Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals - 4/16/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Kansas City Royals (2-5) vs Detroit Tigers (4-4)
Game Info: Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 4:10 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)
Kris Bubic (0-1) (67.50) vs Matt Manning (0-0) (1.50)
Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals -120 / Detroit Tigers +100 --- 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 3 of their series at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Detroit Tigers are 4-4 this season and have won two games in a row against the Royals, by scores of 2-1 and 4-2. Prior to this series, Detroit lost two of three to the Red Sox. The Detroit pitching staff has a 4.29 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and a .253 opponent batting average this year. The Tigers offense has scored 25 runs with a .223 batting average and a .304 on base percentage. Spencer Torkelson has played well in the first part of his rookie season with 2 home runs and 5 RBI’s for the Tigers. The projected starter for Detroit is Matt Manning, who is 0-0 with a 1.50 ERA and 0.17 WHIP across 6 innings this year.
The Kansas City Royals are 2-5 this season and have lost five games in a row. Kansas City has dropped two to Cleveland, one to St. Louis, and two to Detroit in their last five games. The Kansas City pitching staff has a 6.33 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, and a .303 opponent batting average. The Royals offense has scored 21 runs with a .208 batting average and a .274 on base percentage this season. Salvador Perez has two home runs and Andrew Benintendi has 4 RBI’s for the Royals this year. The projected starter for Kansas City is Kris Bubic, who is 0-1 with a 67.50 ERA and a 7.50 WHIP over 0.2 innings.
The under is 2-0-2 in Manning’s last 4 road starts as an underdog and the under is 3-0-2 in Detroit’s last 5 Saturday games. The under is 3-0-1 in Kansas City’s last 4 Saturday games and the under is 4-0-1 in Bubic’s last 5 Saturday starts. The under is 21-7-1 in these two teams last 29 head to head meetings.
This should be an interesting game that will depend on Bubic’s ability to bounce back after his rough first outing of the year. Matt Manning looked good in his season debut, but the Detroit offense has struggled at times. I am taking the Tigers here as more of a fade against Bubic.
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