Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. Matt Strahm
Kauffman Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Chris Sale for the Red Sox and Matt Strahm for the Royals.
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Boston opens at -192 while Kansas City opens at +180. The Red Sox have a 31-34-4 over/under record and a 35-34-0 run line mark. The Royals are 34-34-0 against the run line and have a 30-34-4 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 31-34-4 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 35-34-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 30-34-4 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 34-34-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
06/18/17 2B Dustin Pedroia Back left last game, "?" Monday vs. Kansas City Royals
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 Shin 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 39-30 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Sale has a 8-3 record with an earned run average of 2.82 and a WHIP of 0.93. He has 136 strikeouts over his 99 innings pitched and he's given up 74 hits. He allows 6.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.80 and they have given up 182 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 225 hitters and walked 68 batters. As a team, Boston allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.93. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 614 base hits and 269 earned runs. They have allowed 86 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 178 batters and struck out 647. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 3.79.
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As a team Boston is hitting .266, good for 7th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .279 with an on-base percentage of .360. He has 75 hits this season in 269 at bats with 38 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .498 and an OPS+ of 122. Mitch Moreland is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 63 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 229 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .472. The Red Sox have 625 hits, including 130 doubles and 67 home runs. Boston has walked 242 times so far this season and they have struck out 478 times as a unit. They have left 473 men on base and have a team OPS of .750. They score 4.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 322 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 33-35 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.67, Matt Strahm has a 2-3 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 29 strikeouts over the 27 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 16 hits. He allows 5.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.53 and they have given up 228 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 218 batters and walked 101 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.9 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 4.24. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 599 base knocks and 286 earned runs this season. They have given up 74 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 228 hitters and struck out 530 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 4.19.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 23rd in the league. The Royals hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, 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 .284 with an OBP of .362. He has 71 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 250 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .468 with an OPS+ of 118. Mike Moustakas is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .316. He has collected 68 hits in 246 at bats while driving in 45 runs. He has an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .549. The Royals as a unit have 564 base hits, including 105 doubles and 82 homers. Kansas City has walked 166 times this year and they have struck out on 521 occasions. They have had 426 men left on base and have an OPS of .701. They have scored 3.96 runs per game and totaled 269 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Royals +180
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