Patrick Corbin gets the start for the Royals (54-103, 23-56 away) against Tarik Skubal and the Tigers (74-83, 33-43 home). Today will be game two of their series, with the Tigers leading 1-0. Check out who see coming out on top in today’s Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers matchup.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS VS DETROIT TIGERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Kansas City Royals +1.5 Runs
This game will be played at Comerica Park at 6:40 ET on Wednesday, September 27th.
WHY BET THE KANSAS CITY ROYALS:
- In their last ten games, the Royals have gone 8-2 vs. the runline.
- Over their last three games on the road, Kansas City is 2-1 against the runline.
- In Patrick Corbin’s three most recent starts, the Royals are 2-1.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS SEEK TO IMPROVE THEIR ROAD RECORD
For the season, the Royals are 54-103 and 68-89 against the runline. In the AL Central, they are in 5th place and have gone 20-30 against division opponents. On the road, Kansas City have won two straight series. The Royals’ season-long over/under record sits at 76-75.
The Royals will be giving Jonathan Bowlan the nod for his first-ever MLB start. The team’s pitching has been stellar of late, having yielded the seventh-lowest run total across the league over their last three outings.
Offensively, Kansas City is ranked 25th in the league with an average of 4.1 runs per game. When looking over their last five matchups, the Royals averaged 5 runs per contest, which is 8th best in that span. In terms of their power numbers, Kansas City is 23rd in all of baseball, with a total of 156 home runs.
Nick Loftin has been a consistent force in the Kansas City lineup this season, boasting a .360 batting average and .500 slugging percentage. Over the Royals’ last ten games, Loftin has been especially impressive, leading the team in hits with a .403 average.
WILL THE DETROIT TIGERS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
Heading into today’s game, the Tigers are 2nd in the AL Central with an overall record of 74-83. When looking at their performance in their 51 series, Detroit is 19-26-6. Against below .500 teams, the Tigers are 44-44 while going 41-40 on the road and 33-43 at home.
Detroit is banking on Tarik Skubal to continue his impressive form, as he has earned a victory in four consecutive outings. His ERA stands at 2.95 and he holds a 7-3 record for the season. Skubal has tallied 94 strikeouts and is limiting opposing batters to a .199 batting average against him. Additionally, they have only managed a .299 slugging percentage when facing him.
Tarik Skubal earned his fourth win of the season in a 7-3 victory over the Athletics, pitching seven scoreless innings and allowing only two hits. The quality start was a major factor in the Tigers’ success.
Having gone deep 3 times in their last five games, the Tigers are 10th in that span. At 4 runs per game, Detroit is 28th in the league. This figure has come on a team batting average of .234 while hitting a total of 158 home runs (22nd).
Spencer Torkelson is the Tigers’ home-run leader in 2023, with 29 round-trippers and 90 RBIs. His slugging percentage for the season stands at .442.