Royals vs. Tigers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Monday, May 22, 2023

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Royals vs. Tigers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Monday, May 22, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Kansas City Royals (14-34) are favored on the moneyline (-115) in Monday’s contest with the Detroit Tigers (20-24). Game time is at 7:40 PM ET on BSKC. The Tigers, with +157 odds, are favored against the spread (1.5).

Brady Singer starts for Kansas City while Michael Lorenzen is Detroit’s starter for the contest.

Royals vs. Tigers Odds

  • Royals odds to win: -115
  • Tigers odds to win: -104
  • Spread: Tigers -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Monday, May 22, 2023
  • Time: 7:40 PM ET
  • TV: BSKC

Who Will Win Royals vs. Tigers?

Royals and Tigers Betting Trends

The Royals have been favored on the moneyline four total times this season. They’ve gone 1-3 in those games.

Kansas City has played as moneyline favorites of -115 or shorter in only two games this season, which it lost both.

The Tigers have been underdogs in 40 games this season and won 17 (42.5%) of those contests.

Detroit has a record of 16-23, a 41% win rate, when it’s set as an underdog of -104 or more by bookmakers this season.

The Royals have played in 47 games with a set over/under, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 21 times (21-24-2).

Games involving the Tigers have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 22 of 44 chances this season.

Royals Stats & Insights

The Royals have the No. 25 offense in MLB play scoring 3.9 runs per game (185 total runs).

Kansas City is 22nd in baseball with 46 home runs. They average one per game.

The Royals’ .228 batting average ranks 25th in the majors.

Kansas City’s 8.9 strikeouts per game rank 25th in the majors.

The pitching staff for the Royals has a collective 8.7 K/9, which ranks 15th in the majors.

Kansas City’s 5.19 team ERA ranks 29th among all MLB pitching staffs.

Tigers Stats & Insights

The Tigers have scored the fewest runs in the league this season with just 157 (3.6 per game).

Detroit has hit just 37 homers this season, which ranks 26th in the majors.

The Tigers have a team batting average of just .226 this season, which ranks 27th among MLB teams.

Detroit ranks 11th in strikeouts per game (8.9) among MLB offenses.

The Tigers average just 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 27th in the league.

Detroit pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.46 ERA this year, which ranks 21st in MLB.

Royals Key Players to Watch

Singer gets the start for the Royals, his 10th of the season. He is 3-4 with a 7.09 ERA and 40 strikeouts through 45 2/3 innings pitched.

Vinnie Pasquantino has been key for Kansas City with eight home runs, 21 RBI and a batting average of .257 this season.

Salvador Perez leads Kansas City in home runs with 10, runs batted in with 26 and a batting average of .281.

Bobby Witt Jr. has collected 44 base hits, an OBP of .267 and a slugging percentage of .410 this season.

Edward Olivares has 29 hits and an OBP of .293 to go with a slugging percentage of .375 this season.

Tigers Key Players to Watch

The Tigers’ Lorenzen (2-2) will make his seventh start of the season.

Riley Greene has put up a team-high batting average of .282.

Spencer Torkelson has made the most of his opportunities as he leads his team with 21 RBI.

Javier Baez is batting .228 with six doubles, three home runs and nine walks.

Zach McKinstry is batting .273 with five doubles, three home runs and 15 walks.

Royals and Tigers Injuries

Royals: Kyle Isbel: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Drew Waters: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Brad Keller: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Daniel Lynch: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Ryan Yarbrough: 60 Day IL (Head), Kris Bubic: 60 Day IL (Flexor), Jake Brentz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Angel Zerpa: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Diego Hernandez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Tigers: Kerry Carpenter: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Trey Wingenter: 15 Day IL (Biceps), Spencer Turnbull: 15 Day IL (Neck), Matt Manning: 60 Day IL (Foot), Austin Meadows: 60 Day IL (Anxiety), Beau Brieske: 60 Day IL (Arm), Casey Mize: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tarik Skubal: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Freddy Pacheco: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Royals vs. Tigers Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Royals 6, Tigers 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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