Arizona Diamondbacks at Kansas City Royals 10/1/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, October 1, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Robbie Ray vs. Jason Vargas
The Arizona Diamondbacks head to Kauffman Stadium on Sunday, October 1, 2017 to take on the Kansas City Royals. The expected starting pitchers are Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks and Jason Vargas for the Royals.
The odds for this matchup have Arizona at -127 and Kansas City at +117. The Diamondbacks have a 72-80-8 over/under mark and a 85-75-0 run line record. The Royals are 76-84-0 against the run line and have a 75-79-6 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 72-80-8 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 85-75-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 75-79-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 76-84-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
08/23/17 C Jeff Mathis Hand 10-day DL (08/23)
07/31/17 SS Chris Owings Finger 60-day DL (07/31)
07/28/17 RF Yasmany Tomas Groin 60-day DL (06/03)
07/16/17 P Randall Delgado Elbow 60-day DL (07/16)
06/28/17 SS Nick Ahmed Hand 60-day DL (06/28)
05/28/17 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (04/24)
05/28/17 P Steve Hathaway Shoulder 60-day DL (03/31)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
09/29/17 C Salvador Perez Groin is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
08/30/17 P Brian Flynn Groin 10-day DL (08/30)
08/19/17 P Neftali Feliz Elbow 10-day DL (08/19)
06/26/17 P Nathan Karns Forearm 60-day DL (05/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 92-68 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Robbie Ray has a 15-5 record with an earned run average of 2.86 and a WHIP of 1.16. He has 217 strikeouts over his 160.1 innings pitched and he's given up 115 hits. He allows 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.79 and they have given up 445 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 480 hitters and walked 186 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 1,296 base hits and 580 earned runs. They have allowed 169 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 512 batters and struck out 1,461. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 3.80.
As a team Arizona is hitting .254, good for 17th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .406. He has 166 hits this season in 553 at bats with 120 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .568 and an OPS+ of 142. David Peralta is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .350. He has totaled 152 hits and he has driven in 56 men in 522 at bats. His OPS+ is 97 while his slugging percentage is at .439. The Diamondbacks have 1,381 hits, including 309 doubles and 217 home runs. Arizona has walked 567 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,441 times as a unit. They have left 1,098 men on base and have a team OPS of .772. They score 4.97 runs per contest and have scored a total of 795 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 79-81 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.94, Jason Vargas has a 18-10 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 130 strikeouts over the 175.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 175 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have given up 541 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 497 batters and walked 241 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.58. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,456 base knocks and 722 earned runs this season. They have given up 193 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 508 hitters and struck out 1,201 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.41.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 10th in the league. The Royals hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .300 with an OBP of .363. He has 174 hits this year along with 49 RBI in 580 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .441 with an OPS+ of 112. Eric Hosmer is hitting .317 this season and he has an OBP of .382. He has collected 190 hits in 600 at bats while driving in 93 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .492. The Royals as a unit have 1,423 base hits, including 257 doubles and 191 homers. Kansas City has walked 386 times this year and they have struck out on 1,145 occasions. They have had 994 men left on base and have an OPS of .733. They have scored 4.35 runs per game and totaled 696 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals +117
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