Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jeremy Guthrie (8-7) vs. Keyvius Sampson (2-1)
The Kansas City Royals visit Great American Ball Park on Wednesday to play the Cincinnati Reds. The probable starters are Jeremy Guthrie for the Royals and Keyvius Sampson for the Reds. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at -112 and Cincinnati at +102. The over/under was set at 8. The Royals have a 50-56 over/under record and a 66-51 run line mark, meaning they cover 56% of the time. The Reds have a 55-55 over/under record and a 60-55 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 52% of the time.
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The Royals show up with a 71-46 record, including 29-26 on the road. Jeremy Guthrie has an earned run average of 5.63 and is 8-7 so far on the season while having a 1.55 WHIP. In his starts, the Royals are 13-9 over his 124.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 157 hits during those innings. The Royals are also 12-8 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 294 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 2.47. Opposing teams are hitting .210 against the Royals bullpen while walking 126 times and striking out 347 times. Kansas City is averaging 6.81 strikeouts per game while getting 8.3 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 7th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.57.
As a team, Kansas City is batting .269, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .261 average away from home. The Royals on-base percentage sits at .322, which puts them at 9th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .407. Eric Hosmer leads the team in hits with 138 while the team ranks 5th in baseball with 9.15 hits per game.
Cincinnati is 28-26 at home while holding a 51-65 overall record on the season. Keyvius Sampson is starting this game 2-1 for the season with an earned run average of 3.18 and a WHIP of 1.12. In his starts, the Reds are 2-1 and he has allowed 12 hits over 17 innings pitched this season. The Reds are also 1-2 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 333 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.78. Opposing teams are hitting .236 against the Reds bullpen while walking 152 times and striking out 324 times. Cincinnati is averaging 7.34 strikeouts per game while getting 8.43 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.05.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .261 average at home. The Reds on-base percentage sits at .314, which puts them at 15th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .399. Joey Votto leads the team in hits with 126 while the team ranks 16th in baseball with 8.57 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Royals have a fielding percentage of .986 with 63 total errors, 1,176 assists and 3,124 put outs. The Reds have committed 59 errors on the season with 1185 assists and 3,129 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .987 on the year.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 50-56 against the over/under so far this season
The Kansas City Royals are 66-51 against the run line so far this season
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 55-55 against the over/under so far this season
The Cincinnati Reds are 60-55 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
08/18/15 2B Omar Infante Back "?" Wednesday vs. Cincinnati Reds
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)
06/17/15 P Jon Moscot Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/16)
06/11/15 SS Zack Cozart Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/11); out for season
05/25/15 C Devin Mesoraco Hip Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/23), out for season
04/28/15 P Homer Bailey Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/26); out for season
04/04/15 P Sean Marshall Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/5)
Guy's Pick: Take the Reds
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