Kansas City Royals at Baltimore Orioles 7/31/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, July 31, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Duffy vs. Ubaldo Jimenez
The Kansas City Royals head to Oriole Park on Monday, July 31, 2017 to take on the Baltimore Orioles. The expected starting pitchers are Danny Duffy for the Royals and Ubaldo Jimenez for the Orioles.
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The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at -123 and Baltimore at +113. The Royals have a 46-51-5 over/under mark and a 55-47-0 run line record. The Orioles are 48-55-0 against the run line and have a 54-46-3 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 46-51-5 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 55-47-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 54-46-3 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 48-55-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
06/26/17 P Nathan Karns Forearm 60-day DL (05/21)
06/02/17 RF Paulo Orlando Shin 60-day DL (06/01)
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
07/05/17 2B Ryan Flaherty Shoulder 60-day DL (05/19)
06/19/17 SS J.J. Hardy Wrist 10-day DL (06/19)
06/16/17 P Mike Wright Shoulder 10-day DL (06/15)
05/28/17 CF Anthony Santander Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 54-48 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Danny Duffy has a 7-6 record with an earned run average of 3.56 and a WHIP of 1.27. He has 79 strikeouts over his 101 innings pitched and he's given up 100 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 326 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 320 hitters and walked 147 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 890 base hits and 417 earned runs. They have allowed 108 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 320 batters and struck out 765. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.17.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .254, good for 16th in the league. The Royals hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Eric Hosmer is hitting .320 with an on-base percentage of .376. He has 124 hits this season in 387 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .501 and an OPS+ of 130. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .268 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .337. He has totaled 99 hits and he has driven in 30 men in 370 at bats. His OPS+ is 97 while his slugging percentage is at .411. The Royals have 878 hits, including 163 doubles and 129 home runs. Kansas City has walked 243 times so far this season and they have struck out 759 times as a unit. They have left 629 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.37 runs per contest and have scored a total of 441 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 49-54 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.93, Ubaldo Jimenez has a 4-7 record and a 1.56 WHIP. He has 88 strikeouts over the 98.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 108 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 379 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 329 batters and walked 133 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.15. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 998 base knocks and 518 earned runs this season. They have given up 154 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 369 hitters and struck out 766 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.51 while their FIP as a staff is 5.02.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 13th in the league. The Orioles hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Mark Trumbo comes into this matchup batting .241 with an OBP of .301. He has 97 hits this year along with 50 RBI in 403 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .409 with an OPS+ of 90. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .303 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 114 hits in 376 at bats while driving in 73 runs. He has an OPS+ of 139 and a slugging percentage of .556. The Orioles as a unit have 909 base hits, including 165 doubles and 144 homers. Baltimore has walked 261 times this year and they have struck out on 882 occasions. They have had 663 men left on base and have an OPS of .742. They have scored 4.6 runs per game and totaled 469 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals -123
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