Saturday, June 3, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco vs. Jason Hammel
The Cleveland Indians head to Kauffman Stadium on Saturday, June 3, 2017 to take on the Kansas City Royals. The expected starting pitchers are Carlos Carrasco for the Indians and Jason Hammel for the Royals.
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The odds for this matchup have Cleveland at -158 and Kansas City at +148. The Indians have a 19-30-3 over/under mark and a 19-33-0 run line record. The Royals are 23-29-0 against the run line and have a 20-30-2 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 19-30-3 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 19-33-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 20-30-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 23-29-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
05/26/17 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Concussion 7-day DL (05/23)
05/16/17 RF Abraham Almonte Bicep 10-day DL (05/16)
05/14/17 LF Brandon Guyer Wrist 10-day DL (05/13)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
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 Scott Alexander Hamstring 10-day DL (05/08)
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 Indians have a 28-24 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco has a 5-2 record with an earned run average of 2.89 and a WHIP of 0.92. He has 65 strikeouts over his 65.1 innings pitched and he's given up 44 hits. He allows 6.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.12 and they have given up 119 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .206 against the bullpen and they've struck out 189 hitters and walked 52 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.82. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 406 base hits and 195 earned runs. They have allowed 61 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 147 batters and struck out 521. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.54.
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As a team Cleveland is hitting .247, good for 18th in the league. The Indians hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 55 hits this season in 200 at bats with 26 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .535 and an OPS+ of 124. Michael Brantley is hitting .301 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .370. He has totaled 52 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 173 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .439. The Indians have 429 hits, including 95 doubles and 62 home runs. Cleveland has walked 190 times so far this season and they have struck out 390 times as a unit. They have left 357 men on base and have a team OPS of .743. They score 4.52 runs per contest and have scored a total of 235 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 22-30 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.18, Jason Hammel has a 1-6 record and a 1.71 WHIP. He has 40 strikeouts over the 51 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 64 hits. He allows 11.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 174 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 167 batters and walked 82 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.33. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 452 base knocks and 224 earned runs this season. They have given up 57 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 188 hitters and struck out 415 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.14.
As a team, they are batting .231, good for 28th in the league. The Royals hold a .374 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .291, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .257 with an OBP of .346. He has 48 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 187 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .358 with an OPS+ of 90. Salvador Perez is hitting .262 this season and he has an OBP of .299. He has collected 48 hits in 183 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .481. The Royals as a unit have 401 base hits, including 66 doubles and 58 homers. Kansas City has walked 132 times this year and they have struck out on 388 occasions. They have had 324 men left on base and have an OPS of .665. They have scored 3.42 runs per game and totaled 178 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians -158
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