Monday, April 10, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jharel Cotton vs. Ian Kennedy
Kauffman Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals on Monday, April 10, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jharel Cotton for the Athletics and Ian Kennedy for the Royals.
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Oakland opens at +130 while Kansas City opens at -140. The Athletics have a 2-4-0 over/under record and a 4-2-0 run line mark. The Royals are 2-3-0 against the run line and have a 2-1-2 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 4-2-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 2-1-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 2-3-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
04/06/17 P John Axford Shoulder 10-day DL (4/2)
04/01/17 P Sonny Gray Oblique 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Daniel Mengden Foot 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 CF Jake Smolinski Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 2B Joey Wendle Shoulder 10-day DL (3/31)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
04/02/17 3B Hunter Dozier Oblique 60-day DL (4/2)
04/02/17 LF Jorge Soler Oblique 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Brian Flynn Ribs 60-day DL
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 3-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jharel Cotton has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 10.38 and a WHIP of 2.31. He has 4 strikeouts over his 4.1 innings pitched and he's given up 8 hits. He allows 16.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.05 and they have given up 18 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 20 hitters and walked 3 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.25. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 47 base hits and 25 earned runs. They have allowed 5 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 15 batters and struck out 42. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 3.70.
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As a team Oakland is hitting .231, good for 20th in the league. The Athletics hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. Khris Davis is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .400. He has 7 hits this season in 21 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .857 and an OPS+ of 253. Jed Lowrie is hitting .381 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .458. He has totaled 8 hits and he has driven in 2 men in 21 at bats. His OPS+ is 209 while his slugging percentage is at .619. The Athletics have 45 hits, including 10 doubles and 9 home runs. Oakland has walked 19 times so far this season and they have struck out 48 times as a unit. They have left 35 men on base and have a team OPS of .730. They score 4.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 26 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 2-3 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.40, Ian Kennedy has a 0-1 record and a 1.60 WHIP. He has 5 strikeouts over the 5 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 3 hits. He allows 5.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 10.38 and they have given up 14 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .275 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 13 batters and walked 13 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.36. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 40 base knocks and 25 earned runs this season. They have given up 3 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 28 hitters and struck out 37 batters. They give up a walk 6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.62 while their FIP as a staff is 4.28.
As a team, they are batting .208, good for 27th in the league. The Royals hold a .365 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .288, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 6.6 hits per contest. Eric Hosmer comes into this matchup batting .200 with an OBP of .200. He has 4 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 20 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .350 with an OPS+ of 57. Alex Gordon is hitting .200 this season and he has an OBP of .273. He has collected 4 hits in 20 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 67 and a slugging percentage of .300. The Royals as a unit have 33 base hits, including 4 doubles and 7 homers. Kansas City has walked 17 times this year and they have struck out on 35 occasions. They have had 28 men left on base and have an OPS of .653. They have scored 3.4 runs per game and totaled 17 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics +130
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