Tigers at Royals 6/13/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals
MLB: 8:00 PM EST
Jun. 13, 2019
Latest Odds : DET -115 O/U 9
The Detroit Tigers conclude a three-game series on the road Thursday against the Kansas City Royals. Detroit lost its second straight on Tuesday falling to the Kansas City Royals 3-2. Detroit led 2-1 in the eighth inning but the Tigers bullpen could not hold the lead. Spencer Turnbull pitched well allowing four hits over six innings and no runs in a no-decision.
Jorge Soler hit a double to tie the score 2-2 in the eighth and Cheslor Chuthbert followed with an RBI single for the go-ahead run as the Royals rallied for a win. It was the first time all season that Kansas City won when trailing entering the seventh inning. Scott Barlow improved to 2-2 with the win and Ian Kennedy posted his fifth save.
Miguel Cabrera is leading Detroit with a .290 batting average. Nicholas Castellanos leads in hits with 65, 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 Thursday, the Tigers will send Matthew Boyd to the mound. The lefthander is 5-4 with an ERA of 3.08, 105 Ks and 15 BBs.
Hunter Dozier leads Kansas City with a .314 batting average. Jorge Soler leads KC in home runs with 17 and in RBIs with 45, and Whit Merrifield leads in hits with 80. Kansas City is averaging .244, while opposing hitters are averaging .267. On Thursday, the Royals will send Homer Bailey to the mound. The right-hander is 4-6 with an ERA of 5.90, 55 Ks and 26 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
Detroit is 1-5 in Boyd’s last 6 starts
The UNDER has cashed in 11 of the Tigers last 15 played on Thursday
Kansas City is 1-4 in Bailey’s last 5 starts
The UNDER has cashed in 8 of the Royals last 11
Free Betting Pick: Kansas City Royals +105
Kansas City has won 4 of the 5 at home versus Detroit and 5 of the last 7 overall versus the Tigers. Detroit has lost 5 of Boyd’s last 6 starts, 12 of the lefthander’s last 16 starts on the road versus a losing team and 19 of the hurler’s last 27 starts on the road. The Tigers have won just 16 of the last 51 overall. Final Score Prediction, Kansas City Royals win 5-4.