Arizona Diamondbacks at Kansas City Royals 9/29/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 29, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Greinke vs. Ian Kennedy
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Kauffman Stadium on Friday, September 29, 2017 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks and Ian Kennedy for the Royals.
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The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at -144 and Kansas City at +134. The Diamondbacks have a 72-79-8 over/under record and a 85-74-0 run line mark. The Royals are 75-83-0 against the run line and have a 75-77-6 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 72-79-8 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 85-74-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 75-77-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 75-83-0 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
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 92-67 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Greinke has a 17-6 record with an earned run average of 3.18 and a WHIP of 1.05. He has 211 strikeouts over his 198.1 innings pitched and he's given up 166 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.82 and they have given up 442 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 477 hitters and walked 184 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 1,287 base hits and 578 earned runs. They have allowed 168 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 508 batters and struck out 1,454. 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 18th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .302 with an on-base percentage of .408. He has 166 hits this season in 549 at bats with 120 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .572 and an OPS+ of 143. David Peralta is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 152 hits and he has driven in 56 men in 519 at bats. His OPS+ is 98 while his slugging percentage is at .441. The Diamondbacks have 1,375 hits, including 307 doubles and 216 home runs. Arizona has walked 563 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,430 times as a unit. They have left 1,091 men on base and have a team OPS of .773. They score 4.99 runs per contest and have scored a total of 794 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 78-80 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.50, Ian Kennedy has a 4-13 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 124 strikeouts over the 149 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 139 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 537 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 490 batters and walked 237 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.3 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 4.6. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,442 base knocks and 717 earned runs this season. They have given up 192 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 500 hitters and struck out 1,183 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.43.
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 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .300 with an OBP of .362. He has 172 hits this year along with 49 RBI in 573 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .443 with an OPS+ of 112. Eric Hosmer is hitting .319 this season and he has an OBP of .385. He has collected 189 hits in 593 at bats while driving in 92 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .496. The Royals as a unit have 1,409 base hits, including 255 doubles and 189 homers. Kansas City has walked 381 times this year and they have struck out on 1,137 occasions. They have had 984 men left on base and have an OPS of .733. They have scored 4.39 runs per game and totaled 693 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -144
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