Royals vs. Tigers Prediction, Computer Picks, Odds & Pitching Matchup 9/11/2022

by | Sep 11, 2022

Michael A. Taylor is on the brink of his 98th hit of the season for the Kansas City Royals (56-83) as they get set to take on the Detroit Tigers (53-85) on Sunday. The Royals enter the matchup as -150 favorites on the moneyline, and action gets underway from Kauffman Stadium at 2:10 PM ET. Kansas City’s Brady Singer and Detroit’s Tyler Alexander 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 -150 +128 7.5 -113 -108 -1.5 +141 -170

Computer Predictions for Royals vs. Tigers

After digging through all of the key stats and trends for this matchup, our best bet is the Tigers on the moneyline at +128. Our computer picks see the scoring going over the total of 7.5 runs.

Our computer pick: Detroit Tigers (+128) and Over (7.5)

Royals vs. Tigers Game Info

  • Kansas City Royals probable starting pitcher: Brady Singer
  • Detroit Tigers probable starting pitcher: Tyler Alexander
  • Game Day: Sunday, September 11, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:10 PM ET
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium

Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Pitching Matchup

Singer Alexander
20 GS 12
7-4 W-L 3-9
3.38 ERA 5.23
127.2 IP 72.1
30 BB 16
125 SO 39

Royals Starter Brady Singer

  • Singer (7-4) takes the mound for the Royals in his 21st start of the season. He’s put together a 3.38 ERA in 127 2/3 innings pitched, with 125 strikeouts.
  • In his last outing on Tuesday against the Cleveland Guardians, the righty went 6 2/3 innings, giving up three earned runs while surrendering nine hits.
  • In 23 games this season, the 26-year-old has an ERA of 3.38, with 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .251 against him.
  • Singer has recorded 11 quality starts this season.
  • Singer has pitched five or more innings in a game 18 times this season heading into this matchup.
  • He will face off against a Tigers team that is hitting .231 as a unit (25th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .344 (29th in MLB) with 88 total home runs (30th in MLB).
  • Singer has pitched 10 2/3 innings, giving up three earned runs on 13 hits while striking out 15 against the Tigers this season.

Tigers Starter Tyler Alexander

  • Alexander (3-9) will take to the mound for the Tigers and make his 13th start of the season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Tuesday, when he gave up six earned runs and allowed 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings against the Los Angeles Angels.
  • The 28-year-old has pitched in 22 games this season with an ERA of 5.23, a 2.438 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.382.
  • In 12 starts this season, he’s earned two quality starts.
  • Alexander has five starts of five or more innings this season in 12 chances. He averages 3.1 innings per outing.
  • The Royals rank 14th in MLB with a .243 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 25th in the league (.378) and 119 home runs.
  • This season, the left-hander has pitched against the Royals in two games, and they have gone 5-for-18 with a double and an RBI over 5 1/3 innings.

Royals Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Royals have been favored 24 times and won 11, or 45.8%, of those games.
  • Kansas City has a record of 1-3 when favored by -150 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Royals, based on the moneyline, is 60%.
  • Kansas City and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 69 of their 143 opportunities.
  • The Royals have an ATS record of 69-74-0 in 143 games with a spread this season.

Tigers Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Tigers have been chosen as underdogs in 117 games this year and have walked away with the win 44 times (37.6%) in those games.
  • This year, Detroit has won 26 of 79 games when listed as at least +128 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Tigers have a 43.9% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Detroit and their opponents have gone over in 51 of their 140 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • In 140 games with a line this season, the Tigers have a mark of 64-76-0 against the spread.

Royals Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Bobby Witt Jr.’s 20 home runs and 71 RBI both lead the Royals, on top of his team-high .247 average.
  • Of all hitters in the majors, Witt Jr. ranks 49th in home runs and 38th in RBI.
  • Witt Jr. has collected a hit in three straight games. During his last five outings he is batting .167 with a double, three walks and an RBI.
  • Salvador Perez has shown his power as he paces his team with 20 home runs.
  • Perez heads into this game looking for his seventh game in a row with a hit. During his last 10 outings he is batting .368 with two doubles, three home runs, a walk and nine RBI.
  • MJ Melendez has 16 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs and 55 walks while hitting .219.
  • Nicky Lopez is hitting .240 with 12 doubles, four triples and 28 walks.
Bobby Witt Jr. 129 .247 .291 .438 20 71 124
Salvador Pérez 96 .244 .282 .458 20 67 91
MJ Melendez 107 .219 .315 .392 15 52 82
Nicky Lopez 130 .240 .295 .289 0 19 98
Hunter Dozier 115 .237 .294 .382 10 36 98

Tigers Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Javier Baez has a team-high batting average of .233 while pacing the Tigers in runs batted in with a mark of 55.
  • Among all hitters in the majors, Baez’s home run total is 129th and his RBI tally is 85th.
  • Baez takes a hitting streak of four games into this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .300 with a double, a triple, a walk and six RBI.
  • Harold Castro has 19 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 16 walks while hitting .276.
  • Castro ranks 241st among all hitters in the majors in home runs, and 173rd 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 123 .233 .275 .374 12 55 110
Harold Castro 104 .276 .307 .390 6 41 100
Jeimer Candelario 110 .205 .266 .357 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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