Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction MLB Picks 4/28/24

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

Game Info: Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 1:40 pm (Comerica Park)

Tarik Skubal (3-0) (1.82) vs Michael Wacha (1-2) (3.81)

Betting Odds: Detroit Tigers -154 / Kansas City Royals +129 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers meet Sunday in MLB action from Comerica Park. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Kansas City Royals will send Michael Wacha to the mound here and Wacha is 1-2 with a 3.81 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. In his career, Wacha is 1-0 with a 2.35 ERA and 17 strikeouts against Detroit. Detroit’s sending Tarik Skubal to the mound here, and Skubal is 3-0 with a 1.82 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. In his career, Skubal is 1-7 with a 5.09 ERA and 53 strikeouts against Kansas City.

Kansas City Royals Recap

The Kansas City Royals come into this game looking to win back-to-back series after winning in Toronto to start the week, but they’ll need a W here after a 6-5 loss in Saturday’s matchup. KC jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, but the bullpen fell apart in the 7th inning and let Detroit pull in front and steal the win.

Royals Looking To Keep Ball Rolling Sunday

Bobby Witt Jr. leads the Royals with 35 hits including 4 home runs, 15 RBIs, 4 triples and 8 doubles while Salvador Perez has a team-high 7 home runs and 26 RBIs with 35 hits of his own. Nelson Velazquez also has a team-high 28 strikeouts while Witt Jr. has a team-high 8 stolen bases and Maikel Garcia has 7 stolen bases this season.

Detroit Tigers Recap

The Detroit Tigers could use the win here to keep their ball rolling as well with a 3rd straight series win, taking out the Rays and the Twins earlier in the week. The Tigers fell behind early, but rallied with a 5-run 7th inning before letting the bullpen do the rest to seal the deal.

Tigers Looking To Keep Momentum Going

Mark Canha has a team-high 24 hits with 5 home runs, 6 doubles and a team-high 15 RBIs while Riley Greene also has 5 home runs with 11 RBIs and 4 doubles, but also has the dubious distinction of leading the Tigers with 30 strikeouts this season. Kerry Carpenter has 23 hits with a .277 batting average, 2 triples and 14 RBIs while Javier Baez has a team-high 6 stolen bases. Spencer Torkelson also has a team-high 8 doubles as well this season.

Royals vs. Tigers Prediction

I’m on the under here. I think we have a bit of a pitcher’s duel brewing, at least in the first few innings so I wouldn’t blame you for sticking to the first five innings, but I think Skubal’s been one of the best starters in the AL so far this season, and Michael Wacha’s been a better pitcher than his numbers would indicate and we know he has ace level stuff when called upon. The Royals haven’t been great against lefties and the Tigers have been notoriously bad against righties for a couple of years now. Give me the under here.

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

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