Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Miguel Gonzalez (9-9) vs. Danny Duffy (6-6)
The Kansas City Royals welcome the Baltimore Orioles to Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday. Miguel Gonzalez is the probable starter for the Orioles and he'll face Danny Duffy of the Royals. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +125 and Kansas City at -135. The over/under was set at 8. The Orioles, with a 64-59 run line record, cover the spread 52% of the time. They also have a 52-64 over/under record. The Royals have a 52-59 over/under record and a 69-54 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 56% of the time.
The Orioles head into this matchup with a 62-61 record, including 23-35 on the road. Miguel Gonzalez has an earned run average of 4.73 and is 9-9 so far on the season while having a 1.35 WHIP. In his starts, the Orioles are 12-11 over his 131.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 134 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 12-11. The team is averaging 4.6 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.86 and they have given up 331 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 390 and walked 138 batters this season while opposing teams hit .230 against them. Baltimore has a team average of 8.53 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.81 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.79, they are 13th in the league.
Baltimore is batting .256 as a team, which is good for 9th in the league and hitting .242 away from home. The Orioles hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309 which is good for 20th in baseball. With 143 hits, Manny Machado leads the team while his team ranks 12th in hits per game with 8.67.
With a 42-20 home record, Kansas City will hope to improve on their 75-48 overall mark. Danny Duffy is starting this game 6-6 for the season with an earned run average of 4.18 and a WHIP of 1.40. In his starts, the Royals are 12-7 and he has allowed 105 hits over 103.1 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 7-12. The team is averaging 4 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.35 and they have given up 305 base hits on the year. The Royals bullpen has struck out 371 batters and walked 135 this season while opposing teams have hit .206 against them. Kansas City has a team average of 8.34 hits per game and are averaging 6.89 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.57, they are 7th in the league.
They are batting .269 as a team, which is good for 2nd in the league and hitting .278 at home. The Royals hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 10th in baseball. With 145 hits, Eric Hosmer leads the team while his team ranks 6th in hits per game with 9.19.
Baltimore has a team fielding percentage of .988 after having committed 52 errors with 1,176 assists and 3,273 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Royals have accumulated 66 errors while having 1231 assists and 3,292 put outs leading to a .986 fielding percentage.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 52-64 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 64-59 against the run line so far this season
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 52-59 against the over/under so far this season
The Kansas City Royals are 69-54 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/24/15 SS J.J. Hardy Groin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/24)
08/01/15 P Mike Wright Calf Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/1)
07/22/15 LF Steve Pearce Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/19)
05/13/15 P Jason Garcia Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/11)
Kansas City Royals
07/22/15 P Jason Vargas Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/22); out for season
07/09/15 LF Alex Gordon Groin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/9)
05/17/15 P Brian Flynn Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/16)
04/06/15 P Tim Collins Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/6)
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles
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