Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals - 9/9/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (56-82) vs Detroit Tigers (52-85)
Game Info: Friday, September 9, 2022 at 8:10 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)
Daniel Lynch (4-9) (4.82) vs Joey Wentz (0-1) (8.10)
Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals -135 / Detroit Tigers +115 --- 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 1 of their series at Kauffman Stadium on Friday night.
The Detroit Tigers are 52-85 this season and have lost four of their last five games. Detroit is coming off of a series loss against the Angels, where they lost two out of the three games played. The Detroit pitching staff has a 4.13 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and a .249 opponent batting average this season. The Tigers offense has scored 449 runs with a .229 batting average and a .285 on base percentage. Javier Baez is batting .230 with 12 home runs and 52 RBI’s for the Tigers this season. The projected starter for Detroit is Joey Wentz, who is 0-1 with an 8.10 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP over 6.2 innings pitched this season.
The Kansas City Royals are 56-82 this season and have won three of their last five games. Kansas City is coming off of a series loss against Cleveland, where they lost two out of the three games played in the series. The Kansas City pitching staff has a 4.68 ERA, a 1.47 WHIP, and a .270 opponent batting average. The Royals offense has scored 543 runs with a .244 batting average and a .308 on base percentage this year. Bobby Witt is batting .246 with 20 home runs and 70 RBI’s for the Royals this season. The projected starter for Kansas City is Daniel Lynch, who is 4-9 with a 4.82 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP over 108.1 innings pitched this season.
Detroit is 21-45 in their last 66 road games and 16-38 in their last 54 games. The over is 4-0 in Detroit’s last 4 game one’s of a series. Kansas City is 2-7 in their last 9 games following a win and 1-7 in their last 8 Friday games. The over is 7-1 in Kansas City’s last 8 Friday games. The under is 12-5 in these two teams last 17 head to head meetings.
Detroit and Kansas City are towards the bottom of the AL standings, but Detroit is 3.5 games worse than the Royals. Detroit is starting Joey Wentz, who has allowed six runs over 6.2 innings this season. For the Royals, Daniel Lynch has allowed 11 runs over his last 14.2 innings pitched. I like the over in this game.