Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Prediction MLB Picks 5/22/24

Kansas City Royals (31-19) vs Detroit Tigers (23-25)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 2:10 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)

Cole Ragans (3-3) (3.70) vs Tarik Skubal (6-0) (1.80)

Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals -101 / Detroit Tigers -120 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals prediction for this MLB game on Wednesday, May 22nd at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. To formulate this prediction for game three in the series, we will examine:

  • The Tigers recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Royals recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Detroit 
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Kansas City
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Detroit and Kansas City
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Detroit and Kansas City

Detroit’s Pitching Staff Has Fallen Off 

The Detroit Tigers are 23-25 this season and they have lost three games in a row. Detroit has lost the first two games in this series and they have allowed 18 runs in the two losses. Prior to this series, the Tigers won two out of three against Arizona, lost two out of three against Miami, and lost two out of three against Houston. Detroit has lost eight of their last 12 games and they are fourth in the AL Central behind Cleveland, Kansas City, and Minnesota. 

The Detroit pitching staff has a 3.53 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, and a .231 opponent batting average. The Tigers offense has scored 199 runs with a .233 batting average and a .303 on base percentage. Riley Greene is batting .240 with nine home runs and 20 RBI’s for the Tigers this season. Detroit is 10th in team ERA and 20th in runs scored, as they have scored at least three runs in five straight games. 

Royals Go for Another Sweep 

The Kansas City Royals are 31-19 this year and they have won five games in a row. Kansas City has won the first two games in this series by scores of 8-3 and 10-3. Prior to this series, the Royals swept the Athletics in three games, lost two out of three against the Mariners, and won three out of four against the Angels. Kansas City has won 10 of their last 13 games and they are second in the AL Central, just 1.5 games behind Cleveland. 

The Kansas City pitching staff has a 3.41 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a .238 opponent batting average. The Royals offense has scored 239 runs with a .249 batting average and a .309 on base percentage. Bobby Witt is batting .304 with seven home runs and 31 RBI’s for the Royals this season. Kansas City has scored at least five runs in five straight games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Detroit is Tarik Skubal, who is 6-0 with a 1.80 ERA and a 0.78 WHIP over 55.0 innings pitched this season. Skubal has allowed a total of five earned runs in his last five starts. The projected starting pitcher for Kansas City is Cole Ragans, who is 3-3 with a 3.70 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP over 56.0 innings pitched this year. Ragans has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his last five starts, but did allow seven earned runs and eight hits two starts ago. 

Why the Detroit Tigers will win

The favorites have won each of the Royals' last six games.The favorites have covered the run line in each of the Royals' last six games at Kauffman Stadium.The Royals have failed to cover the run line in each of their last three games as underdogs following a win.

Total Runs Facts

Each of the Tigers' last six road games after playing the previous day have gone OVER the total runs line.Five of the last six games between the Tigers and Royals have gone OVER the total runs line.The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Royals' last four games as underdogs.

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Prediction 

Detroit comes into this game trying to avoid being swept, but their pitching staff has been lit up in their last three games. Luckily for Detroit, Tarik Skubal will be on the mound for this game, who is one of the best pitchers in the AL. Kansas City is already over 30 wins and they are 20-8 at home. The Royals are starting Cole Ragans, who has been very good in his last three home starts. I think we are going to see a lower scoring game, but I have to go with Skubal here. My Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals prediction is for the Tigers to get the win. 

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

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