Tigers at Royals 6/12/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals
MLB: 8:00 PM EST
Jun. 12, 2019
Latest Odds : KC -135 O/U 9
The Detroit Tigers play the second game of a three-game series on the road Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals. Detroit was off Monday and the Tigers lost 12-2 Sunday to Minnesota for their fourth loss in their last five. Ryan Carpenter suffered the loss and fell to 1-3 after allowing eight runs on 10 hits over just 3 2/3 innings.
The Royals were off Monday and Kansas City lost its second straight Sunday falling to the Chicago White Sox 5-2. Royals hitters struck out 11 times marking the 11th time over the past 16 games Kansas City hitters have 10 or more strikeouts. Glenn Sparkman suffered the loss after allowing eight hits and two earned runs over 6 2/3 innings.
Miguel Cabrera is leading Detroit with a .296 batting average. Nicholas Castellanos leads in hits with 64, while JaCoby Jones is the team leader in home runs with eight and Cabrera leads in RBIs with 27. Detroit is averaging .233 at the plate, while opponents are averaging .263. On Wednesday, the Tigers will send Daniel Norris to the mound. The southpaw is 2-5 with an ERA of 4.60, 48 Ks and 16 BBs.
Hunter Dozier leads Kansas City with a .314 batting average. Jorge Soler leads KC in home runs with 17, while Adalberto Mondesi leads in RBIs with 44, and Whit Merrifield leads in hits with 79. Kansas City is averaging .244, while opposing hitters are averaging .269. On Wednesday, the Royals will send Danny Duffy to the mound. The lefthander is 3-3 with an ERA of 4.68, 35 Ks and 16 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
Detroit is 6-20 in Norris’ last 26 starts
The OVER has cashed in 6 of the Tigers last 9 on grass
Kansas City is 1-5 in its last 6 at home
The OVER has cashed in 9 of Duffy’s last 11 starts at home
Free Betting Pick: OVER 9
Take the OVER in this matchup. The OVER has cashed in 2 of the last 4 (2-0-2) between the two played in Kansas City, 6 of the last 7 home starts for Duffy versus the Tigers, 8 of Duffy’s last 11 starts overall versus Detroit, and each of Norris’ last 4 starts for Detroit versus the Royals. Final Score Prediction, Kansas City Royals win, but our best play is OVER 7-5.