Sunday, May 28, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Duffy vs. Josh Tomlin
The Kansas City Royals head to Progressive Field on Sunday, May 28, 2017 to take on the Cleveland Indians. The expected starting pitchers are Danny Duffy for the Royals and Josh Tomlin for the Indians.
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The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at +214 and Cleveland at -232. The Royals have a 17-28-2 over/under mark and a 21-26-0 run line record. The Indians are 15-31-0 against the run line and have a 17-26-3 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 17-28-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 21-26-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 17-26-3 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 15-31-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
05/24/17 P Nathan Karns Forearm 10-day DL (5/24)
04/02/17 3B Hunter Dozier Oblique 60-day DL (4/2)
03/31/17 P Brian Flynn Ribs 60-day DL
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
05/26/17 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Concussion 7-day DL (5/23)
05/16/17 RF Abraham Almonte Bicep 10-day DL (5/16)
05/14/17 LF Brandon Guyer Wrist 10-day DL (5/13)
05/03/17 P Corey Kluber Back 10-day DL (5/3)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 20-27 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Danny Duffy has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 2.92 and a WHIP of 1.27. He has 52 strikeouts over his 64.2 innings pitched and he's given up 60 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.65 and they have given up 149 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 148 hitters and walked 76 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.19. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 399 base hits and 196 earned runs. They have allowed 52 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 169 batters and struck out 381. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.11.
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As a team Kansas City is hitting .228, good for 28th in the league. The Royals hold a .372 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .289, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Salvador Perez is hitting .273 with an on-base percentage of .311. He has 45 hits this season in 165 at bats with 28 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .515 and an OPS+ of 119. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .354. He has totaled 44 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 167 at bats. His OPS+ is 96 while his slugging percentage is at .365. The Royals have 358 hits, including 57 doubles and 54 home runs. Kansas City has walked 119 times so far this season and they have struck out 359 times as a unit. They have left 292 men on base and have a team OPS of .660. They score 3.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 159 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 24-22 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.70, Josh Tomlin has a 2-6 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 36 strikeouts over the 47 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 63 hits. He allows 12.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.19 and they have given up 107 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 162 batters and walked 51 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 364 base knocks and 181 earned runs this season. They have given up 54 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 136 hitters and struck out 449 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.63.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 23rd in the league. The Indians hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Michael Brantley comes into this matchup batting .291 with an OBP of .367. He has 43 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 148 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .453 with an OPS+ of 114. Francisco Lindor is hitting .279 this season and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 51 hits in 183 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .525. The Indians as a unit have 369 base hits, including 83 doubles and 54 homers. Cleveland has walked 170 times this year and they have struck out on 351 occasions. They have had 317 men left on base and have an OPS of .731. They have scored 4.35 runs per game and totaled 200 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Royals +214
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