Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers - 9/15/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Kansas City Royals (20-28) at Detroit Tigers (20-26)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 7:10 pm (Comerica Park)
Danny Duffy (3-3) (4.24) vs. Matthew Boyd (1-6) (7.63)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -105 / Kansas City Royals -105 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers meet Tuesday in MLB action at Comerica Park.
The Kansas City Royals look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Royals have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Royals have won five straight games when scoring four or more runs. Whit Merrifield leads the Royals with 53 hits and 29 RBI while Maikel Franco and Adalberto Mondesi have combined for 88 hits and 45 RBI. Danny Duffy gets the ball, and he is 3-3 with a 4.24 ERA and 47 strikeouts this season. Duffy is 8-10 with a 4.68 ERA and 127 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Detroit Tigers need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Tigers have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Tigers have lost nine straight games when scoring three or less runs. Jeimer Candelario leads the Tigers with 50 hits and 28 RBI while Victor Reyes and Jonathan Schoop have combined for 92 hits and 36 RBI. Matthew Boyd gets the ball, and he is 1-6 with a 7.63 ERA and 49 strikeouts this season. Boyd is 5-9 with a 6.49 ERA and 80 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 4-9 in their last 13 Tuesday games, 4-0 in their last 4 games as a favorite and 6-0 in their last 6 overall. The Tigers are 6-13 in their last 19 Tuesday games, 17-39 in their last 56 during game 1 of a series and 49-120 in their last 169 overall. The over is 5-2 in Tigers last 7 overall. The under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Detroit.
Danny Duffy has allowed six runs and 11 hits in his last 11.2 innings while Matthew Boyd has allowed nine runs and 12 hits in his last nine innings. This price makes zero sense, as the Royals have won six straight games and have the better pitcher on the mound. The Detroit Tigers haven't been able to buy a victory lately and Boyd has been horrible this season with an ERA over seven and an allowed batting average of .306. No, thanks. Give me the Royals and the cheap price, as this feels like a steal.