Tigers vs Royals Prediction - MLB Picks 5/22/23

Kansas City Royals (14-34) vs Detroit Tigers (20-24)

Game Info: Monday, May 22, 2023 at 7:40 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)

Brady Singer (3-4) (7.09) vs Michael Lorenzen (2-2) (3.44)

Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals -115 / Detroit Tigers -105 --- 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 on Monday night at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

Tigers Preview

The Detroit Tigers are 20-24 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Detroit is coming off of a series loss to the Nationals, where they only won one of the three games. The Detroit pitching staff has a 4.45 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a .245 opponent batting average this season. The Tigers offense has scored 157 runs with a .227 batting average and a .295 on base percentage. Spencer Torkelson is batting .238 with four home runs and 21 RBI’s for the Tigers. The projected starting pitcher for Detroit is Michael Lorenzen, who is 2-2 with a 3.44 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP over 34.0 innings pitched this year. 

Royals Preview

The Kansas City Royals are 14-34 this season and they have lost seven of their last nine games. Kansas City is coming off of a series loss to the White Sox, where they lost all three games. The Kansas City pitching staff has a 5.20 ERA, a 1.43 WHIP, and a .260 opponent batting average. The Royals offense has scored 185 runs with a .228 batting average and a .291 on base percentage this year. Vinnie Pasquantino is batting .257 with eight home runs and 21 RBI’s for the Royals. The projected starting pitcher for Kansas City is Brady Singer, who is 3-4 with a 7.09 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP over 45.2 innings pitched this season.

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Detroit is 5-0 in their last 5 Monday games and 5-1 in their last 6 game one’s of a series. The over is 5-1-1 in Detroit’s last 7 game one’s of a series. Kansas City is 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 6-21 in their last 27 game one’s of a series. The over is 13-4 in Kansas City’s last 17 home games following a road trip of at least seven days. Detroit is 5-1 in these two teams last 6 head to head meetings.


The Tigers come into this game playing better than most people expected them to play and they are still in the race for the AL Central. Kansas City has one of the worst records in baseball and the have a team ERA above five. Detroit is starting Michael Lorenzen, who has allowed two earned runs over his last 20 innings of work. Kansas City is starting Brady Singer, who has allowed 16 earned runs over his last 18.2 innings. I like the Tigers in this game. 

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