Colorado Rockies at Kansas City Royals 8/23/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Antonio Senzatela vs. Ian Kennedy
The Colorado Rockies visit Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Antonio Senzatela for the Rockies and Ian Kennedy for the Royals.
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The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +103 and Kansas City at -113. The Rockies have a 51-67-6 over/under record and a 63-61-0 run line mark. The Royals are 61-62-0 against the run line and have a 58-59-6 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 51-67-6 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 63-61-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 58-59-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 61-62-0 against the run line
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
07/28/17 LF Ian Desmond Calf 10-day DL (07/26)
06/26/17 P Tyler Anderson Knee 10-day DL (06/26)
06/19/17 LF David Dahl Ribs 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
08/19/17 P Neftali Feliz Elbow 10-day DL (08/19)
08/18/17 P Joakim Soria Oblique 10-day DL (08/16)
08/10/17 P Trevor Cahill Shoulder 10-day DL (08/10)
08/06/17 C Salvador Perez Side 10-day DL (08/05)
06/26/17 P Nathan Karns Forearm 60-day DL (05/21)
06/02/17 RF Paulo Orlando Shin 60-day DL (06/01)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 68-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela has a 10-4 record with an earned run average of 4.56 and a WHIP of 1.24. He has 89 strikeouts over his 116.1 innings pitched and he's given up 105 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.55 and they have given up 409 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 409 hitters and walked 162 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.66. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 1,115 base hits and 571 earned runs. They have allowed 155 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 422 batters and struck out 970. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.46.
As a team Colorado is hitting .275, good for 2nd in the league. The Rockies hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .336 with an on-base percentage of .399. He has 168 hits this season in 500 at bats with 78 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .620 and an OPS+ of 145. Nolan Arenado is hitting .312 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 148 hits and he has driven in 105 men in 475 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .592. The Rockies have 1,169 hits, including 226 doubles and 147 home runs. Colorado has walked 379 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,080 times as a unit. They have left 813 men on base and have a team OPS of .782. They score 5.23 runs per contest and have scored a total of 648 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 62-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.06, Ian Kennedy has a 4-9 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 105 strikeouts over the 122.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 107 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 408 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 384 batters and walked 172 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,110 base knocks and 540 earned runs this season. They have given up 141 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 385 hitters and struck out 943 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.25.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 13th in the league. The Royals hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Eric Hosmer comes into this matchup batting .315 with an OBP of .378. He has 148 hits this year along with 68 RBI in 470 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .496 with an OPS+ of 129. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 134 hits in 455 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .442. The Royals as a unit have 1,091 base hits, including 194 doubles and 154 homers. Kansas City has walked 305 times this year and they have struck out on 918 occasions. They have had 775 men left on base and have an OPS of .734. They have scored 4.46 runs per game and totaled 549 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies +103
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