Monday, June 5, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Fiers vs. Ian Kennedy
The Houston Astros head to Kauffman Stadium on Monday, June 5, 2017 to take on the Kansas City Royals. The expected starting pitchers are Mike Fiers for the Astros and Ian Kennedy for the Royals.
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The odds for this matchup have Houston at -135 and Kansas City at +125. The Astros have a 28-23-5 over/under mark and a 34-22-0 run line record. The Royals are 25-29-0 against the run line and have a 21-31-2 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 28-23-5 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 34-22-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 21-31-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 25-29-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
05/30/17 P Joe Musgrove Shoulder 10-day DL (5/27)
05/28/17 P Charlie Morton Back 10-day DL (05/25)
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 10-day DL (04/19)
03/31/17 P Collin McHugh Elbow 10-day DL (03/30)
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 Astros have a 40-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Fiers has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 4.96 and a WHIP of 1.50. He has 46 strikeouts over his 52.2 innings pitched and he's given up 59 hits. He allows 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.40 and they have given up 144 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the bullpen and they've struck out 237 hitters and walked 70 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.46. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 432 base hits and 195 earned runs. They have allowed 68 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 173 batters and struck out 565. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.69.
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As a team Houston is hitting .277, good for 2nd in the league. The Astros hold a .467 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.5 hits per game. Carlos Correa is hitting .310 with an on-base percentage of .381. He has 61 hits this season in 197 at bats with 38 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .523 and an OPS+ of 151. Jose Altuve is hitting .329 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .395. He has totaled 70 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 213 at bats. His OPS+ is 156 while his slugging percentage is at .526. The Astros have 533 hits, including 98 doubles and 86 home runs. Houston has walked 181 times so far this season and they have struck out 391 times as a unit. They have left 377 men on base and have a team OPS of .811. They score 5.45 runs per contest and have scored a total of 305 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 24-30 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.12, Ian Kennedy has a 0-5 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 40 strikeouts over the 45.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 33 hits. He allows 6.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.71 and they have given up 178 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 169 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 4.26. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 468 base knocks and 229 earned runs this season. They have given up 59 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 189 hitters and struck out 427 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.12.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 27th in the league. The Royals hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .292, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Salvador Perez comes into this matchup batting .255 with an OBP of .291. He has 49 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 192 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .469 with an OPS+ of 100. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 53 hits in 195 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 100 and a slugging percentage of .385. The Royals as a unit have 423 base hits, including 72 doubles and 60 homers. Kansas City has walked 135 times this year and they have struck out on 399 occasions. They have had 335 men left on base and have an OPS of .670. They have scored 3.59 runs per game and totaled 194 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Royals +125
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