Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals - 4/15/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals - 4/15/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Junfu Han via Imagn Content Services, LLC

Kansas City Royals (2-4) vs Detroit Tigers (3-4)

Game Info: Friday, April 15, 2022 at 8:10 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)

Brad Keller (0-0) (0.00) vs Tarik Skubal (0-1) (9.00)

Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals -130 / Detroit Tigers +110 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Detroit Tigers will play the Kansas City Royals in Game 2 of their series at Kauffman Stadium on Friday night.

The Detroit Tigers are 3-4 this season and have lost two out of their last three games, including a 4-2 win against the Royals on Thursday night. Detroit has two series this season 2-1 against the Red Sox and the White Sox. The Tigers pitching staff has a 4.67 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and a .261 opponent batting average this season. The Detroit offense has scored 21 runs with a .214 batting average and a .300 on base percentage. Austin Meadows, who has a .476 batting average, and Javier Baez, who has 4 RBI, have led the Detroit offense this season. The projected starter for Detroit is Tarik Skubal, who is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA and a 2.00 WHIP over 4 innings this season.

The Kansas City Royals are 2-4 this season and have lost four games in a row, including the loss to Detroit on Thursday. Kansas City split their first season with Cleveland and dropped their only game against St. Louis in their first two series. The Kansas City pitching staff has a 6.80 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, and a .306 opponent batting average. The Royals offense has scored 19 runs with a .215 batting average and a .281 on base percentage this season. The Royals offense has been led by Andrew Benintendi, who has a .381 batting average and 4 RBI’s, this season. The projected starter for Kansas City is Brad Keller, who is 0-0 this season with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.50 WHIP over 6 innings.

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Detroit is 0-5 in Skubal’s last 5 Friday starts and the under is 6-0 in Skubal’s last 6 starts during game 2 of a series. Kansas City is 6-1 in their last 7 Friday games. Detroit is 1-5 and the under is 20-7-1 in these two teams last handful of head to head meetings.

Tarik Skubal had a very poor showing in his first start after a promising spring training, Brad Keller looked very sharp in his first outing. The Tigers have not pitched well as a team this season, but neither have the Royals. I like the over here with two pitching staffs that are not good early on this season.

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