Saturday, May 13, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Tillman vs. Nate Karns
Kauffman Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, May 13, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Chris Tillman for the Orioles and Nate Karns for the Royals.
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Baltimore opens at -108 while Kansas City opens at -102. The Orioles have a 17-14-2 over/under record and a 18-15-0 run line mark. The Royals are 15-19-0 against the run line and have a 12-20-2 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 17-14-2 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 18-15-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 12-20-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 15-19-0 against the run line
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
05/06/17 P Gabriel Ynoa Hamstring 10-day DL (5/6)
05/06/17 P Zach Britton Forearm 10-day DL (5/5)
05/03/17 C Welington Castillo Shoulder 10-day DL (5/01)
04/02/17 CF Anthony Santander Forearm 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
05/06/17 P Ian Kennedy Hamstring 10-day DL (5/5)
04/02/17 3B Hunter Dozier Oblique 60-day DL (4/2)
03/31/17 P Brian Flynn Ribs 60-day DL
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 22-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Tillman has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 0.00 and a WHIP of 1.20. He has 4 strikeouts over his 5 innings pitched and he's given up 3 hits. He allows 5.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.81 and they have given up 127 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the bullpen and they've struck out 109 hitters and walked 51 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 293 base hits and 132 earned runs. They have allowed 37 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 129 batters and struck out 246. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.39.
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As a team Baltimore is hitting .253, good for 14th in the league. The Orioles hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .306 with an on-base percentage of .355. He has 33 hits this season in 108 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .537 and an OPS+ of 142. Adam Jones is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .318. He has totaled 36 hits and he has driven in 15 men in 137 at bats. His OPS+ is 97 while his slugging percentage is at .401. The Orioles have 292 hits, including 55 doubles and 43 home runs. Baltimore has walked 92 times so far this season and they have struck out 288 times as a unit. They have left 229 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.52 runs per contest and have scored a total of 149 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 13-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.58, Nate Karns has a 2-2 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 36 strikeouts over the 35.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 31 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.88 and they have given up 98 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 107 batters and walked 51 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 278 base knocks and 135 earned runs this season. They have given up 32 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 120 hitters and struck out 273 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 3.89.
As a team, they are batting .217, good for 30th in the league. The Royals hold a .340 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .279, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.2 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .399. He has 33 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 116 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .379 with an OPS+ of 117. Salvador Perez is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .323. He has collected 34 hits in 120 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .517. The Royals as a unit have 244 base hits, including 40 doubles and 31 homers. Kansas City has walked 89 times this year and they have struck out on 266 occasions. They have had 209 men left on base and have an OPS of .619. They have scored 3.03 runs per game and totaled 103 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles -108
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