Tigers vs. Royals Prediction
The Detroit Tigers rallied in the ninth to pick up a 5-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night. Will the struggling Tigers establish a win streak tonight at 8:15PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
921 Detroit Tigers at 922 Kansas City Royals
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
8:15PM ET – Kauffman Stadium
TV: FSDT (Det); FSKC (KC)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, this game is considered even. Both the Tigers and the Royals are getting odds of -105 to win, while the over/under total for the contest has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 82 percent going on Detroit 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.
The Tigers have alternated wins and losses over their last six thanks to Monday’s 5-4 win over the Royals. They scored three runs in the ninth to grab the victory. Detroit is 43-59 on the season and 17-34 on the road. The Tigers are averaging just 3.89 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.61 per contest on defense.
Jordan Zimmerman takes the mound for the Tigers tonight. He has a 4-1 record through 12 starts with a 3.71 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP. Zimmerman has pitched a total of 63.0 innings and has 61 strikeouts with 11 walks.
Royals back to losing
The Royals had their three-game win streak come to an end on Monday in the 5-4 loss to the Tigers. The Royals are now 30-69 overall and 14-36 at home. KC is putting up just 3.60 runs per game this season while allowing 5.51 per contest.
Burch Smith gets the start for Kansas City on Tuesday. He has started just two games this year while appearing in a total of 26. He has an 0-1 record with a 5.98 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP. Smith has pitched a total of 43.2 innings this year and has 45 strikeouts with 22 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers have won four of Zimmerman’s last five road starts and his last four starts against a losing team. Still, they are just 23-53 in their last 76 road games.
The Royals are 9-19 in their last 28 against a team with a losing record and they are 19-44 in their last 63 games following a loss.
The Tigers showed some grit on Monday by rallying in the ninth to beat the Royals. Today they should come in with confidence as Zimmerman has been pretty reliable over his five starts since returning form injury. He has been able to get deep into games over recent starts and certainly has the experience edge over Smith. Smith hasn’t started much and his limited time on the mound hasn’t been productive. KC still has one of the worst lineups in baseball as well.
The Pick: Detroit Tigers -105