Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction MLB Picks 4/26/24

Detroit Tigers (14-11) vs Kansas City Royals (15-10)

Game Info: Friday, April 26, 2024 at 1:10 pm (Comerica Park)

Reese Olson (0-3) (3.80) vs Seth Lugo (3-1) (2.03)

Betting Odds: Detroit Tigers -112 / Kansas City Royals +102 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

In this article we will formulate a Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction for this MLB game on Friday, April 26th at Comerica Park.. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Royals recent form and recent player performance 

-The Tigers recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Kansas City

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Detroit

-Recent betting trends in games played between Kansas City and Detroit.

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Royals and Tigers. 

Royals Coming off Rain-Shortened Win

The Royals only played five innings on Tuesday and only scored two runs but that was enough for the win. Salvador Perez hit another home run and drove in two RBIs. The Royals are averaging 4.68 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.16 runs per game. The offense is ranked 12th in the league while the pitching is the best in baseball right now. The Royals will meet the Blue Jays after this series.

Royals Have Leaned on Long Ball

They are averaging 1.52 home runs per game, which is 3rd in the league. This is a team that has power and is also averaging 1.12 home runs per game which is 7th in the league. Salvador Perez is having a strong season hitting seven home runs and driving in 25 RBIs. 

Tigers Coming off Another Series Win

The Tigers might have lost the last game, but they still were able to win the last series against the Kansas City Royals. In the two games they won they gave up only three runs total, but in the one loss the pitching gave up seven runs. Jack Flaherty got the start in the last game and he went five innings giving up seven hits and four runs. The Tigers are averaging 4.04 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.76 runs per game. The offense is ranked 19th in the league while the pitching is ranked 6th. This is a team that doesn’t have a ton of power and they are averaging 0.8 home runs per game which is 25th in the league. 

Will Olson Get Run Support Here? 

Getting the start for the Tigers will be Reese Olson who sits with an 0-3 record and an ERA of 3.80. In his last start against the Twins, Olson went five innings giving up five hits and four runs. At times, Olson hasn’t gotten a ton of run support and he hopes that is going to change here. 

Detroit Tigers Player Prop Facts

  • Riley Greene has hit a home run in each of his last three appearances in day games against AL Central teams that held a winning record.
  • Riley Greene has scored at least one run in each of his last seven appearances in day games against AL Central teams that held a winning record.
  • Kerry Carpenter has recorded at least one hit in each of the Tigers' last 10 games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Riley Greene has recorded a Double in five of his last six appearances with the Tigers as home favorites against AL Central opponents.
  • Andy Ibanez has recorded at least one total base in each of his last nine appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Andy Ibanez has recorded at least one RBI in seven of his last eight appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Kerry Carpenter has recorded at least one Single in each of the Tigers' last eight games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.

Kansas City Royals Player Prop Facts

  • Bobby Witt Jr. has hit a home run in three of the Royals' last five games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Salvador Perez has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last six Friday day appearances.
  • Salvador Perez has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last seven road appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Seth Lugo has recorded six or more strikeouts in each of his last five Friday appearances.
  • Salvador Perez has recorded at least one hit in each of the Royals' last 16 games as underdogs.
  • Salvador Perez has recorded at least one Single in each of the Royals' last seven games as road underdogs against AL Central opponents.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino has recorded a Double in each of the Royals' last three road games against AL Central opponents.
  • Adam Frazier has scored at least one run in each of his six previous road appearances against the Tigers after playing the previous day.
  • Seth Lugo has recorded a win in each of his last three road appearances.
  • Salvador Perez ranks T4th in the league in Home Runs (7) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Detroit Tigers rank 1st in the league for opponent batting average this season (.212).
  • The Detroit Tigers rank 2nd in the league for triples this season (7).
  • The Kansas City Royals rank 1st in the league for runs allowed this season (80).
  • The Kansas City Royals rank 2nd in the league for strikeouts against this season (175).

Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction

Reese Olson at times hasn’t gotten a ton of run support, and that is going to be the case again here. Olson overall comes into this game with an 3.80 record overall and they are going to lockdown again here. The Tigers and Royals are both going to have some major issues getting the offense going here, and that is going to be the difference here as this game is going to stay under the total. Back the under to cash. This is one of the strongest plays on the board here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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