Wednesday, June 21, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Drew Pomeranz vs. Ian Kennedy
The Boston Red Sox visit Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Drew Pomeranz for the Red Sox and Ian Kennedy for the Royals.
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The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -130 and Kansas City at +120. The Red Sox have a 31-35-4 over/under record and a 35-35-0 run line mark. The Royals are 35-34-0 against the run line and have a 30-35-4 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 31-35-4 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 35-35-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 30-35-4 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 35-34-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
06/19/17 2B Dustin Pedroia Back "?" Tuesday 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 39-31 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz has a 6-4 record with an earned run average of 4.19 and a WHIP of 1.40. He has 77 strikeouts over his 66.2 innings pitched and he's given up 69 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.85 and they have given up 187 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 226 hitters and walked 70 batters. As a team, Boston allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.93. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 624 base hits and 273 earned runs. They have allowed 87 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 180 batters and struck out 651. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 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 8th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Mitch Moreland is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .364. He has 63 hits this season in 233 at bats with 37 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .464 and an OPS+ of 115. Mookie Betts is hitting .274 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .354. He has totaled 75 hits and he has driven in 38 men in 274 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .489. The Red Sox have 635 hits, including 130 doubles and 68 home runs. Boston has walked 243 times so far this season and they have struck out 483 times as a unit. They have left 484 men on base and have a team OPS of .750. They score 4.63 runs per contest and have scored a total of 324 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 34-35 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.03, Ian Kennedy has a 1-6 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 53 strikeouts over the 62.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 47 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.49 and they have given up 231 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 219 batters and walked 102 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 609 base knocks and 288 earned runs this season. They have given up 75 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 229 hitters and struck out 535 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.19.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 23rd in the league. The Royals hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Mike Moustakas comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .315. He has 69 hits this year along with 45 RBI in 250 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .544 with an OPS+ of 121. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 73 hits in 254 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .469. The Royals as a unit have 574 base hits, including 105 doubles and 83 homers. Kansas City has walked 168 times this year and they have struck out on 525 occasions. They have had 434 men left on base and have an OPS of .702. They have scored 3.96 runs per game and totaled 273 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox -130
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