Thursday MLB Odds & Expert Preview on Kansas City at Detroit

Posted by Peter Boysen on June 28, 2017 in

A pair of American League Central teams will get together on Thursday afternoon for the final game of the three game series. The Kansas City Royals will take on the Detroit Tigers. The Detroit Tigers won the first game of the series, which moved them to 34-42 on the season. The Tigers are in fourth place in the American League Central.

For Kansas City, with the loss on Tuesday, it dropped them to 37-38 on the season. The Royals are in third place in the division behind both the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians. The Detroit Tigers are MLB odds favorites in this game. Detroit is listed at -133 in the MLB odds over the Kansas City Royals for Thursday afternoon.

Thursday MLB Odds & Expert Preview on Kansas City at Detroit

When: Thursday June 29, 2017; 12:10pm CT
Where: Comerica Park; Detroit, MI
TV: FSKC (Kansas City) / FS-D (Detrioit)
Radio: KCSP 610 (Kansas City) / 97.1 The Ticket (Detrioit)
Stream Option: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: Detroit Tigers -133

Why Bet on Kansas City Royals?

The Kansas City Royals have played much better baseball as of late, but still sit under .500 heading into Wednesday’s affair. The Royals also have been outscored by 40 runs this season. Kansas City went on a three game winning streak, by outscoring Boston and Toronto 14-10, before getting smacked 13-5 in the next two games.

The Kansas City offense still ranks as one of the worst in Major League Baseball. The Royals rank 28th in runs scored, and 24th in batting average. Eric Hosmer is the leading hitter for Kansas City with a .306 average. Mike Moustakas is the top power provider for the Royals with a .268 batting, 19 homeruns and 46 runs batted in.

The Tigers are the MLB odds favorite heading into Thursday's game.

Why Bet on Detroit Tigers?

The Detroit Tigers are back home, a place where they have gone 19-16 on the season. Detroit snapped their 8 game losing streak with back to back wins over the Padres and Royals. During the 8 game losing streak, the Tigers were outscored 47-23. The Tigers have a 4.85 earned run average, which is 26th in the league.

Offensively, the Tigers are led by veteran left fielder Justin Upton. Upton is hitting .267 on the season with 14 bombs and 49 runs batted in. The Tigers as a team are batting .253, which is 17th in the league. Detroit picked up homeruns from J.D. Martinez and Miguel Cabrera and a strong start from Justin Verlander in the Tuesday win.

Kansas City at Detroit MLB Expert Pick & Prediction

Jake Junis will pitch for the Kansas City Royals in this game. The 24 year old from Rock Falls, Illinois is 2-1 on the season with a 4.97 earned run average. Junis has thrown 29 innings this  season, and struck out 23 batters, and walked 13. Junis is throwing in his first full season in Major League Baseball.

The Tigers are throwing Michael Fulmer. Fulmer has a 6-6 record this season with a 3.29 earned run average. Fulmer has thrown 93 innings this season, and struck out 71. Fulmer needs 7 innings to get to 100 on the season. Look for him to go 7, and be strong. The Detroit Tigers are the pick here. Bet Detroit -133 over Kansas City.