Tigers vs. Royals Prediction
Can the Kansas City Royals earn a win at home over the Detroit Tigers when the two AL Central foes meet up tonight at 8:15PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
8:15PM ET – Kauffman Stadium
TV: FSDT (Det); FSKC (KC)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Kansas City is the slight favorite at home, as the Royals are getting odds of -120 to win. The Tigers are listed with a money line of +110 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 52 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 lost three straight
The Tigers are currently on a 3-game losing streak following losses at home to the surging White Sox. Detroit is 53-78 overall and 19-44 on the road. The Tigers are putting up 3.82 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.73 per contest.
Matthew Boyd gets the start for the Tigers tonight. He is 8-11 through 25 starts with a 4.09 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP. Boyd has pitched a total of 141.0 innings this year and has 127 strikeouts with 42 walks.
Royals take series over Indians
The Royals are coming off a surprising series victory over the Indians. Still, they have won just two of their last eight. Kansas City is now 40-91 overall and 20-45 at home. The Royals are scoring 3.69 runs per game on offense while giving up 5.40 runs per contest.
Jakob Junis gets the start for the Royals tonight. He is 6-12 through 24 starts in 2018. Junis has a 4.70 ERA and 1.33 WHIP as well. Junis has pitched 138.0 innings on the year and has 132 strikeouts with 40 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers have won four of their last five series openers, but just 3-14 in Boyd’s last 17 road starts.
The Royals have won Junis’ last four starts against the Tigers, but they are just 2-12 in his last 14 starts overall.
Boyd has been strong for the Tigers this year, but has been a bit of a dumpster fire on the road. Over 13 starts, he is 2-8 with a 5.60 ERA. Junis is 3-0 against the Tigers this year through three starts and has an impressive 1.64 ERA. If this game was in Detroit, I would go with the Tigers. Since it is on the road, I give the edge to the Royals and Junis.
The Pick: Kansas City Royals -120