Royals vs. Tigers Prediction

Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers 8/8/19, Prediction & Odds

The Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers occupy the bottom two spots in the AL Central standings. Can MLB-worst Detroit get a rare victory at home tonight over KC?

Game Snapshot

963 Kansas City Royals at 964 Detroit Tigers

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Comerica Park at 7:!0PM ET

TV: FS-D

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Royals have game suspended by weather

Kansas City had its game Wednesday night at Boston suspended due to rain in the 10th inning with the score tied at 4-4. The game will resume on August 22. Billy Hamilton helped pace the Royals offense as he ended the game 2-for-4 with a double, a stolen base and a run scored. Nicky Lopez finished 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Hunter Dozier went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored. Jorge Lopez gets the start today for the Royals as he comes in with a 1-7 record, 6.19 ERA and 1.52 WHIP with 80 strikeouts over 84 1/3 innings pitched. 

Tigers trounced by White Sox

Detroit lost by a count of 8-1 at home versus Chicago Wednesday afternoon to drop to 33-78 overall and 14-39 at home. Travis Demeritte helped lead the Tigers offense as he finished 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI. Jordy Mercer went 2-for-3, while Niko Goodrum was 1-for-3 plus a walk. Tyler Alexander took the loss as he surrendered five runs (four earned) on nine hits with six strikeouts and one walk over 4 1/3 innings of work. Matthew Boyd draws the start today for the Tigers as he enters with a 6-8 record, 3.91 ERA and 1.13 WHIP with 187 strikeouts over 138 innings pitched.

MLB Betting Trends

Kansas City

The Royals are 33-77 in their last 110 road games. Kansas City is 1-10 in the last 11 Lopez starts.

Detroit

The Tigers are 10-44 in their last 54 games overall. Detroit is 0-6 in the last six Boyd home starts.

Prediction: 

The Tigers stink and rarely win, but this might be a great spot to get one. Boyd is having a very good year, might be relaxed more that the trade deadline has passed and is due for a win. With Detroit facing the mediocre Lopez, it should provide the run support Boyd needs to carry the rest of the load. The Tigers bullpen is always an issue, but a couple arms have pitched decent enough lately. I'm taking a shot on lowly Detroit here.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: DETROIT TIGERS 

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