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Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals 5/22/24 MLB Betting Picks

Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals 5/22/24 – As the MLB season progresses, an intriguing matchup is set to take place at Kauffman Stadium on May 22, 2024, where the Detroit Tigers (23-22) face off against the Kansas City Royals (29-19). This game not only highlights a clash between two closely competitive teams but also serves as a significant event for bettors and fans checking the top online sportsbook for the best betting opportunities.

Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals 5/22/24

When:Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at 2:10 PM ET
Where:Kauffman Stadium

Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals 5/22/24

-1.5 +135
O 7.5 -127
+1.5 -167
U 7.5 -101
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Currently, the betting odds for the game have not been released. However, considering the season’s trends and performance, bettors should stay tuned for the opening lines. The anticipated close match-up might suggest narrow spreads and a potentially higher scoring game given the recent offensive outputs from both teams.

Tarik Skubal (6-0, 1.8 ERA) vs. Cole Ragans (3-3, 3.7 ERA)

Tarik Skubal of the Detroit Tigers has been outstanding this season with a perfect 6-0 record and a fantastic 1.8 ERA and 0.55 innings pitched and a 0.78 WHIP. His control of walks has also been exemplary this season issuing out just 8 walks in addition to a season-high of 66 strikeouts making him a tough actor on the mound. Another surprising element of the stats of Skubal is the low opponent batting average of .221, which indicates his ability to dominate the opponents in this match.

On the other side, Cole Ragans of the Kansas City Royals has a kind of mixed success with three wins and three losses and a 3.7 ERA. Despite the higher WHIP of 1.2 and more hits in 56 innings (49 hits in 56 innings) Ragans has some competitive strike out stuff (64 strikeouts). His task will be to avoid walks and prevent the Tigers’ hitters from scoring a lot of runs thus allowing to get a desired result on behalf of the Kansas City team.

Tigers’ Tactical Approach: A Closer Look at the Stats

Detroit this season has received good support from pitching but little from the offense as the team’s batting average for this season is .234 and a relatively low slugging percentage of .371. Nevertheless, their pitching staff is doing a rather good job as well, with Skubal being the leader of the pack and keeping a respectable 3.22 ERA and a WHIP of 1.11 which are essential in ensuring that games do not exceed reach.

Royals’ Roster Resilience: Breaking Down the Numbers

The Kansas City Royals with a team batting average of .243 with a higher slugging average of .391, have demonstrated that they can make the best out of the few chances that come their way to score. Their pitching, though not as good as Detroit, is still good with a 3.42 ERA, and the number of walks also raised. Their slightly stronger offense combined with stable pitching is another factor that helps them win this season.


Detroit Tigers Betting Trends

Tigers are 3-2 in their last 5 games.
Detroit Tigers are 2-3 in their last 5 games against the spread
Tigers are 13-9 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 3 of Tigers’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 11 of Tigers’ 23 last games at home

Kansas City Royals Betting Trends

Royals are 3-2 in their last 5 games.
Kansas City Royals are 3-2 in their last 5 games against the spread
Royals are 12-10 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 1 of Royals’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 9 of Royals’ 25 last games at home

Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals Betting Picks

Based on the pitching matchup and current trends, this game leans slightly in favor of Detroit, primarily due to Tarik Skubal’s standout performances. Bettors might consider playing the Tigers on the moneyline if the odds are favorable. Additionally, considering the over trends and the offensive capabilities of both teams, looking at the total runs market might be worthwhile.

For those interested in baseball picks and predictions, the Tigers seem to have the edge, particularly with their superior pitching stats. However, the Royals’ resilience at home should not be underestimated, making this one of the more balanced and exciting matchups to watch.

Score Prediction: Tigers 5, Royals 4.