Sunday, June 28, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jeremy Guthrie (5-5) vs. Jesse Chavez (4-6)
The Kansas City Royals visit O.co Coliseum on Sunday to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Jeremy Guthrie for the Royals and Jesse Chavez for the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +143 and Oakland at -153. The over/under was set at 8. The Royals have a 31-32 over/under record and a 41-29 run line mark, meaning they cover 59% of the time. The Athletics are 38-38 against the run line and have a 43-27 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
The Royals come into this game with a 42-28 record, and they are 20-15 away from home. Jeremy Guthrie has an earned run average of 5.90 and is 5-5 so far on the season while having a 1.53 WHIP. The Royals are 8-6 over his 76.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 95 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 6-6. The team is averaging 4.1 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 2.09 and they've given up 163 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .193 against the bullpen while being struck out 207 times and walking 80 times this season. As a team, Kansas City has allowed 8.04 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.76 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.51.
Kansas City is batting .274 as a team, which is good for 2nd in the league and hitting .272 away from home. Ranked at 9th in the league in on-base percentage, the Royals sit at .324 and they hold a .410 team slugging percentage. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.37 hits per game and Mike Moustakas leads the team with 83.
With a 34-42 overall record, Oakland will come into this game 14-21 at home. Jesse Chavez is starting this game 4-6 for the season with an earned run average of 2.90 and a WHIP of 1.15. The Athletics have a record of 4-8 over the 83.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 75 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 4-7. The team is averaging 3.8 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.49 and they have given up 204 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .250 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 201 times and walking 79 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 8.22 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.65 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.53.
They are batting .260 as a team, which is good for 9th in the league and hitting .270 at home. Ranked at 10th in the league in on-base percentage, the Athletics sit at .323 and they hold a .397 team slugging percentage. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.05 hits per game and Brett Lawrie leads the team with 76.
The Royals have committed 37 errors and have combined for 675 assists and 1,860 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .974 team fielding percentage while committing 73 errors, accumulating 764 assists and compiling 2,019 put outs.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 31-32 against the over/under so far this season
The Kansas City Royals are 41-29 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 43-27 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 38-38 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
06/18/15 P Yordano Ventura Hand Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/13)
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)
06/27/15 C Stephen Vogt Wrist is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. Kansas City Royals
06/14/15 P Pat Venditte Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/11)
05/30/15 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/28)
05/23/15 CF Coco Crisp Neck Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/21)
05/23/15 2B Tyler Ladendorf Ankle Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/22)
04/05/15 P Jarrod Parker Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/05/15 P Sean Nolin Abdominal Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4)
04/04/15 P Taylor Thompson Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/26)
Tony's Pick: Take the Royals
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