Monday, June 6, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Duffy vs. Mike Wright
The Kansas City Royals head to Oriole Park on Monday to take on the Baltimore Orioles. The probable pitchers are Danny Duffy for the Royals and Mike Wright for the Orioles. The opening line for this game has Kansas City at +150 and Baltimore at -160. The over/under is 8. The Royals have a 24-27-4 over/under mark and a 31-24-0 run line record, meaning they cover 56% of the time. The Orioles are 28-26-0 against the run line and have a 27-24-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
The Royals head into this game with a 30-25 record, and they are 11-18 on the road. Starting pitcher Danny Duffy has a 1-0 record with an ERA of 3.44 and a WHIP of 1.12. He has 40 strikeouts during his 36.2 innings pitched and he has given up 34 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.09. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 2.55 and they have allowed 161 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the pen while they've been struck out 189 times and walked 64 times this year. As a unit, Kansas City has given up 8.69 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 hitters per nine. They are 10th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.92. The Royals pitchers have collectively given up 466 base hits and 210 earned runs. They have allowed 58 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 189 batters and struck out 445. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.15.
As a team, Kansas City is hitting .271, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .267 average on the road. The Royals have a .405 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .320 which is good for 16th in the league. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.22 hits per contest. Eric Hosmer comes into this game hitting .321 and his on-base percentage is at .376. He has 67 hits this season along with 30 runs scored and 35 runs batted in. He's struck out 42 times and has walked 19 times. Alcides Escobar is hitting .257 and he has an on-base percentage of .285. He has totaled 61 hits so far while scoring 21 runs and he's driven in 15. He has walked 9 times and has struck out 37 times. The Royals have 507 hits, including 95 doubles and 47 home runs. They've stolen 40 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 11 times. Kansas City has walked 128 times this season and they've struck out 384 times as a unit. They've left 367 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.04 runs per contest and have scored a total of 222 runs so far this year.
Baltimore comes into this game with a 20-11 home mark and a 31-23 overall record. With an ERA of 5.88, Mike Wright has a 2-3 record and a 1.47 WHIP. He has 36 strikeouts over the 49 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 56 hits. He has allowed 10.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.26. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.81 and they have given up 175 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Orioles bullpen while being struck out 164 times and walking 66 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 9.04 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.54 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 482 base knocks and 222 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 59 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a staff has walked 174 hitters and struck out 402. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.23.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .263 average at home. The Orioles hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.89 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup batting .311 and he has an OBP of .377. He has 68 hits this year along with 39 runs scored and 35 RBI. He's struck out 41 times and has walked on 23 occasions. Mark Trumbo is hitting .296 and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 63 hits so far while he's scored 34 runs and drove in 43. He has earned a walk 15 times and has punched out 61 times. The Orioles as a unit have 480 base hits, including 102 doubles and 80 homers. They have 9 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 6 times. Baltimore as a team has walked 170 times this year and they have struck out 456 times. They've had 359 men left on base and have an OPS of .774. They score 4.72 runs per game and have totaled 255 runs so far this season.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 24-27-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Kansas City Royals are 31-24-0 against the run line so far this season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 27-24-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 28-26-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
06/02/16 CF Brett Eibner Ankle 15-day DL (6/1)
05/26/16 3B Mike Moustakas Knee 15-day DL (5/23); out for season
05/23/16 LF Alex Gordon Wrist 15-day DL (5/22)
05/12/16 P Kris Medlen Shoulder 15-day DL (5/11)
04/10/16 P Mike Minor Shoulder 60-day DL (3/15)
04/04/16 P Tim Collins Elbow 60-day DL; out for season
03/31/16 P Jason Vargas Elbow 60-day DL (3/15)
06/04/16 P Darren O'Day Hamstring 15-day DL (6/3)
05/31/16 C Caleb Joseph Groin 15-day DL (5/30)
05/03/16 SS J.J. Hardy Foot 15-day DL (5/2)
04/23/16 P Yovani Gallardo Shoulder 15-day DL (4/23)
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles
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