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Royals vs. Tigers odds, prediction, line: 2022 MLB picks, Sunday, July 3 best bets from proven model

The Detroit Tigers host the Kansas City Royals in an American League Central matchup on Sunday afternoon. The contest is the series finale of a weekend set at Comerica Park. The two teams split the first two games of the series, with Kansas City taking the opener and Detroit winning on Saturday. The Tigers are 30-46, while the Royals are 28-48 this season.

First pitch is at 12:05 p.m. ET in Detroit. Caesars Sportsbook lists Detroit as a -135 home favorite (risk $135 to win $100) on the money line, while the over-under, or total number of runs Vegas thinks will be scored, is 7.5 in the latest Royals vs. Tigers odds. Before you make any Tigers vs. Royals picks, be sure to check out the latest MLB predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times and it is off to a strong start to the 2022 season. It’s on a 59-51 run on top-rated MLB money-line picks through 12 weeks. This is the same model that pegged the 2021 Atlanta Braves as one of three best bets to win it all last season at +1000. Anybody who has followed it has seen profitable returns.

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Now, the model has set its sights on Royals vs. Tigers, and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Tigers vs. Royals:

  • Royals vs. Tigers money line: Tigers -135, Royals +115
  • Royals vs. Tigers over-under: 7.5 runs
  • Royals vs. Tigers run line: Tigers -1.5 (+162)
  • KC: The Royals are 14-23 in road games
  • DET: The Tigers are 19-23 in home games
  • Royals vs. Tigers picks: See picks at SportsLine

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Why you should back the Royals

The Royals boast a couple of high-end traits on offense, including a league-leading mark in triples and useful team speed. Kansas City also projects quite well in run prevention on Sunday, and Brady Singer is the biggest reason. Singer, a 25-year-old right-hander, is displaying intriguing command this season, walking only 1.7 batters per nine innings. That helps to lead to a 1.148 WHIP, and right-handed hitters have only a .626 OPS against Singer in 2022. 

He is also excelling on the road, headlined by a 2.86 ERA, and Singer is facing a porous Tigers offense. Detroit entered the weekend dead-last in the American League in runs scored, home runs, walks, and slugging percentage, and the Tigers are also in the bottom three of the league in hits, doubles, batting average, and on-base percentage.

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Why you should back the Tigers

Detroit’s pitching projection on Sunday is very effective. Kansas City has a below-average overall offense by American League standards this season, and the Tigers are sending Tarik Skubal to the mound. The 25-year-old left-hander has a 3.75 ERA with 89 strikeouts in 84 innings this season. Skubal has a 1.167 WHIP and a walk rate of only 2.3 per nine innings, with opponents posting only a .667 OPS against him this season. 

Skubal holds both right-handed and left-handed hitters to sub-.700 OPS marks, and he has a 3.13 ERA in home starts this season. Earlier in 2022, Skubal held the Royals scoreless across 5.2 innings of work, and Detroit also has a bullpen advantage. The Tigers are in the top three of the American League in wins above replacement from relief pitchers, and Kansas City is in the bottom three of the AL in bullpen ERA in 2022.

How to make Tigers vs. Royals picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting 8.1 combined runs. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the model’s MLB picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Royals vs. Tigers? And which side has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its MLB picks, and find out.

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