Royals vs. Tigers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, May 24, 2023

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Royals vs. Tigers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, May 24, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Kansas City Royals (15-35) are favored on the moneyline (-116) in Wednesday’s contest with the Detroit Tigers (21-25). First pitch is at 7:40 PM ET on BSKC. The Tigers, with +157 odds, are favored against the spread (1.5).

Zack Greinke will get the ball for Kansas City while Detroit will counter with Matthew Boyd.

Royals vs. Tigers Odds

  • Royals odds to win: -116
  • Tigers odds to win: -102
  • Spread: Tigers -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2023
  • Time: 7:40 PM ET
  • TV: BSKC

Who Will Win Royals vs. Tigers?

Royals and Tigers Betting Trends

The Royals have a 1-4 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 20% of those games).

Kansas City has played as moneyline favorites of -116 or shorter in just two games this season, which it lost both.

The Tigers have been underdogs in 41 games this season and won 18 (43.9%) of those contests.

Detroit has a record of 16-23, a 41% win rate, when it’s set as an underdog of -102 or more by bookmakers this season.

The Royals have combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 22 times this season for a 22-25-2 record against the over/under.

The Tigers and their opponents have gone over the total this season in 23 of their 46 opportunities.

Royals Stats & Insights

The Royals rank 25th in runs scored with 194, 3.9 per game.

Kansas City is 22nd in MLB play with 49 home runs. They average one per game.

The Royals are 24th in the majors with a .228 batting average.

Kansas City strikes out 8.9 times per game to rank 24th in MLB.

The pitching staff for the Royals has a collective 8.8 K/9, which ranks 14th in the majors.

Kansas City has a 5.13 team ERA that ranks 29th across all MLB pitching staffs.

Tigers Stats & Insights

The Tigers are among the lowest scoring teams in the league, ranking last with just 166 total runs (3.6 per game) this season.

Detroit has hit just 38 homers this season, which ranks 26th in the majors.

The Tigers have a team batting average of .228 this season, which ranks 24th among MLB teams.

Detroit ranks 14th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.1 Ks per contest.

The Tigers have a 7.9 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 25th in the majors.

Detroit has pitched to a 4.42 ERA this season, which ranks 20th in baseball.

Royals Key Players to Watch

Greinke (1-5 with a 4.82 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 52 1/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Royals, his 11th of the season.

Vinnie Pasquantino has been key for Kansas City with nine home runs, 23 RBI and a batting average of .251 this season.

Salvador Perez is batting .280 with 11 home runs and 28 RBI, all three of which lead Kansas City this season.

Bobby Witt Jr. has 46 hits this season and a slash line of .227/.266/.404.

Edward Olivares is batting .235 with an OBP of .299 and a slugging percentage of .379 this season.

Tigers Key Players to Watch

The Tigers will hand the ball to Boyd (3-3) for his ninth start of the season.

Javier Baez paces the Tigers with 23 runs batted in.

Riley Greene’s .287 batting average is a team-high mark.

Spencer Torkelson has 10 doubles, four home runs and 15 walks while hitting .229.

Zach McKinstry has five doubles, three home runs and 16 walks while batting .274.

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), 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 vs. Tigers Prediction

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