Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction MLB Picks 4/27/24

Detroit Tigers (14-12) vs Kansas City Royals (17-10)

Game Info: Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 6:10 pm (Comerica Park)

Casey Mize (1-0) (2.95) vs Brady Singer (2-1) (2.76)

Betting Odds: Detroit Tigers -107 / Kansas City Royals -103 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers meet Saturday in MLB action from Comerica Park. Here’s a Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers prediction. This will be the second installment in a three-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Kansas City Royals recent form and player performance

• The Detroit Tigers recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Kansas City Royals

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Detroit Tigers

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Royals and Tigers

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Royals vs Tigers game

Kansas City Royals Betting Preview

Kansas City took on the Toronto Blue Jays in their last series. The Royals lost the opener 5-3, but then won the next three 3-2, 3-2 and 2-1 for a series victory. On Friday versus the Tigers, the Royals posted a whopping seven runs in the top of the ninth inning on the way to an 8-0 shutout win. Starter Seth Lugo finished with 7.0 clean frames, three hits and two walks with nine Ks.

In the starting pitcher role for the Royals on Saturday it’ll be Brady Singer. This year so far over his five starts Singer is 2-1 with a 2.76 ERA. He’s got 28 Ks in 29.1 innings. Singer holds a career mark of 29-32 with a 4.32 ERA in 100 games (97 starts).

Detroit Tigers Betting Preview

Over on the Tigers’ side, they played the Tampa Bay Rays earlier this week. Detroit won the first pair in that series 7-1 and 4-2, but then lost 7-5 in the finale to miss out on the sweep. In the Friday game, the Tigers managed just five hits on the way to the loss. Reese Olson also went 7.0 frames in the start with one earned on three hits and three walks alongside eight strikeouts.

It’ll be Casey Mize in the starter slot for the Tigers on Saturday. In his four starts this year Mize is 1-0 with a 2.95 ERA and 16 Ks in 21.1 innings. Mize is 8-13 with a 4.16 ERA in 43 career games at the MLB level.

Royals vs Tigers Injury Notes

Royals SP Alec Marsh had x-rays on his injured right forearm on Wednesday. Those x-Rays came back negative.

Tigers catcher Carson Kelly was scratched from Friday’s lineup due to soreness in his left ribcage.

Detroit Tigers Player Prop Facts

  • Spencer Torkelson has hit at least one home run in each of the Tigers' last two night games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Casey Mize has recorded four or more strikeouts in five of his last six appearances against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Kerry Carpenter has recorded at least one hit in each of the Tigers' last 10 night games against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Zach McKinstry has recorded a Single in each of the Tigers' last six night games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Zach McKinstry has recorded at least one total base in each of his last nine appearances against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Mark Canha has scored a run in four of his last five home appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Andy Ibanez has recorded at least one RBI in seven of his last eight appearances against AL Central opponents.

Kansas City Royals Player Prop Facts

  • Bobby Witt Jr. has hit a home run in each of the Royals' last two night games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Kyle Isbel has recorded at least one RBI in five of his last six appearances against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Adam Frazier has scored at least one run in each of his seven previous road appearances against the Tigers after playing the previous day.
  • Salvador Perez has recorded two or more total bases in 10 of his last 11 appearances in night games against teams that held a winning record.
  • Brady Singer has recorded six or more strikeouts in three of his last four appearances against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Adam Frazier has recorded at least one hit in each of his seven previous road appearances against the Tigers after playing the previous day.
  • Salvador Perez has recorded at least one Single in each of the Royals' last eight games as road underdogs against AL Central opponents.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino has recorded a Double in three of the Royals' last four road games against AL Central opponents.
  • Salvador Perez ranks T5th 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 (185).

Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction

I’ll probably stay with the Tigers. This should be a pretty fun starter matchup regardless, though. Mize has given up four earned runs in 17.0 innings in his last three starts on 15 combined hits and four walks. As for Singer, he’s coming off a spotty start versus Toronto on April 22, taking a loss with five earned in 6.0 frames.

On Friday the Tigers were doing great on defense for eight innings, then imploded. The offense really hadn’t come through by then either however, as Detroit had only four hits by that time (two by Mark Canha). Mize should be able to keep things manageable on Saturday, but the bats need to come along for the ride.

Andrew’s Pick Detroit Tigers -107

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