two RBIs. Kelvin Gutierrez went 4-for-6 with a double, two runs and an RBI. Homer Bailey picked up the win as he allowed two earned runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and two walks over six innings. Brad Keller will start today for the Royals as he enters with a 2-3 record, 4.07 ERA and 1.31 WHIP plus 30 strikeouts over 42 innings of work.
Tigers hammered at home
Detroit lost to the tune of 15-3 at home Saturday evening versus Kansas City to fall to 14-16 overall and 7-6 at home. The Tigers trailed 7-0 in the third inning and were unable to recover. Jeimer Candelario finished 2-for-5 with his first home run and two RBIs. Ronny Rodriguez was 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk. Nick Castellanos ended the game 1-for-3 with a walk. Tyson Ross suffered the loss as he surrendered five earned runs on seven hits with one strikeout and two walks over 1 1/3 innings. Spencer Turnbull will take the ball today for Detroit as he comes in with a 2-2 record, 2.53 ERA and 1.22 WHIP with 31 strikeouts over 32 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals are 10-22 in their last 32 games. Kansas City is 5-21 in its last 26 Sunday games.
The Tigers are 0-4 in the last four Turnbull starts in game three of a series. Detroit is 4-1 in its last five home games versus Kansas City.
The Royals might have gotten all their offense out of the way for a few days. Turnbull is a superior starting pitcher to Ross and the Tigers will have their top relievers available. Keller has been a little underwhelming this season and relies on strong defense behind him as he has a low strikeout rate. Detroit has been solid at home thus far and I expect it to bounce back from yesterday's rough performance.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: DETROIT TIGERS -122