Wednesday, June 7, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Dallas Keuchel vs. Jason Vargas
Kauffman Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Houston Astros and the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Dallas Keuchel for the Astros and Jason Vargas for the Royals.
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Houston opens at -182 while Kansas City opens at +172. The Astros have a 28-24-6 over/under record and a 36-22-0 run line mark. The Royals are 25-31-0 against the run line and have a 21-32-3 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 28-24-6 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 36-22-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 21-32-3 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 25-31-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
06/06/17 SS Marwin Gonzalez Hand injured last game, doubtful Tuesday vs. Kansas City Royals
05/30/17 P Joe Musgrove Shoulder 10-day DL (05/27)
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 42-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel has a 9-0 record with an earned run average of 1.67 and a WHIP of 0.87. He has 69 strikeouts over his 75.2 innings pitched and he's given up 48 hits. He allows 5.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.32 and they have given up 149 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the bullpen and they've struck out 248 hitters and walked 71 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.43. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 448 base hits and 200 earned runs. They have allowed 70 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 176 batters and struck out 589. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.66.
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As a team Houston is hitting .276, good for 2nd in the league. The Astros hold a .472 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.5 hits per game. Carlos Correa is hitting .310 with an on-base percentage of .388. He has 63 hits this season in 203 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .532 and an OPS+ of 156. Jose Altuve is hitting .326 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .393. He has totaled 72 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 221 at bats. His OPS+ is 154 while his slugging percentage is at .520. The Astros have 552 hits, including 104 doubles and 92 home runs. Houston has walked 189 times so far this season and they have struck out 404 times as a unit. They have left 388 men on base and have a team OPS of .816. They score 5.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 319 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 24-32 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.08, Jason Vargas has a 7-3 record and a 1.10 WHIP. He has 54 strikeouts over the 69.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 60 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 187 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 174 batters and walked 88 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.34. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 487 base knocks and 242 earned runs this season. They have given up 62 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 200 hitters and struck out 438 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.19.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 26th in the league. The Royals hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .292, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Salvador Perez comes into this matchup batting .254 with an OBP of .289. He has 50 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 197 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .462 with an OPS+ of 97. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .349. He has collected 54 hits in 202 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .376. The Royals as a unit have 440 base hits, including 76 doubles and 61 homers. Kansas City has walked 138 times this year and they have struck out on 417 occasions. They have had 350 men left on base and have an OPS of .669. They have scored 3.52 runs per game and totaled 197 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Royals +172
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