Tigers at Royals 7/17/17 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals
MLB: 8:15 PM EST
Jul. 17, 2017
Latest Odds : KCR -150 Total 9
The Royals are through and are within a game of reaching the .500 mark after starting out as the worst team in the MLB. The Royals are 44-45 this season and have used their home right with a 24-21 record in Kansas City. The Royals however, have lost 6 of their last 10 games so far. The Tigers have been losers of the same 6 games over the same span but have been far under the .500 mark with a 40-49 record this season. The Tigers have struggled on the road with a 16-28 record away from Detroit.
The Tigers will send out Jordan Zimmermann to the mound who is looking for yet another great outing, as his time with the Tigers has been short of great. Zimmermann is 5-7 this season overall and has seen his ERA rise to a career worst. The Tigers have him at 5.87 ERA and has pitched only 17 games and into the 95 inning span. In his 17 games started, Zimmermann has gone 6-11 and in his last start alone, Zimmermann allowed 5 earned runs in 3 innings pitched.
Jason Vargas will make the start against Zimmermann. Vargas has been more than excellent this season, going 12-3 so far with an outstanding 2.62 ERA in 17 games started and 1-6 innings pitched. Vargas has been impressive this season. Vargas had a rough outing in his last start and still earned the victory, allowing 6 earned runs in 5 innings pitched for a 9-6 victory over the Mariners.
Recent Betting Trends:
Royals are 1-4 in Vargas' last 5 starts vs. Tigers.
Over is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings in Kansas City.
Royals are 21-6 in Vargas' last 27 starts.
Tigers are 1-5 in Zimmermanns last 6 starts.
Free Betting Pick: Kansas City Royals -150
The Royals will have massive advantages for this game, the offense has been swinging at home, Vargas has been a great pitcher, their home advantage is great enough and last but not least, the Royals will face the Tigers and a pitcher who is a rough spot. The Royals will get a massive boost as the Tigers will only get to see their game come and go with a loss. Final Score Prediction, Kansas City Royals win 4-1.