Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Young (5-2) vs. Matt Garza (4-7)
The Kansas City Royals take on the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday at Miller Park. The probable starters are Chris Young for the Royals and Matt Garza for the Brewers. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at -115 and Milwaukee at -105. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Royals, with a 34-25 run line record, cover the spread 58% of the time. They also have a 24-30 over/under record. The Brewers are 28-36 against the run line and have a 32-29 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
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The Royals come into this game with a 34-25 record, and they are 15-14 away from home. Starting pitcher Chris Young holds a 5-2 record with an earned run average of 2.25 and a WHIP of 0.94. In his starts, the Royals are 5-2 over his 52 innings pitched this season while giving up 33 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 1-5. He is getting 4.1 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.79 and they have given up 133 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 173 and walked 68 batters this season while opposing teams hit .189 against them. Kansas City has a team average of 7.81 hits allowed per game and are averaging 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.38, they are 5th in the league.
As a team, Kansas City is batting .266, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .264 average away from home. The Royals hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315 which is good for 16th in baseball. With 69 hits, Mike Moustakas leads the team while his team ranks 6th in hits per game with 9.03.
With a 24-40 overall record, Milwaukee will come into this game 11-22 at home. With an earned run average of 4.80, Matt Garza will come into this game holding a 4-7 record and a 1.44 WHIP. In his starts, the Brewers are 5-7 and he has allowed 79 hits over 75 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 7-4. He is getting 3.1 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.28 and they have given up 170 base hits on the year. The Brewers bullpen has struck out 216 batters and walked 75 this season while opposing teams have hit .223 against them. Milwaukee has a team average of 8.99 hits per game and are averaging 8.36 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.25, they are 27th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .232, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .233 average at Safeco Field. The Brewers hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .284 which is good for 30th in baseball. With 59 hits, Adam Lind leads the team while his team ranks 30th in hits per game with 7.81.
Kansas City has a team fielding percentage of .985 after having committed 33 errors with 568 assists and 1,566 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Brewers have accumlated 53 errors while having 647 assists and 1,715 put outs leading to a .978 fielding percentage.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 24-30 against the over/under so far this season
The Kansas City Royals are 34-25 against the run line so far this season
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 32-29 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 28-36 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
06/15/15 DH Kendrys Morales Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Monday vs. Milwaukee Brewers
06/14/15 P Yordano Ventura Hand "?" for next start scheduled start Wednesday vs. Milwaukee Brewers
06/03/15 P Jason Vargas Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/9)
05/25/15 P Danny Duffy Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23)
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)
04/04/15 P Kris Medlen Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/07)
06/15/15 CF Carlos Gomez Leg scratched from lineup Monday vs. Kansas City Royals
06/04/15 P Brandon Kintzler Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/26)
05/31/15 LF Khris Davis Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/30)
05/24/15 P Wily Peralta Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23)
Josh's Pick: Take the Royals
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