Tigers vs. Royals Prediction
The bottom two teams in the AL Central open up a series tonight when the Kansas City Royals play host to the Detroit Tigers at 8:15PM ET.
969 Detroit Tigers vs. 970 Kansas City Royals
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
8:15PM ET – Kauffman Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Royals are the slight favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -125 to win. The Tigers are getting a money line of +105 to win, while the over/under total is listed at 9 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 56 percent going on the Tigers on the road. 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 seeking momentum
The Detroit Tigers have lost four of their last five, all at home, coming into the beginning of this road series. Detroit is 24-38 on the season, 13-17 on the road and 32-26 with the under. Spencer Turnbull is getting the start for the Tigers, as he is 3-5 on the season with a 3.01 ERA.
Detroit is one of the worst teams in the league when it comes to hitting. The Tigers average just 3.57 runs per game while hitting .233 as a squad. On the mound, Detroit has a 4.85 team ERA with a 1.39 team WHIP. Nicholas Castellanos has been leading the team this season with 20 doubles, three triples, six home runs and 23 RBI. Miguel Cabrera has added 10 doubles, three home runs and 27 RBI.
Royals can’t get on track
The Royals have lost eight of their last nine coming into today’s game, including series losses to the Ranger, Red Sox and White Sox. KC is 20-45 on the season, 12-22 at home and 32-29 with the over. Kansas City has Jakob Junis getting the start. He is 4-6 on the season with a 5.63 ERA.
Like the Tigers, Kansas City doesn’t have a lot of positive things going for them. The Royals have a 5.22 ERA and a 1.47 team WHIP, both of which are near the bottom of the league. On offense, KC is averaging 4.18 runs per game while hitting .244. They do lead the league in stolen bases with 60. Jorge Soler is leading the team with 15 doubles, 17 home runs and 44 RBI while Adalberto Mondesi has 15 doubles, eight triples, 44 RBI and 24 stolen bases.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers have won four of Turnbull’s last five starts, but they are just 4-13 in their last 17 games following a loss.
The Royals are just 1-5 in their last six home games and 1-6 in their last seven AL Central games.
The Tigers haven’t done much well this season, but they are 5-1 against the Royals in 2019. Turnbull has been the Tigers top pitcher. He doesn’t take a massive amount of damage, but doesn’t get deep into games either. Still, he has pitched 13 innings against the Royals and allowed just three earned runs with 17 strikeouts. Junis has been pretty consistent at not being great this year. He has given up at least three runs in five of his last six starts. He gave up three runs in six innings to the Tigers this year already as well. I think the recipe is just there for the Tigers to get a road win tonight.
MLB Prediction: Detroit Tigers +105