Wednesday, June 17, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Fiers (3-6) vs. Joe Blanton (0-0)
The Milwaukee Brewers take on the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium. Mike Fiers is the probable starter for the Brewers and he'll face Joe Blanton of the Royals. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at +111 and Kansas City at -121. The over/under was set at 8. The Brewers, with a 28-37 run line record, cover the spread 43% of the time. They also have a 33-29 over/under record. The Royals are 35-25 against the run line and have a 25-30 over/under record. They cover the spread 58% of the time.
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The Brewers show up with a 24-41 record, including 13-18 on the road. Mike Fiers has a 3-6 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.04 and a 1.51 WHIP. In his starts, the Brewers are 5-8 over his 69 innings pitched this season while giving up 79 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 5-8. His teammates are averaging 3.5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 178 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.35. Opposing teams are hitting .228 against the Brewers bullpen while walking 76 times and striking out 217 times. Milwaukee is averaging 8.28 strikeouts per game while getting 9.05 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 28th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.31.
Milwaukee ranks 30th in the league in team batting average at .233 while hitting .231 on the road. The Brewers on-base percentage sits at .286, which puts them at 30th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .374. Adam Lind leads the team in hits with 59 while the team ranks 30th in baseball with 7.86 hits per game.
Kansas City is 19-11 at home while holding a 35-25 overall record on the season. Joe Blanton has a record of 0-0 while sporting an earned run average of 1.80 on the year with a 1.13 WHIP. In his starts, he has allowed 14 hits over 15 innings pitched this season. The bullpen has given up 138 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 1.89. Opposing teams are hitting .191 against the Royals bullpen while walking 70 times and striking out 178 times. Kansas City is averaging 6.9 strikeouts per game while getting 7.86 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.41.
They rank 5th in the league in team batting average with a .267 average while hitting .268 at home. The Royals on-base percentage sits at .317, which puts them at 13th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .403. Mike Moustakas leads the team in hits with 69 while the team ranks 6th in baseball with 9.1 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Brewers have a fielding percentage of .978 with 53 total errors, 657 assists and 1,742 put outs. The Royals have committed 33 errors on the season with 576 assists and 1,593 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 33-29 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 28-37 against the run line so far this season
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 25-30 against the over/under so far this season
The Kansas City Royals are 35-25 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/16/15 CF Carlos Gomez Leg is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday 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)
Kansas City Royals
06/16/15 DH Kendrys Morales None is not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Milwaukee Brewers
06/14/15 P Yordano Ventura Hand probable for next scheduled start Friday vs. Boston Red Sox
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals
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