Tigers vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, May 23, 2023

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Tigers vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, May 23, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Kansas City Royals (14-35) hope to avoid their fifth straight defeat when they host the Detroit Tigers (21-24) Tuesday at 7:40 PM ET on BSKC. The Tigers are listed as -150 favorites, while the Royals are +129 underdogs as they try to snap their losing skid.

Eduardo Rodriguez will get the ball for Detroit while Kansas City will counter with Mike Mayers.

Tigers vs. Royals Odds

  • Tigers odds to win: -150
  • Royals odds to win: +129
  • Spread: Tigers -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2023
  • Time: 7:40 PM ET
  • TV: BSKC

Who Will Win Tigers vs. Royals?

Tigers and Royals Betting Trends

The Tigers have been the moneyline favorite four total times this season. They’ve finished 3-1 in those games.

Detroit has played as moneyline favorites of -150 or shorter in just one game this season, which it lost.

The Royals have won 13, or 30.2%, of the 43 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Kansas City has a record of 8-25, a 24.2% win rate, when it’s set as an underdog of +129 or more by oddsmakers this season.

The Tigers have combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 23 times this season for a 23-21-1 record against the over/under.

The Royals and their opponents have hit the over in 22 of their 48 games with a total this season.

Tigers Stats & Insights

The Tigers score the fewest runs in baseball (165 total, 3.7 per game).

Detroit has hit the fifth-fewest home runs in MLB action this season (38).

The Tigers are 26th in the majors with a .228 batting average.

Detroit’s hitters strike out nine times per game, the 10th-lowest average in the majors.

The Tigers pitching staff is 26th in MLB with a collective 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings.

Detroit has the 20th-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (4.46).

Royals Stats & Insights

The Royals rank 25th in the majors with 190 total runs scored this season.

Kansas City ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball with 49 home runs.

The Royals have a team batting average of just .227 this season, which ranks 27th among MLB teams.

Kansas City ranks 24th with an average of 8.9 strikeouts per game.

The Royals average the 16th-most strikeouts per nine innings (8.7) in the league this season.

Kansas City has pitched to a 5.21 ERA this season, which ranks 29th in baseball.

Tigers Key Players to Watch

Rodriguez (4-3) gets the starting nod for the Tigers in his 10th start of the season. He’s put together a 2.06 ERA in 56 2/3 innings pitched, with 52 strikeouts.

Javier Baez is batting .238 for Detroit with a team-high 22 RBI.

Spencer Torkelson has 39 hits and an OBP of .301 to go with a slugging percentage of .367 this season.

Riley Greene leads Detroit with a .286 batting average while slugging four homers and driving in 16 runs.

Zach McKinstry has 28 hits and an OBP of .375 to go with a slugging percentage of .412 this season.

Royals Key Players to Watch

The Royals will send out Mayers for his first start of the season.

Vinnie Pasquantino is hitting .256 with 13 doubles, nine home runs and 21 walks.

Salvador Perez’s 11 home runs, 27 RBI and .279 batting average all pace his team.

Bobby Witt Jr. is hitting .221 with seven doubles, four triples, seven home runs and 11 walks.

Edward Olivares has six doubles, two triples, three home runs and nine walks while batting .227.

Tigers and Royals Injuries

Tigers: Kerry Carpenter: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Spencer Turnbull: 15 Day IL (Neck), Trey Wingenter: 15 Day IL (Biceps), 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: 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 vs. Royals Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Royals 5, Tigers 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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