Royals vs. Tigers Prediction, Computer Picks, Odds & Pitching Matchup 9/10/2022

by | Sep 10, 2022

The Detroit Tigers (52-85) and Eric Haase (2 HR in his last game) are underdogs (-103) on the moneyline for their matchup with the Kansas City Royals (56-82) on Saturday at 4:10 PM ET on BSKC. Kansas City’s Jonathan Heasley and Detroit’s Matt Manning have been named the starters for this contest.

Royals vs. Tigers Spread and Betting Line

Royals vs Tigers Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Royals -116 -103 8 -109 -111 -1.5 +112 +106

Computer Predictions for Royals vs. Tigers

Our best bet is the Tigers on the moneyline at -103 after looking at all of the key stats and trends for this matchup. Our computer predicts the total score will over the total of 8 runs.

Our computer pick: Detroit Tigers (-103) and Over (8)

Royals vs. Tigers Game Info

  • Kansas City Royals probable starting pitcher: Jonathan Heasley
  • Detroit Tigers probable starting pitcher: Matt Manning
  • Game Day: Saturday, September 10, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:10 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSKC
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium

Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Pitching Matchup

Heasley Manning
16 GS 9
3-7 W-L 1-2
4.98 ERA 3.86
77.2 IP 44.1
37 BB 13
57 SO 35

Royals Starter Jonathan Heasley

  • Jon Heasley (3-7 with a 4.98 ERA and 57 strikeouts in 77 2/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Royals, his 17th of the season.
  • In his most recent appearance on Saturday, the righty threw seven innings against the Detroit Tigers, giving up two earned runs while surrendering eight hits.
  • In 16 games this season, the 25-year-old has an ERA of 4.98, with 6.6 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .270 against him.
  • Heasley has five quality starts under his belt this season.
  • Heasley will look to prolong a three-game streak of going five or more innings (he’s averaging 4.3 innings per appearance).
  • He will match up with a Tigers offense that ranks 25th in MLB with 1053 total hits (on a .230 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .342 (30th in MLB) with 87 total home runs (30th in MLB).
  • Head-to-head against the Tigers this season, Heasley has thrown seven innings, giving up two earned runs on eight hits while striking out two.

Tigers Starter Matt Manning

  • Manning (1-2) will take the mound for the Tigers, his 10th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up two earned runs in four innings pitched on Sunday in his last outing, a matchup with the Kansas City Royals.
  • The 24-year-old has an ERA of 3.86, a 2.692 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.308 in nine games this season.
  • In nine starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in four of them.
  • Manning has made six starts of five or more innings in nine chances this season, and averages 4.3 frames when he pitches.
  • The Royals are batting .244 this season, 13th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .379 (25th in the league) with 119 home runs.
  • This season, the right-hander has pitched against the Royals in two games, and they have gone 10-for-27 with a double and three RBI over six innings.

Royals Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Royals have been favored 23 times and won 11, or 47.8%, of those games.
  • Kansas City has a record of 8-12, a 40% win rate, when favored by -116 or more by bookmakers this season.
  • The Royals have a 53.7% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • So far this season, Kansas City and its opponents have hit the over in 68 of their 142 games with a total.
  • The Royals are 69-73-0 against the spread this season.

Tigers Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Tigers have come away with 43 wins in the 116 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • Detroit has a mark of 42-73 in contests where bookmakers favor them by -103 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Tigers have an implied victory probability of 50.7% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup.
  • Detroit and their opponents have gone over in 50 of their 139 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • In 139 games with a line this season, the Tigers have a mark of 63-76-0 against the spread.

Royals Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Bobby Witt Jr. is the bat to watch in the Royals lineup, leading the team in batting average (.246), home runs (20), and RBI (71).
  • Among all batters in MLB, Witt Jr. ranks 49th in homers and 38th in RBI.
  • Witt Jr. has collected a hit in two games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .211 with a double, four walks and two RBI.
  • MJ Melendez is batting .221 with 16 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs and 55 walks.
  • Melendez is 86th in homers in MLB, and 98th in RBI.
  • Salvador Perez paces the Royals with 20 home runs.
  • Perez has at least one base hit in five straight games. In his last five games he is batting .333 with a double, a home run, a walk and three RBI.
  • Nicky Lopez has 12 doubles, four triples and 28 walks while hitting .240.
Bobby Witt Jr. 128 .246 .291 .437 20 71 123
MJ Melendez 106 .221 .318 .396 15 52 82
Salvador Pérez 95 .241 .279 .457 20 66 89
Nicky Lopez 129 .240 .295 .289 0 18 97
Hunter Dozier 115 .237 .294 .382 10 36 98

Tigers Leaders & Batting Stats

  • The Tigers are lead in runs batted in by Javier Baez with a mark of 53, he also leads the team in hitting, posting an average of .230.
  • Baez’s home run total puts him 127th in the majors, and he is 94th in RBI.
  • Baez carries a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .300 with a walk and four RBI.
  • Harold Castro is batting .274 with 19 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 16 walks.
  • Among all MLB hitters, Castro ranks 240th in homers and 179th in RBI.
  • Jeimer Candelario has 13 home runs, tops in the clubhouse.
  • Willi Castro is batting .240 with 17 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 14 walks.
Javier Báez 122 .230 .273 .367 12 53 108
Harold Castro 103 .274 .305 .388 6 39 98
Jeimer Candelario 109 .207 .268 .361 13 45 78
Willi Castro 100 .240 .285 .356 6 28 81
Jonathan Schoop 116 .200 .235 .315 9 34 86

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