|Game||Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers|
|Date & Time||Saturday July 13, 2019, 7:15 PM (EDT)|
KC -113 O/U 9
The Detroit Tigers play game two of a three-game series on the road Saturday against American League Central rival the Kansas City Royals. The Tigers were defeated Sunday 6-3 by the Boston Red Sox in their last outing. Detroit was swept in the three-game series by the Red Sox. Gregory Soto dropped to 0-3 on the season with the loss after allowing three hits and two runs over two innings of relief.
Kansas City lost for the second consecutive game last Sunday after falling to the Washington Nationals 5-2. Adalberto Mondesi drove in one run with an RBI single in the loss, while Alex Gordon hit an RBI double. Royals’ starter Jakob Junis allowed only five hits in seven innings of work.
Miguel Cabrera is leading Detroit with a .304 batting average. Nicholas Castellanos leads in hits with 94, while Brandon Dixon is the team leader in home runs with 12 and Cabrera leads in RBIs with 36. Detroit is averaging .233 at the plate, while opponents are averaging .270. On Saturday, the Tigers will send Matthew Boyd to the mound. The lefthander is 6-6 with an ERA of 3.87, 142 RBIs and 20 BBs.
Whit Merrifield leads Kansas City with a .306 batting average and in hits with 117. Jorge Soler leads KC in home runs with 23 and in RBIs with 59. Kansas City is averaging .245, while opposing hitters are averaging .270. On Saturday, the Royals will send Brad Keller to the mound. The right-hander is 4-9 with an ERA of 4.47, 77 Ks and 55 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends
Detroit is 12-40 in its last 52
The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Tigers last 6
Kansas City is 16-36 in its last 52
The OVER has cashed in 6 of the Royals last 7 versus a left-handed starter
Take the OVER in this matchup. The OVER has cashed in 10 of the last 14 starts for Boyd versus Kansas City and in 6 of the lefthander’s last 8 starts on the road against the Royals. Detroit has watched the OVER cash in 5 of the last 6 overall, each of the last 4 versus AL Central opponents and 6 of the Tigers last 8 on the road versus a right-handed starter. Final Score Prediction, Kansas City Royals win but our best play is OVER 6-5.