Kansas City Royals at Boston Red Sox 7/30/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 30, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jason Hammel vs. Drew Pomeranz
The Kansas City Royals head to Fenway Park on Sunday, July 30, 2017 to take on the Boston Red Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Jason Hammel for the Royals and Drew Pomeranz for the Red Sox.
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The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at +145 and Boston at -155. The Royals have a 45-51-5 over/under mark and a 54-47-0 run line record. The Red Sox are 52-52-0 against the run line and have a 46-54-4 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 45-51-5 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 54-47-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 46-54-4 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 52-52-0 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 Boston Red Sox Injuries
07/28/17 P David Price Elbow 10-day DL (07/28)
07/15/17 P Joe Kelly Hamstring 10-day DL (07/12)
07/10/17 P Robbie Ross Jr. Elbow 60-day DL (07/10)
06/16/17 P Roenis Elias Oblique 60-day DL (04/01)
05/28/17 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (05/04)
05/28/17 P Carson Smith Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
05/28/17 P Steven Wright Knee 60-day DL (04/30)
05/28/17 P Tyler Thornburg Shoulder 60-day DL (04/01)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 54-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jason Hammel has a 4-8 record with an earned run average of 4.81 and a WHIP of 1.42. He has 87 strikeouts over his 112.1 innings pitched and he's given up 123 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.76 and they have given up 321 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 314 hitters and walked 143 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
Boston has a 56-48 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.59, Drew Pomeranz has a 10-4 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 115 strikeouts over the 107.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 103 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.94 and they have given up 265 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 330 batters and walked 109 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 888 base knocks and 387 earned runs this season. They have given up 123 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 285 hitters and struck out 983 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.77.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 8th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Xander Bogaerts comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .337. He has 103 hits this year along with 43 RBI in 367 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .411 with an OPS+ of 96. Mookie Betts is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 113 hits in 415 at bats while driving in 62 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .470. The Red Sox as a unit have 936 base hits, including 182 doubles and 102 homers. Boston has walked 365 times this year and they have struck out on 755 occasions. They have had 729 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They have scored 4.62 runs per game and totaled 481 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals +145
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