Saturday, June 13, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jeremy Guthrie (4-3) vs. Lance Lynn (4-4)
The Kansas City Royals take on the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday at Busch Stadium. The Royals send Jeremy Guthrie to the mound to face Lance Lynn of the Cardinals. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +133 and St. Louis at -143. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Royals, with a 33-24 run line record, cover the spread 58% of the time. They also have a 24-28 over/under record. The Cardinals have a 22-36 over/under record and a 35-25 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 58% of the time.
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The Royals show up with a 34-23 record, including 15-12 on the road. Starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie holds a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 5.82 and a WHIP of 1.46. In his starts, the Royals are 7-4 over his 60.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 69 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 6-4. His teammates are averaging 4.7 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 1.77 and they've given up 129 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .191 against the Royals bullpen while walking 64 times and striking out 165 times. Kansas City is averaging 6.87 strikeouts per game while getting 7.74 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 4th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.36.
Kansas City ranks 4th in the league in team batting average at .269 while hitting .271 on the road. Ranked at 12th in the league in on-base percentage, the Royals sit at .319 and they hold a .406 team slugging percentage. Mike Moustakas leads the team in hits with 67 while the team ranks 5th in baseball with 9.18 hits per game.
St. Louis is 22-7 at home while holding a 39-21 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 3.07, Lance Lynn will come into this game holding a 4-4 record and a 1.30 WHIP. In his starts, the Cardinals are 7-5 and he has allowed 72 hits over 73.1 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 3-9. His teammates score an average of 2.8 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 1.98 and they have given up 154 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .231 against the Cardinals bullpen while walking 58 times and striking out 167 times. St. Louis is averaging 8.17 strikeouts per game while getting 8.3 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.71.
They rank 7th in the league in team batting average with a .262 average while hitting .278 at home. Ranked at 6th in the league in on-base percentage, the Cardinals sit at .326 and they hold a .392 team slugging percentage. Jhonny Peralta leads the team in hits with 70 while the team ranks 8th in baseball with 8.92 hits a game.
The Royals have committed 31 errors and have combined for 551 assists and 1,518 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. The Cardinals have committed 34 errors on the season with 593 assists and 1,626 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 24-28 against the over/under so far this season
The Kansas City Royals are 33-24 against the run line so far this season
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 22-36 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 35-25 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
06/03/15 P Jason Vargas Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/6)
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)
St. Louis Cardinals
06/10/15 P Lance Lynn Forearm "?" Saturday vs. Kansas City Royals
06/09/15 LF Matt Holliday Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (06/10)
05/27/15 1B Matt Adams Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (05/26), out for regular season
05/03/15 P Jordan Walden Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/30)
04/28/15 P Adam Wainwright Achilles Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/25); out for season
04/04/15 LF Tommy Pham Quad Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Josh's Pick: Take the Royals
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