A game between the Tigers and Royals would usually not draw much attention. However, Thursday night is an entirely different set of circumstances. Omaha’s TD Ameritrade Park will be hosting this major league baseball matchup. And the city of Omaha is jazzed. Concurrently the College World Series will begin there on Saturday. So, Detroit and Kansas City will open what promises to be a festive week and a half. On the whole this will be a matchup of losers for baseball betting games. But for the city of Omaha it may was well be a World Series game.
Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals
Date and Time: Thursday, June 13, 2019, 8 p.m. ET
Location: TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, Nebraska
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Tigers vs. Royals TV Coverage: ESPN
Subpar Detroit Tigers
Now Detroit enters this matchup with a record of 24-38. Six losses in their last eight baseball betting games doesn’t inspire confidence. MLB metrics have the Tigers ranked 29th for run production. Further, they rank 27th for OPS and 29th for home runs. Detroit’s pitching staff ranks and abysmal 23rd for earned run average. As a result, they are fourth in the American League Central. On the whole this is looking like a long and tedious rebuild in the Motor City.
Royals in Free Fall
Along the same lines Kansas City is 20-45 and dead last in the American League Central. KC has lost eight of their last 10 games. Kansas City ranks 23rd for run production and 28th for staff ERA. Correspondingly the Royals are 27th for home runs and 30th for WHIP. Extending the misery of Royals fans is how the roster was gutted. Just four years ago Kansas City was on their way to a World Series championship. In contrast this franchise has reverted back to its penny-pinching ways
Tigers Probable Starter and Bullpen
Left hander Matthew Boyd (5-4, 1.04 WHIP, 3.08 ERA) is the scheduled starter for Detroit. Overall Boyd is one of the Tigers top Pitchers. Yet Detroit has lost five of their last six games. Bullpen issues are a big problem for the Tigers. They rank 27th in that category.
Royals Probable Starter and Bullpen
Right hander Homer Bailey (4-6, 1.51 WHIP, 5.90 ERA) is scheduled to take the hill for Kansas City. In like manner the Royals have lost four of his last five starts. KC’s bullpen is also a weakness. Kansas City’s relievers rank 23rd in MLB.
Tigers vs. Royals Head to Head
Detroit has had the recent offshore bookmaker advantage in this series. To illuminate the Tigers have won seven of the last 10 between these teams. Five of those 10 games went over the total. Now Kansas City is the “home” team for this game at Omaha. KC has won only four of their last 14 home tilts against Detroit.
Matchup to Watch
On this occasion the good people of Omaha will be treated to an otherwise lackluster affair. The fact that this game will be at TD Ameritrade Park will be a jolt of much needed excitement. Detroit has the matchup advantage for baseball betting games with Matthew Boyd.
Tigers vs. Royals MLB Betting Odds Picks
In sum Detroit is the pick here!
Baseball Betting Online Pick: Detroit Tigers
Baseball Betting Online Score Prediction: Tigers 5, Royals 4
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