Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Prediction MLB Picks 5/21/24

Kansas City Royals (29-19) vs Detroit Tigers (23-23)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 7:40 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)

Alec Marsh (3-1) (2.43) vs Casey Mize (1-2) (3.50)

Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals -120 / Detroit Tigers +110 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals meet Tuesday in MLB game 2 action at Kauffman Stadium. Here’s a Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Prediction.

Detroit Tigers Betting Preview

The Detroit Tigers look to get back to a .500 record after losses to the Marlins and Diamondbacks. The Detroit Tigers have scored 15 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 9 games. The Detroit Tigers have won 5 of their last 7 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Riley Greene leads the Detroit Tigers with 42 hits and 20 RBI while Spencer Torkelson and Kerry Carpenter have combined for 76 hits and 42 RBI.

Kansas City Royals Betting Preview

The Kansas City Royals have won 4 straight games, with recent victories over the Mariners and Athletics. The Kansas City Royals have scored 21 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 8 games. The Kansas City Royals have won 8 straight games when scoring 4 or more runs. Salvador Perez leads the Kansas City Royals with 58 hits and 38 RBI while Bobby Witt Jr. and Maikel Garcia have combined for 104 hits and 56 RBI.

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Pitching Matchup

Casey Mize gets the ball for the Detroit Tigers, and he is 1-2 with a 3.50 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. Mize has allowed 16 hits and 8 runs in his last 17.1 innings. Mize has a 4.35 ERA and .282 allowed batting average in 20.2 road innings. Mize is 2-1 with a 4.57 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Kansas City Royals.

Alec Marsh gets the ball for the Kansas City Royals, and he is 3-1 with a 2.43 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. Marsh has allowed 9 hits and 2 earned runs in his last 10.1 innings. Marsh has a 1.84 ERA and .236 allowed batting average in 14.2 home innings. This will be Marsh’s first career game against the Detroit Tigers.

Why the Kansas City Royals will win

  • The Royals have won each of their last 13 games at Kauffman Stadium against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Tigers have lost six of their last seven games against teams that held a winning record.
  • The Royals have covered the run line each of their last eight games at Kauffman Stadium against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Tigers have failed to cover the run line in six of their last seven games after playing the previous day.
  • The Tigers have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last four night games at Kauffman Stadium against AL Central opponents.

Kansas City Royals Player Prop Facts

  • MJ Melendez has hit a home run in three of the Royals' last four games at Kauffman Stadium against AL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Salvador Perez has recorded at least one RBI in seven of his last eight appearances with the Royals as favorites.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has scored at least one run in each of the Royals' last six games at Kauffman Stadium against opponents that held a losing record.
  • MJ Melendez has recorded at least one hit in each of his last nine appearances at Kauffman Stadium against opponents that held a losing record.
  • MJ Melendez has recorded at least one total base in each of his last nine appearances at Kauffman Stadium against AL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded a Double in four of the Royals' last five games against AL opponents at Kauffman Stadium.
  • Salvador Perez has recorded at least one Single in each of the Royals' last six games at Kauffman Stadium against AL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. ranks T4th in the league in Steals (15) this season.

Detroit Tigers Player Prop Facts

  • Kerry Carpenter has hit at least one home run in two of the Tigers' last three games against AL opponents.
  • Javier Baez has recorded at least one RBI in five of the Tigers' last six road games.
  • Casey Mize has recorded four or more strikeouts in five of his six previous road appearances against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Riley Greene has scored a run in each of the Tigers' last five night games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Kerry Carpenter has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 10 appearances in night games against AL Central teams that held a winning record.
  • Kerry Carpenter has recorded at least one Double in each of his last three road appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Zach McKinstry has recorded a Single in each of his last five road appearances against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Zach McKinstry has recorded at least one total base in each of his last seven appearances in night games against AL Central teams that held a winning record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Kansas City Royals rank T3rd in the league for runs allowed this season (169).
  • The Kansas City Royals rank T4th in the league for home runs allowed this season (41).
  • The Detroit Tigers rank T4th in the league for home runs allowed this season (41).
  • The Detroit Tigers rank T25th in the league for home runs this season (39).

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Prediction

The Detroit Tigers have provided us value in the underdog role this season, and Casey Mize has been sharp this season. The problem is the Kansas City Royals continue to pile up the wins and oddsmakers seem to be anticipating a regression because these lines are soft. I'm in the boat to call the Royals a good team, as we've seen a large enough sample size. Alec Marsh has also held his own this season as well. I'm rolling with the Royals and these cheap prices. Give me the Royals.

Randy’s Pick Kansas City Royals -120

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