Saturday, March 25, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Wily Peralta vs. Ian Kennedy
The Milwaukee Brewers head Surprise Stadium on Saturday, March 25, 2017 to take on the Kansas City Royals in a Spring Training game. The starters are Wily Peralta for the Brewers and Ian Kennedy for the Royals.
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The opening line for this game has Milwaukee at +140 and Kansas City at -160. The Brewers had a 74-79-9 over/under record and a 86-76-0 run line mark last season, meaning they covered 53% of the time. The Royals were 85-77-0 against the run line and had a 75-78-9 over/under record. They covered the spread 53% of the time.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers were 74-79-9 against the over/under last season
The Milwaukee Brewers were 86-76-0 against the run line last season
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals were 75-78-9 against the over/under last season
The Kansas City Royals were 85-77-0 against the run line last season
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers are coming off a 73-89 record in 2016, including 32-49 on the road. Starting pitcher Wily Peralta had a 7-11 record with an earned run average of 4.86 and a WHIP of 1.53. He had 93 strikeouts over his 127.2 innings pitched and he gave up 152 hits last season. He allowed 10.7 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.71. The bullpen last year had an earned run average of 3.61 and they gave up 528 base hits on the year. Teams hit .249 against the bullpen while being struck out 493 times and walking 210 times last season. As a team, Milwaukee allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.37 batters per nine innings. They were 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The Brewers pitchers collectively gave up 1,450 base hits and 650 earned runs. They allowed 178 home runs last season and they allowed 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Milwaukee as a pitching staff walked 532 batters and struck out 1,175. They walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit was 4.37.
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As a team Milwaukee batted .244, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .242 average away from home. The Brewers held a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which was good for 12th in baseball. They ranked 29th in baseball with 8.02 hits per game. Jonathan Villar is coming off a 2016 season in which he hit .285 with an on-base percentage of .369. He had 168 hits last season along with 92 runs scored and 63 runs batted in. He struck out 174 times and walked 79 times. Ryan Braun hit .305 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .365. He totaled 156 hits while scoring 80 runs and he drove in 91. He walked 46 times and struck out on 98 occasions. The Brewers had 1,299 hits, including 249 doubles and 194 home runs. They stole 181 bases and were thrown out stealing 56 times. Milwaukee walked 599 times last season and they struck out 1,543 times as a unit. They left 1,071 men on base and had a team OPS of .729. They scored 4.14 runs per contest and scored a total of 671 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City had a 47-34 home record and a 81-81 overall mark in 2016. With an earned run average of 3.68, Ian Kennedy had a 11-11 record and a 1.22 WHIP last season. He had 184 strikeouts over the 195.2 innings he pitched during which he gave up 173 hits. He allowed 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.67. Last season the bullpen had an earned run average of 3.45 and they gave up 505 base hits on the year. Teams hit .244 against the Royals bullpen while being struck out 509 times and walking 188 times last season. As a team, Kansas City allowed 8.96 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.04 batters per nine innings. They were 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The Royals pitchers as a team surrendered 1,433 base knocks and 674 earned runs last season. They gave up 206 home runs last year and they gave up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Kansas City as a staff walked 517 hitters and struck out 1,287. They gave up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.35 while their FIP as a staff was 4.42.
As a team, they batted .261, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .271 average at home. The Royals held a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312 which was good for 26th in baseball. They ranked 6th in baseball with 8.96 hits per contest. Eric Hosmer comes into this matchup after batting .266 with an OBP of .328. He had 161 hits last year along with 80 runs scored and 104 RBI. He struck out 132 times and walked on 57 occasions. Alcides Escobar hit .261 in 2016 and he had an OBP of .292. He collected 166 hits while scoring 57 runs and driving in 55. He earned a walk 27 times and punched out 96 times. The Royals as a unit had 1,450 base hits, including 264 doubles and 147 homers. They had 121 stolen bases and were thrown out 35 times. Kansas City as a team walked 382 times last year and they struck out 1,224 times. They had 1,049 men left on base and had an OPS of .712. They scored 4.17 runs per game and totaled 675 runs last season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Royals MLB game against the moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take the Royals -160
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