Tigers vs. Royals Prediction
The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals have split a pair of 1-run games in this midweek series. Who will take the rubber match today at 2:15PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
8:15PM ET – Kauffman Stadium
TV: FSDT (Det); FSKC (KC)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Royals are the slight favorite for this game, as they are getting odds of -115 to win. The Tigers are listed with a money line of -105 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 51 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.
Tigers can’t string wins together
After earning a 5-4 win on Monday, the Tigers suffered a 5-4 loss to the Royals on Tuesday night. Detroit is 43-60 on the season and 17-35 on the road. The Tigers are averaging just 3.89 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.61 per contest on defense.
Matthew Boyd gets the start for the Tigers this afternoon. He has started 19 games this season and is 4-9 with a 4.62 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. Boyd has pitched a total of 103.1 innings this year and has 93 strikeouts with 38 walks.
Royals back to losing
The Royals have won four of their last five games following the victory on Tuesday night. The Royals are now 31-69 overall and 15-36 at home. KC is putting up just 3.61 runs per game this season while allowing 5.49 per contest.
Danny Duffy gets the start for the Royals on Wednesday afternoon. He has started 21 games this season and has a 6-8 record. Duffy has a 4.40 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP. He has pitched a total of 120.2 innings this year and has 107 strikeouts with 56 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers are just 7-23 in their last 30 games overall and they have lost 12 of Boyd’s last 14 road starts.
The Royals have won four of their last five division games and they have won five of Duffy’s last six starts against a team with a losing record.
At one point, Boyd was the Tigers top pitcher, but his ERA has went up by nearly two runs in the last two months. He has allowed at least five runs in four of his last six starts. Duffy has allowed just one run over his last 20 innings on the mound and has given up one run or less in five of his last six starts. I like the Royals to get the nod today.
The Pick: Kansas City Royals -115