Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 13 (7/13): MLB

Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 13 (7/13): MLB

Credit: photo by Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 2:10 p.m. EST
Royals money line -125
Royals run line -1.5 (+170)
Tigers money line +105
Tigers run line +1.5 (-200)
Over / under 8

 

Key stats

  Kansas City Royals  Detroit Tigers
Record 34-53 37-51
Home / road record 18-27 15-27
Last 10 record 5-5 6-4
Streak L1 W1
Over / under record 43-40-4 31-52-5
Runs / game 3.90 3.18
Runs allowed / game 5.20 4.24

 

Preview

The Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals will play the 4th game of the series at the Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium n Wednesday afternoon. The Tigers took the win 7-5 in the third game of the series. Miguel Cabrera drove in the tying and go-ahead runs.

Kansas City Royals

The Royals get to this game with a 34-53 record and have won 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 3.9 runs per game. They're batting for .241 AVG, 328 runs scored in 684 hits and 71 home runs, ranking #26 in offense in the league behind the Seattle Mariners. Andrew Benitendi is batting for a .317 AVG. and 29 RBI while Bobby Witt Jr has 11 home runs and 42 RBI.

Defensively they are allowing 5.2 runs per game and ranking #27 in the league. Daniel Lynch leads the team with a 4.95 ERA, 65 strikeouts and 3 wins recorded for the Royals.

Probable Pitcher: Brady Singer (3-3, 4.25 ERA)

Singer will take the mound in the 4th game of the series for the Royals. In his seven-inning victory over the Guardians on Friday, Singer gave up three runs on six hits. He did not factor in the decision but did strike out five batters without walking one. He has a record of 4-0 with an ERA of 2.98 and 45 strikeouts in 8 appearances versus the Tigers in his career.

Detroit Tigers

The Tigers get here with a 37-51 record and have lost 4 of their last 5 games. They're averaging 3.18 runs and batting for .230 AVG, 270 runs scored in 638 hits and 52 home runs, ranking #29 in offense, the second worst in the league behind the Pittsburgh Pirates. Miguel Cabrera leads the team batting for .295 AVG, Javi Baez is leading in home runs with 9 and 33 RBI.

Defensively they are allowing 4.24 runs per game and ranking #16 in the league. Tarik Skubal leads the pitching staff with a 3.99 ERA, 97 strikeouts and 6 wins recorded.

Probable Pitcher:  Tarik Skubal (6-7, 3.99 ERA)

Skubal will be on the mound in the 4th game of the series for the Tigers. Skubal struck out seven batters in six innings of work against the White Sox, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk. He is 1-5 with an ERA of 4.38 and 37 strikeouts in 8 appearances against the Royals in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas City.

Detroit Tigers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the American League.

The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Kansas City's last 13 games against Detroit.

Kansas City Royals are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games at home.

Prediction

The Tigers ended their losing streak and beat the Royals in the 3rd game of the series. They'll now send Tarik Skubal to the mound who has allowed 10 runs in his last 15.1 innings pitched and lost 2 of the last 3 games. He also struggled against the Royals the last time he faced them. The Royals have played good at home lately winning 5 of the last 7 games there. Brady Singer will get the ball and he has dominated the Tigers with a 4-0 record and a 2.98 ERA against them. Expect the Royals to bounce back and get the win.

PICK: Royals ML (-125)

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