Detroit (E Jackson) (@2.87) vs Kansas City (J Junis) (@1.44)
04-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Kansas City (J Junis) will win
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Detroit (E Jackson) – Kansas City (J Junis) Match Prediction | 04-09-2019 20:15

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"If his weakness is not one of your strengths, you have to stick with your strengths. "Ultimately if a hitter's weakness is one of your strengths, then it's a lot easier to attack," Jackson said Tuesday. If you have confidence in that pitch that day, by all means, throw it. If it's a pitch you feel you are able to execute, it's all about confidence.

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In his career, Junis is 6-1 with a 3.12 ERA and 40 strikeouts against Detroit. Alex Gordon led the Royals with four RBIs, going 2 for 4 with a home run while Whit Merrifield and Chris Owings each had an RBI. The Kansas City Royals will look to rebound after being swept in a two game set against Minnesota following a 7-6 loss on Wednesday. Homer Bailey went five innings, allowing three runs on five hits while striking out eight, not factoring in the decision. Adalberto Mondesi went 2 for 5 with a triples while Ryan OHearn had a pair of hits and Martin Maldonado added a base hit as well in the losing effort. Wily Peralta ended up with the loss to fall to 0-1 this season. Jakob Junis will start game one and is 1-0 with a 4.76 ERA and 6 strikeouts this season.

The low line with Detroit at home is tempting considering that the Tigers held their own in a big way, especially on the road against the Yankees. However, Im still not sold on the Tigers as a whole and while Kansas City has been up and down to start the year and Junis has had a lot of success in his career against the Tigers. I think this could be a good turnaround spot for KC, so Ill side with the Royals and the low line on the road here.

Buck Farmer got the win to improve to 1-0 while Shane Greene picked up his 4th save of the season. Matt Boyd went 6.1 innings, allowing one run on five hits while walking three and striking out 13, not factoring in the decision. The Detroit Tigers will look to build on a rubber match win against the Yankees by a final score of 2-1 to take the series. Spencer Turnbull will start game one and is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA and 5 strikeouts this season. Gordon Beckham had a home run while Christin Stewart added an RBI as well. This will be Turnbulls first career start against Kansas City. Niko Goodrum had a double while Josh Harrison added a base hit of his own to round out Detroits offense as the Tigers cranked out just three hits as a team in the win.

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The Tigers are listed with odds of +115 at home, while the over/under total is set at 9 runs. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game. The public betting for the contest currently has 52 percent going on the Tigers at home. According to oddsmakers, the Royals are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -135 to win.

Detroits offense has kicked into a higher gear as of late as the team has posted a total of twenty-six runs in their last four outings, thus racking up a 3-1 record. This is certainly a huge performance for an offense that is averaging under four runs per game on the year along with its lineup batting only .236.

Jorge Soler had a two-run home run to lead the Royals. KC only had five hits in the win for their seven runs, but the Tigers walked five and committed two errors. Whit Merrifield also drove in a pair of runs. Mike Montgomery earned his first win of the year on Saturday, striking out 12 Tigers over seven innings while giving up just four hits. It was his 33rd home run of the season.

Junis hasnt been much different, but the Royals have better hitting to support him. Norris has been okay for the Tigers, but he still gives up multiple runs and has an awful bullpen behind him. He has been pretty strong against the Tigers, posting a 3.46 ERA over two starts this year. Given Detroits lack of hitting an awful bullpen, I will take my chances on the Royals to get another win today. Norris has a 5.63 ERA against the Royals over two starts.

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Look for the Royals to pick up a win in game-four, despite the Tigers dominance of Kansas City in recent matchups. Junis will certainly play a huge role in the win as he has certainly had some success on the hill as of late.