On the afternoon of May 22, 2024, baseball fans will be treated to an enticing clash at Kauffman Stadium, as the Detroit Tigers face the Kansas City Royals starting at 2:10 PM under a lightly clouded sky.

Leading the charge for the Tigers will be Tarik Skubal, entering the game with an impressive 1.800 ERA. The Royals counter with Cole Ragans, who carries a 3.696 ERA into the contest. In the ongoing season, the Tigers find themselves 10th in the AL Central Division with a record of 23-25, holding a .480 winning percentage. Currently experiencing a three-game skid, they remain competitive with a recent count of four wins in their last ten games. The Tigers have collected 10 wins and 13 losses at home, alongside a nearly even 13-12 road record. In terms of day versus night performance, they shine slightly brighter in daytime games with 11 wins to 12 in night outings, having scored 199 runs and conceded 194.

Comparatively, the Royals boast a stronger season record so far, positioned 4th in the AL Central with a 31-19 record. Their .620 winning percentage is supported by a solid home record of 20-8 and an even 11-11 on the road. They have excelled in recent form, with seven victories in their last ten games and currently ride a five-game winning streak. The Royals have notched up 13 day game wins against 18 at night, scoring 239 runs while allowing 172.

Focusing on the betting odds for the match, the point spread is set at 1.5, and the Over/Under is pegged at 7.5. For those interested in moneyline odds, the Tigers stand at -119 as the away team, offering them a slight edge, while the Royals are listed at even odds (100) at home. These figures suggest a closely contested game with potentially tight margins, adding an extra layer of excitement for bettors and fans alike.