Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals MLB Odds and Predictions
The MLB 2021 is turning out to be a great season with some nail biters entertaining the fans big time. Tonight, the fans are in for a treat when they witness Detroit Tigers take on Kansas City Royals in an AL Central clash at the Comerica Park.
The Tigers are trying to punch above their weight to go up in the table while the Royals are more concerned about keeping their top spot in the group. The Tigers have a great chance to get that much closer to White Sox while the Royals would be looking to play at their very best on Friday.
Kansas City Royals lead the American League Central points table while Detroit Tigers are fourth in the group. In last 10 games in this season, Royals have won 6 while Tigers have won only 4. The latest Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals MLB Odds and Predictions will be updated in below table on game day.
Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals MLB Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The Detroit Tigers who haven’t made it to the playoffs in the last six seasons are probably staring at yet another early exit with the side struggling to string victories so far. The first thing they would be looking is to avoid wooden spoon this season with still a long way to go.
Despite winning 11 games in the pre-season, it has been quite bumpy for the side in the regular season. Even though they were off to a big start with two wins against Indians, they were taken down in the next couple of games against the likes of Twins, Athletics and Pirates. Two back-to-back wins against Pirates meant that they are sitting in 4th spot in AL central.
On the other hand, the Kansas City Royals are currently ruling the AL central group with exemplary performances following them in this edition. They have won 10 games and are having a win-loss ratio of 0.588 so far.
They got a much-needed start to their campaign with three important wins against Rangers before losing to Indians and White Sox. But important wins against Blue Jays, Angels and Rays meant that their first spot was intact. Their only concern has been their mediocre away record which they would be looking to improve in the coming games.
Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals MLB Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head
Games: 734: Royals: 370 Tigers: 364
Previous meeting: Royals won 3-1 on 27th September in a regular season fixture.
Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals MLB Odds and Predictions : Players to watch
Willi Castro has topped the charts in terms of batting average of 0.224 and 20 bases covered in this edition. He has 18 strike-out in seventeen appearances.
Jeimer Candelario who usually plays in the 3rd base has 9 runs and 8 walks so far. Wilson Ramos came up with 0 Hit, 1 Run and no walk against Pirates.
He was accompanied by Spencer Turnbull who amassed 2 Hits and 6 strike outs as the prime pitcher in the side. More importantly, he has a batting average of 0.143 and a slugging percentage of 0.333.
In terms of pitching, Jakob Junis was the star of the show for the side with 6 Hits and 3 Base on Balls against Rays.
Jorge Soler, who is the right field has 11 Hits, 20 Bases and a batting average of 0.208 so far. His exploit with the bat was a treat to the eyes.
Salvador Perez has topped the charts with slugging percentage of 0.559 and 19 strike outs in 17 appearances. To his credit, he also accounts for 9 extra base hits so far.
Whit Merrifield has also been quite effective as the 2nd base in the side who came up with 11 Runs and 19 Hits in this edition.
Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals MLB Odds and Predictions : Odds and predictions
Looking at the outright predictions given by Bet365, Royals are 11th favorites to grab the American league while the Tigers are the least favorites. Oddschecker who are known for giving the best odds have also suggested the home team to have an outside edge with odds of 75/1 whereas Kansas Royals have a better shot with odds of 40/1.
Another platform Betway has also gone on to predict that both the sides have little going their way to stay alive in the tournament.