Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals 4-16-22

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals 4/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals 4/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Detroit Tigers will meet with the Kansas City Royals in MLB action in Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO, on Saturday, April 16, 2022, at 4:10 PM (EDT). The Tigers didn’t win by a large margin, but they did enough to stop a two-game losing run on Thursday.


With men in scoring position, Detroit went 3 for 8, but only one of their 4 runs was scored on a base hit that went out of the infield. Miguel Cabrera finished 3 for 4 in the victory, bringing his career total to 2,994 hits. Cabrera will become only the fifth player in MLB history to surpass 3,000 hits and 500 home runs with 6 more hits.


New acquisitions had an instant influence on the Tigers through the first seven games. With a .476 batting average and .560 on-base percentage, Austin Meadows tops the squad, while Javier Baez tops the team with 4 RBI. So far, the Tigers had five different players hit a home run. Matt Manning will take the mound for the Tigers on Saturday.


Manning dominated the Red Sox on Monday, surrendering only one hit, a solo home run, in 6 innings of work. Although the Tigers dominated the game 3-1, Manning did not receive a decision. Manning made 18 appearances as a rookie in the season going 4-7 with a 5.80 ERA and 1.51 WHIP.


  •  The total went UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 matches.
  • The total went UNDER in 10 of Detroit’s last 14 matches on the road.
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 matches on the road against Kansas City.

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Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Predictions 4/16/2022


The Royals dropped four straight matches after starting the season with two straight wins. The Royals went 2 for 9 with runners in scoring position Thursday, with both scores coming on RBI singles in the fourth inning. With a 3.5-run-per-game average and a .208 team batting average, the Royals rank 23rd in MLB.


With two of the team’s 4 home runs, Salvador Perez tops the way. Perez is returning from a fantastic 2021 season, during which he set an MLB record with 48 home runs by a catcher. Andrew Benintendi has a .381 batting average and four RBI to lead the club.


Kansas City gave up an MLB-worst 6.3 runs per game, and opponents have a .303 batting average against them. Kris Bubic will take the stage on Saturday. Bubic struggled in his first appearance of the season, giving up five runs in only two-thirds of an inning in a 17-3 defeat to the Guardians on Sunday. Bubic finished 6-7 with a 4.43 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in 29 games and 20 starts last season.


  • The Kansas City Royals are 0-5 SU in their last 5 matches.
  • The total went UNDER in 6 of Kansas City’s last 6 matches against Detroit.
  • Kansas City is 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches at home.

Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals. The MLB pick for this game is the Kansas City Royals. After a terrible debut in 2022, Kris Bubic should be able to rebound in this game.


Bubic pitched four innings against the Tigers last year and went 2-0 with a 1.17 ERA. Matt Manning, on the other hand, should experience some regression. The 24-year-old right-hander pitched well against Boston earlier this week at Comerica Park, but he also demonstrated that he can rely on the road.


Manning went 1-4 with a 6.63 ERA in eight road starts last season. The Royals won five of their previous seven meetings against the Tigers. The Kansas City Royals will win to a predicted score of 6-3.


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Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals 4/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:10 PM ET


Location: Kauffman Stadium Kansas City, MO


Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022




MLB Odds: Kansas City Royals -120


MLB Totals: 9.5


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