Arizona Diamondbacks at Kansas City Royals 9/30/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 30, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Taijuan Walker vs. Jakob Junis
Kauffman Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Taijuan Walker for the Diamondbacks and Jakob Junis for the Royals.
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Arizona opens at -123 while Kansas City opens at +113. The Diamondbacks have a 72-79-8 over/under record and a 85-74-0 run line mark. The Royals are 75-84-0 against the run line and have a 75-78-6 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 75-78-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 75-84-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
9/28/2017 Blake Beavan SP Undisclosed Out for the season
9/24/2017 Josh Thole C Hamstring Out for the season
9/23/2017 Jeff Mathis C Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 29
9/23/2017 Chris Owings SS Finger Out for the season
9/12/2017 Randall Delgado RP Elbow Out for the season
9/12/2017 Ryan January C Suspension Suspended until Mar 1, 2018
9/5/2017 Nick Ahmed SS Wrist Out for the season
8/31/2017 Steve Hathaway RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/22/2017 Yasmany Tomas LF Groin Out for the season
7/31/2017 Domingo Leyba 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 30
5/12/2017 Shelby Miller SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
9/28/2017 Salvador Perez C Groin Probable for Sep 29
9/1/2017 D.J. Burt 2B Undisclosed Out for the season
9/1/2017 Xavier Fernandez C Undisclosed Out for the season
9/1/2017 Brian Flynn RP Groin Out for the season
9/1/2017 Elier Hernandez RF Undisclosed Out for the season
9/1/2017 Chase Vallot C Undisclosed Out for the season
9/1/2017 Chris Withrow RP Undisclosed Out for the season
9/1/2017 Kyle Zimmer SP Arm Out for the season
8/26/2017 Bubba Starling CF Oblique Out for the season
8/22/2017 Miguel Almonte RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/20/2017 Nate Karns SP Forearm Out for the season
8/12/2017 Ashe Russell P Personal Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 92-67 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Taijuan Walker has a 9-9 record with an earned run average of 3.54 and a WHIP of 1.35. He has 140 strikeouts over his 152.1 innings pitched and he's given up 145 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.12. 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 3rd 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 17th 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 78-81 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.39, Jakob Junis has a 8-3 record and a 1.29 WHIP. He has 75 strikeouts over the 92.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 96 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.22 and they have given up 539 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 493 batters and walked 238 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 1,450 base knocks and 721 earned runs this season. They have given up 192 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 504 hitters and struck out 1,190 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 4.42.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 10th in the league. The Royals hold a .420 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 173 hits this year along with 49 RBI in 576 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .443 with an OPS+ of 113. Eric Hosmer is hitting .317 this season and he has an OBP of .383. He has collected 189 hits in 596 at bats while driving in 92 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .493. The Royals as a unit have 1,414 base hits, including 256 doubles and 190 homers. Kansas City has walked 382 times this year and they have struck out on 1,138 occasions. They have had 986 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They have scored 4.36 runs per game and totaled 694 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -123
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