Tigers vs. Royals Prediction
Can the Detroit Tigers find a way to salvage a 4-game series with the Kansas City Royals when the two conclude their series today at 2:15PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, May 6, 2018
2:15PM ET – Kauffman Stadium
TV: FSKC (KC); FSDT (Det)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Royals are the slight favorite today. Kansas City is getting odds of -145 to win, while the Tigers are listed with a money line of +135 to prevail. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting currently has 88% going on Kansas City at home today. 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 hang on for victory
The Tigers took an early 3-0 lead on Saturday and held on for a 3-2 victory after dropping the first two games in the series. Detroit is now 14-18 overall with a 6-10 record on the road. Detroit is putting up 4.42 runs per game on the season, but allowing 4.68 per game.
Matthew Boyd will get the start for the Tigers on Sunday. He is 1-2 through his first five starts with a 2.48 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP. Boyd has 21 strikeouts with eight walks over 29 innings of work.
Royals unable to win three straight
The Royals failed to establish their first three-game win streak of the season on Saturday in the loss to the Tigers. KC is now 10-23 overall and 5-13 at home. The Royals are scoring just 3.75 runs per game for the season while allowing 5.59 per contest.
Jakob Junis will start for the Royals this afternoon. Junis is 3-2 through his first six starts of the year. He has a 3.29 ERA with a 0.94 WHIP. Junis has pitched 38.1 innings and has 30 strikeouts with eight walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers have lost 12 of Boyd’s last 15 starts and six straight of his road starts. They also are just 1-6 in their last Sunday games.
The Royals have won four of their last five home games and four of their last five division games. They are 7-3 in Junis’ last 10 home starts.
The Tigers aren’t hitting terribly well right now without Miguel Cabrera in the lineup. They will likely struggle today against Junis, who has been pretty locked in despite little run support. Boyd isn’t getting much run support either and his bullpen is hard to trust. I will go with the Royals in this one.
The Pick: Kansas City Royals -145