Sunday, May 7, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Clevinger vs. Danny Duffy
Kauffman Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Cleveland Indians and the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, May 7, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Mike Clevinger for the Indians and Danny Duffy for the Royals.
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Cleveland opens at -110 while Kansas City opens at +100. The Indians have a 9-17-2 over/under record and a 9-19-0 run line mark. The Royals are 11-17-0 against the run line and have a 9-17-2 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 9-17-2 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 9-19-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 9-17-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 11-17-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
05/03/17 P Corey Kluber Back 10-day DL (5/3)
05/03/17 CF Austin Jackson Toe 10-day DL (5/2)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
05/04/17 P Ian Kennedy Hamstring left last start, "?" for next start.
04/02/17 3B Hunter Dozier Oblique 60-day DL (4/2)
04/02/17 LF Jorge Soler Oblique 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Brian Flynn Ribs 60-day DL
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 15-13 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Clevinger will be making his season debut for the Indians. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.94 and they have given up 66 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the bullpen and they've struck out 100 hitters and walked 30 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.06. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 232 base hits and 111 earned runs. They have allowed 27 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 82 batters and struck out 277. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 3.30.
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As a team Cleveland is hitting .243, good for 19th in the league. The Indians hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .291 with an on-base percentage of .360. He has 32 hits this season in 110 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .582 and an OPS+ of 147. Carlos Santana is hitting .209 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .311. He has totaled 24 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 115 at bats. His OPS+ is 72 while his slugging percentage is at .330. The Indians have 227 hits, including 48 doubles and 31 home runs. Cleveland has walked 108 times so far this season and they have struck out 221 times as a unit. They have left 197 men on base and have a team OPS of .727. They score 4.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 124 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 10-18 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.89, Danny Duffy has a 2-2 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He has 27 strikeouts over the 37 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 37 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.86 and they have given up 80 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 78 batters and walked 44 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 221 base knocks and 111 earned runs this season. They have given up 24 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 101 hitters and struck out 214 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 3.89.
As a team, they are batting .215, good for 30th in the league. The Royals hold a .342 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .275, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.1 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .268 with an OBP of .388. He has 26 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 97 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .371 with an OPS+ of 112. Salvador Perez is hitting .242 this season and he has an OBP of .267. He has collected 24 hits in 99 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .465. The Royals as a unit have 198 base hits, including 30 doubles and 27 homers. Kansas City has walked 70 times this year and they have struck out on 214 occasions. They have had 170 men left on base and have an OPS of .618. They have scored 2.89 runs per game and totaled 81 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals +100
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