Colorado Rockies at Kansas City Royals 8/24/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 24, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: German Marquez vs. Jake Junis
The Colorado Rockies head to Kauffman Stadium on Thursday, August 24, 2017 to take on the Kansas City Royals. The expected starting pitchers are German Marquez for the Rockies and Jake Junis for the Royals.
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The odds for this matchup have Colorado at +109 and Kansas City at -119. The Rockies have a 51-68-6 over/under mark and a 64-61-0 run line record. The Royals are 61-63-0 against the run line and have a 58-60-6 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 51-68-6 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 64-61-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 58-60-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 61-63-0 against the run line
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
08/22/17 C Ryan Hanigan Groin 10-day DL (08/22)
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)
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 68-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher German Marquez has a 10-5 record with an earned run average of 4.24 and a WHIP of 1.30. He has 113 strikeouts over his 119 innings pitched and he's given up 117 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.54 and they have given up 409 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 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 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.64. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 1,121 base hits and 573 earned runs. They have allowed 155 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 423 batters and struck out 976. 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 4.45.
As a team Colorado is hitting .274, good for 2nd in the league. The Rockies hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .396. He has 168 hits this season in 504 at bats with 78 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .615 and an OPS+ of 143. Nolan Arenado is hitting .312 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 149 hits and he has driven in 107 men in 478 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .596. The Rockies have 1,171 hits, including 226 doubles and 148 home runs. Colorado has walked 384 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,090 times as a unit. They have left 819 men on base and have a team OPS of .780. They score 5.2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 650 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 63-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.99, Jake Junis has a 5-2 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 42 strikeouts over the 52.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 54 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.10 and they have given up 409 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 387 batters and walked 174 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.41. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,112 base knocks and 542 earned runs this season. They have given up 142 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 390 hitters and struck out 953 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 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 4.25.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 12th in the league. The Royals hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Eric Hosmer comes into this matchup batting .315 with an OBP of .379. He has 149 hits this year along with 69 RBI in 473 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .495 with an OPS+ of 129. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 134 hits in 459 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 109 and a slugging percentage of .438. The Royals as a unit have 1,097 base hits, including 195 doubles and 154 homers. Kansas City has walked 306 times this year and they have struck out on 924 occasions. They have had 779 men left on base and have an OPS of .733. They have scored 4.45 runs per game and totaled 552 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies +109
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