Royals Vs Tigers: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – May 11, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on May 11, 2021

The Kansas City Royals (16-17) will try to end their eight-game losing streak when they visit the Detroit Tigers (10-24) on Tuesday at 7:10 PM ET on BSDET. Oddsmakers consider the Royals to be -137 favorites to end their skid, while the Tigers are +118 underdogs looking for the upset. Kansas City’s Brady Singer and Detroit’s Matthew Boyd have been named the starters for this contest.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 11, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Royals vs Tigers Betting Lines

Royals Betting Insights

  • This season, the Royals have won nine out of the 14 games, or 64.3%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • Kansas City is 2-2 this season when entering a game favored by -137 or more on the moneyline.
  • The Royals have a 55.8% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • The Royals and their opponents have combined to hit the over eight times in their last 10 games with a total.

Royals Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 1-9
Runs Per Game 3.3
HR 10
ERA 6.65
K/9 8.1

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Tigers Betting Insights

  • The Tigers have been underdogs in 29 games this season and have come away with the win nine times (31%) in those contests.
  • Detroit has a mark of 9-16 in contests where bookmakers favor them by +118 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Tigers have an implied victory probability of 44.2% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • In their last 10 games with an over/under, the Tigers and their opponents have combined to clear the total eight times.

Tigers Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 2-8
Runs Per Game 3.7
HR 6
ERA 6.75
K/9 8.8

Tigers Probable Pitcher – Matthew Boyd

  • The Tigers are sending Boyd (2-3) out to make his seventh start of the season. He is 2-3 with a 2.27 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 35 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The lefty’s most recent appearance came on Friday, April 30 against the White Sox, when he went one inning, surrendering two earned runs while giving up three hits.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 30-year-old’s 2.27 ERA ranks 12th, and his .930 WHIP ranks 12th.
  • Boyd enters this matchup with five outings of five or more innings pitched this year.
  • The Tigers have been the moneyline underdog in six of Boyd’s starts this season, and they went 2-4 in those games.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 11, 2021 at 2:10 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Royals Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 16-17
Home 8-12
Road 8-5
vs LHP (Starters) 5-5
vs RHP (Starters) 11-12
Day Games 1-1
Night Games 15-16

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Royals Probable Pitcher – Brady Singer

  • The Royals will send Singer (1-3) to the mound for his seventh start this season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Thursday, when he threw 5 2/3 innings against the Indians, giving up three earned runs while allowing four hits.
  • The 24-year-old has an ERA of 3.41, 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings and a batting average against of .211 in six games this season.
  • Singer has four starts of five or more innings this season in six chances. He averages 4.1 innings per outing.
  • His team has won 66.7% of his starts when they are favored on the moneyline (2-1).
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 11, 2021 at 2:10 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Tigers Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 10-24
Home 5-10
Road 5-14
vs LHP (Starters) 2-7
vs RHP (Starters) 8-17
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 10-24

Royals Hitting Stats

  • The Royals have hit the fifth-fewest home runs in MLB action this season (31).
  • The Royals have hit 13 home runs on the road this season (1.0 per game).
  • Kansas City has hit 10 home runs over the last 10 games.
  • The Royals have lost eight games in a row entering this matchup. During that span the team is averaging 2.6 runs per game while allowing 7.2 runs per outing.
  • Salvador Perez leads Kansas City with seven home runs this season. He’s batting .275 with 18 RBI.
  • Whit Merrifield leads Kansas City in runs batted in (23) this season. He’s batting .271 while slugging .419.

Tigers Hitting Stats

  • The Tigers rank 23rd in Major League Baseball with 34 home runs.
  • They’ve hit two or more homers in eight games this season and are 4-4 in those matchups.
  • Detroit has hit six home runs over the last 10 games.
  • Jeimer Candelario is hitting .289 with five doubles, three home runs and 13 walks.
  • Robbie Grossman has five doubles, three home runs and 25 walks while hitting .225.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick:
Royals (-137)

Over/Under Pick: Over (7.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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