Kansas City Royals at Baltimore Orioles 8/2/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jason Vargas vs. Jeremy Hellickson
Oriole Park is the site of the matchup between the Kansas City Royals and the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jason Vargas for the Royals and Jeremy Hellickson for the Orioles.
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Kansas City opens at +105 while Baltimore opens at -115. The Royals have a 46-53-5 over/under record and a 56-48-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 50-55-0 against the run line and have a 55-47-3 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 46-53-5 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 56-48-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 55-47-3 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 50-55-0 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
07/31/17 RF Mark Trumbo Back 10-day DL (07/31)
07/05/17 2B Ryan Flaherty Shoulder 60-day DL (05/19)
06/19/17 SS J.J. Hardy Wrist 60-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 55-49 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jason Vargas has a 13-4 record with an earned run average of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.23. He has 86 strikeouts over his 120 innings pitched and he's given up 116 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.74 and they have given up 331 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 322 hitters and walked 149 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 922 base hits and 429 earned runs. They have allowed 111 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 329 batters and struck out 787. 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 .255, good for 15th in the league. The Royals hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Eric Hosmer is hitting .323 with an on-base percentage of .380. He has 129 hits this season in 399 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .501 and an OPS+ of 130. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .274 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 105 hits and he has driven in 33 men in 383 at bats. His OPS+ is 102 while his slugging percentage is at .428. The Royals have 909 hits, including 168 doubles and 130 home runs. Kansas City has walked 251 times so far this season and they have struck out 786 times as a unit. They have left 650 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 455 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 51-54 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.73, Jeremy Hellickson has a 6-5 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 65 strikeouts over the 112.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 111 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 382 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 341 batters and walked 135 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.07. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 1017 base knocks and 525 earned runs this season. They have given up 157 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 377 hitters and struck out 797 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.50 while their FIP as a staff is 4.97.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 12th in the league. The Orioles hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Adam Jones comes into this matchup batting .269 with an OBP of .307. He has 109 hits this year along with 51 RBI in 405 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .449 with an OPS+ of 100. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .307 this season and he has an OBP of .355. He has collected 119 hits in 388 at bats while driving in 77 runs. He has an OPS+ of 142 and a slugging percentage of .562. The Orioles as a unit have 938 base hits, including 171 doubles and 148 homers. Baltimore has walked 271 times this year and they have struck out on 902 occasions. They have had 684 men left on base and have an OPS of .743. They have scored 4.62 runs per game and totaled 485 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Royals +105
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