Monday, July 17, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jordan Zimmermann vs. Jason Vargas
Kauffman Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals on Monday, July 17, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jordan Zimmermann for the Tigers and Jason Vargas for the Royals.
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Detroit opens at +141 while Kansas City opens at -151. The Tigers have a 45-38-6 over/under record and a 43-46-0 run line mark. The Royals are 46-43-0 against the run line and have a 40-44-5 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 45-38-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 43-46-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 40-44-5 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 46-43-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
07/06/17 P Daniel Norris Groin 10-day DL (07/06)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
07/14/17 P Neftali Feliz Paternity List out indefinitely
07/01/17 P Matt Strahm Knee 10-day DL (07/01)
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 Tigers have a 40-49 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann has a 5-7 record with an earned run average of 5.87 and a WHIP of 1.52. He has 67 strikeouts over his 95 innings pitched and he's given up 114 hits. He allows 10.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.22 and they have given up 268 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 247 hitters and walked 128 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.84. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 810 base hits and 420 earned runs. They have allowed 111 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 310 batters and struck out 664. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.59.
As a team Detroit is hitting .256, good for 15th in the league. The Tigers hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Justin Upton is hitting .272 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 81 hits this season in 298 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .497 and an OPS+ of 126. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .359. He has totaled 75 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 281 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .448. The Tigers have 775 hits, including 159 doubles and 108 home runs. Detroit has walked 310 times so far this season and they have struck out 736 times as a unit. They have left 608 men on base and have a team OPS of .757. They score 4.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 422 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 44-45 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.62, Jason Vargas has a 12-3 record and a 1.15 WHIP. He has 78 strikeouts over the 106.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 97 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 281 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 278 batters and walked 130 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.8 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 4.21. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 777 base knocks and 371 earned runs this season. They have given up 100 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 291 hitters and struck out 688 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.24.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 21st in the league. The Royals hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Mike Moustakas comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .304. He has 86 hits this year along with 54 RBI in 318 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .553 with an OPS+ of 119. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 88 hits in 323 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 104 and a slugging percentage of .430. The Royals as a unit have 747 base hits, including 145 doubles and 108 homers. Kansas City has walked 209 times this year and they have struck out on 671 occasions. They have had 543 men left on base and have an OPS of .709. They have scored 4.1 runs per game and totaled 365 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Tigers +141 and under 3 total runs
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