Sunday, May 14, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Kevin Gausman vs. Chris Young
The Baltimore Orioles head to Kauffman Stadium on Sunday, May 14, 2017 to take on the Kansas City Royals. The expected starting pitchers are Kevin Gausman for the Orioles and Chris Young for the Royals.
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The odds for this matchup have Baltimore at -126 and Kansas City at +116. The Orioles have a 17-15-2 over/under mark and a 19-15-0 run line record. The Royals are 15-20-0 against the run line and have a 12-21-2 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 17-15-2 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 19-15-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 12-21-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 15-20-0 against the run line
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
5/13/2017 Francisco Pena C Thumb Probable for May 13
5/12/2017 Alex Castellanos LF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least May 17
5/12/2017 Natanael Delgado LF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least May 17
5/12/2017 Chris Dickerson LF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least May 22
5/12/2017 Scott McGough RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least May 22
5/12/2017 Jomar Reyes 3B Hand Expected to be out until at least May 17
5/10/2017 Welington Castillo C Shoulder Expected to be out until at least May 16
5/10/2017 Cedric Mullins CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least May 16
5/9/2017 Zach Britton RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
5/9/2017 Josh Hart CF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least May 19
5/6/2017 Gabriel Ynoa RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least May 16
5/4/2017 Audry Perez C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
4/18/2017 Dariel Alvarez RF Elbow Out for the season
4/9/2017 Chris Johnson 3B Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
4/5/2017 Branden Kline SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least May 24
3/1/2017 Hunter Harvey SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 18
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
5/13/2017 Alex Gordon LF Groin Expected to be out until at least May 16
5/12/2017 Andrew Edwards RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least May 17
5/12/2017 Brayan Pena C Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least May 17
5/12/2017 Kyle Zimmer SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least May 17
5/10/2017 Xavier Fernandez C Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least May 27
5/10/2017 Chris Withrow RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least May 19
5/9/2017 Scott Alexander RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least May 18
5/5/2017 Ian Kennedy SP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least May 19
4/2/2017 Hunter Dozier RF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
2/15/2017 Brian Flynn RP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 5
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 22-12 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kevin Gausman has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 6.63 and a WHIP of 1.74. He has 28 strikeouts over his 38 innings pitched and he's given up 47 hits. He allows 11.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.83 and they have given up 130 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the bullpen and they've struck out 110 hitters and walked 53 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.94. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 300 base hits and 135 earned runs. They have allowed 38 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 132 batters and struck out 255. They have walked 3.8 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 4.36.
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As a team Baltimore is hitting .253, good for 14th in the league. The Orioles hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .304 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 34 hits this season in 112 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .527 and an OPS+ of 140. Adam Jones is hitting .262 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .316. He has totaled 37 hits and he has driven in 15 men in 141 at bats. His OPS+ is 96 while his slugging percentage is at .397. The Orioles have 301 hits, including 57 doubles and 43 home runs. Baltimore has walked 93 times so far this season and they have struck out 294 times as a unit. They have left 236 men on base and have a team OPS of .725. They score 4.44 runs per contest and have scored a total of 151 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 14-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.93, Chris Young has a 0-0 record and a 2.12 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 13.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 21 hits. He allows 13.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.79 and they have given up 99 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 107 batters and walked 51 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.9. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 287 base knocks and 137 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 121 hitters and struck out 279 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 3.82.
As a team, they are batting .217, good for 30th in the league. The Royals hold a .342 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .280, 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 .292 with an OBP of .401. He has 35 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 120 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .392 with an OPS+ of 122. Salvador Perez is hitting .282 this season and he has an OBP of .321. He has collected 35 hits in 124 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .508. The Royals as a unit have 251 base hits, including 43 doubles and 32 homers. Kansas City has walked 92 times this year and they have struck out on 275 occasions. They have had 216 men left on base and have an OPS of .623. They have scored 3.03 runs per game and totaled 106 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Orioles -126
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