Royals Vs Tigers: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – May 23, 2021

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 23, 2021

The Kansas City Royals (21-23) host the Detroit Tigers (18-27) on Sunday to close out a three-game series. The Royals are favored (-152) to win the rubber match, which starts at 2:10 PM ET from Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City’s Kris Bubic and Detroit’s Casey Mize have been named the starters for this contest.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 23, 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 been favored 18 times and won 10, or 55.6%, of those games.
  • Kansas City has entered six games this season favored by -152 or more and is 3-3 in those contests.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 57.9% chance of a victory for the Royals.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Royals and their opponents have combined to hit the over four times.

Royals Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 5-5
Runs Per Game 4.0
HR 8
ERA 3.37
K/9 10.5

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Tigers Betting Insights

  • The Tigers have won in 16, or 41%, of the 39 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • This season, Detroit has come away with a win 14 times in 29 chances when named as an underdog of at least +128 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Tigers have a 42.1% chance of walking away with the win.
  • When it comes to the total, the Tigers and their foes are 3-6-1 in their previous 10 contests.

Tigers Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 7-3
Runs Per Game 4.7
HR 9
ERA 3.50
K/9 8.5

Tigers Probable Pitcher – Casey Mize

  • Mize (3-3 with a 3.69 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 46 1/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Tigers, his ninth of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Tuesday against the Mariners, when he went 7 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run while giving up three hits.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 24-year-old’s BB/9 ranks seventh in BB/9.
  • Mize is trying for his fifth straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.2 frames per start.
  • The Tigers have a 5-2 record in Mize’s seven starts this season when they were the moneyline underdog.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 23, 2021 at 2:17 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Royals Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 21-23
Home 11-13
Road 10-10
vs LHP (Starters) 7-6
vs RHP (Starters) 14-17
Day Games 1-1
Night Games 20-22

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Royals Probable Pitcher – Kris Bubic

  • Bubic will get the start for the Royals, his second of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday, when he threw six scoreless innings while allowing one hit against the Brewers.
  • Bubic has pitched five or more innings in three straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • His team lost his only start as a favorite this season.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 23, 2021 at 2:17 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Tigers Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 18-27
Home 9-12
Road 9-15
vs LHP (Starters) 6-7
vs RHP (Starters) 12-20
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 18-27

Royals Hitting Stats

  • The Royals have hit 40 home runs this season, the third-lowest total in MLB play.
  • The Royals have a 9-1 record this season in games when they rack up at least two homers.
  • Kansas City has hit eight home runs over the past 10 games.
  • Salvador Perez leads Kansas City in home runs this season with nine while driving in 27 runs.
  • Carlos Santana leads Kansas City in runs batted in (29) this season. He’s batting .257 while slugging .446.

Tigers Hitting Stats

  • The Tigers rank 25th in Major League Baseball with 43 home runs.
  • They’ve hit 27 homers, an average of 1.1 per game, in 24 road contests this season.
  • Detroit has hit nine home runs over the last 10 games.
  • Robbie Grossman has collected a team-best 20 runs batted in.
  • Jeimer Candelario is hitting .278 with eight doubles, four home runs and 18 walks.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Tigers (+128)

Over/Under Pick: Over (8.5)

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

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