Monday, June 19, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Hector Velazquez vs. Jason Hammel
The Boston Red Sox visit Kauffman Stadium on Monday, June 19, 2017 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Hector Velazquez for the Red Sox and Jason Hammel for the Royals.
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The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -113 and Kansas City at +103. The Red Sox have a 30-34-4 over/under record and a 34-34-0 run line mark. The Royals are 33-34-0 against the run line and have a 29-34-4 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 30-34-4 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 34-34-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 29-34-4 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 33-34-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
06/16/17 P Roenis Elias Oblique 60-day DL (04/01)
06/15/17 P Brian Johnson Shoulder 10-day DL (06/15)
06/02/17 P Eduardo Rodriguez Knee 10-day DL (06/02)
06/02/17 P Robbie Ross Jr. Elbow 10-day DL (05/19)
05/28/17 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (05/04)
05/28/17 LF Brock Holt Vertigo 10-day DL (04/21)
05/28/17 P Carson Smith Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
05/28/17 P Steven Wright Knee 60-day DL (04/30)
05/28/17 P Tyler Thornburg Shoulder 60-day DL (04/01)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
06/02/17 RF Paulo Orlando Undisclosed 60-day DL (06/01)
05/29/17 P Danny Duffy Oblique 10-day DL (05/29)
05/28/17 P Brian Flynn Back 60-day DL (02/15)
05/24/17 P Nathan Karns Arm 10-day DL (05/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 38-30 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Hector Velazquez has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 6.48 and a WHIP of 1.56. He has 6 strikeouts over his 8.1 innings pitched and he's given up 10 hits. He allows 10.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 7.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.77 and they have given up 176 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen and they've struck out 220 hitters and walked 65 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.91. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 600 base hits and 264 earned runs. They have allowed 83 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 172 batters and struck out 639. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 3.73.
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As a team Boston is hitting .266, good for 7th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .279 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 74 hits this season in 265 at bats with 38 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .502 and an OPS+ of 122. Mitch Moreland is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 63 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 225 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .480. The Red Sox have 617 hits, including 129 doubles and 65 home runs. Boston has walked 240 times so far this season and they have struck out 468 times as a unit. They have left 469 men on base and have a team OPS of .750. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 316 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 32-35 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.05, Jason Hammel has a 3-6 record and a 1.47 WHIP. He has 55 strikeouts over the 71.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 81 hits. He allows 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.59 and they have given up 224 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 215 batters and walked 100 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.26. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 587 base knocks and 283 earned runs this season. They have given up 74 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 225 hitters and struck out 524 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.22.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 22nd in the league. The Royals hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .285 with an OBP of .361. He has 70 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 246 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .467 with an OPS+ of 118. Mike Moustakas is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .318. He has collected 67 hits in 241 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .552. The Royals as a unit have 554 base hits, including 102 doubles and 81 homers. Kansas City has walked 161 times this year and they have struck out on 507 occasions. They have had 418 men left on base and have an OPS of .699. They have scored 3.91 runs per game and totaled 262 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Royals +103
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