Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians 8/25/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 25, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jason Vargas vs. Ryan Merritt
The Kansas City Royals head to Progressive Field on Friday, August 25, 2017 to take on the Cleveland Indians. The expected starting pitchers are Jason Vargas for the Royals and Ryan Merritt for the Indians.
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The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at +118 and Cleveland at -128. The Royals have a 59-60-6 over/under mark and a 62-63-0 run line record. The Indians are 55-70-0 against the run line and have a 46-69-10 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 59-60-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 62-63-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 46-69-10 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 55-70-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
08/19/17 P Neftali Feliz Elbow 10-day DL (08/19)
08/18/17 P Joakim Soria Oblique 10-day DL (08/16)
08/10/17 P Trevor Cahill Shoulder 10-day DL (08/10)
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 Cleveland Indians Injuries
08/23/17 DH Carlos Santana Back "?" Thursday vs. Boston Red Sox
08/23/17 2B Jason Kipnis Hamstring 10-day DL (08/23)
08/22/17 P Andrew Miller Tendonitis 10-day DL (08/22)
08/22/17 P Danny Salazar Elbow 10-day DL (08/21)
08/18/17 RF Abraham Almonte Hamstring 10-day DL (08/18)
08/09/17 LF Michael Brantley Ankle 10-day DL (08/09)
07/31/17 P Josh Tomlin Hamstring 10-day DL (07/31)
07/30/17 P Boone Logan Back 60-day DL (07/20)
07/14/17 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 10-day DL (07/11)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 64-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jason Vargas has a 14-7 record with an earned run average of 3.59 and a WHIP of 1.30. He has 109 strikeouts over his 140.1 innings pitched and he's given up 140 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 411 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 391 hitters and walked 176 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.4. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,121 base hits and 546 earned runs. They have allowed 144 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 395 batters and struck out 963. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.25.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .259, good for 12th in the league. The Royals hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Eric Hosmer is hitting .319 with an on-base percentage of .383. He has 152 hits this season in 477 at bats with 73 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .503 and an OPS+ of 132. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 135 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 464 at bats. His OPS+ is 108 while his slugging percentage is at .438. The Royals have 1,111 hits, including 196 doubles and 155 home runs. Kansas City has walked 308 times so far this season and they have struck out 928 times as a unit. They have left 787 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.46 runs per contest and have scored a total of 558 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 69-56 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.12, Ryan Merritt has a 0-0 record and a 1.73 WHIP. He has 3 strikeouts over the 8.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 14 hits. He allows 14.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.03 and they have given up 324 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 426 batters and walked 124 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 997 base knocks and 452 earned runs this season. They have given up 138 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 339 hitters and struck out 1,254 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.51.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 13th in the league. The Indians hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Edwin Encarnacion comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .371. He has 109 hits this year along with 74 RBI in 436 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .489 with an OPS+ of 121. Francisco Lindor is hitting .262 this season and he has an OBP of .320. He has collected 133 hits in 507 at bats while driving in 59 runs. He has an OPS+ of 100 and a slugging percentage of .462. The Indians as a unit have 1,083 base hits, including 249 doubles and 152 homers. Cleveland has walked 464 times this year and they have struck out on 914 occasions. They have had 880 men left on base and have an OPS of .764. They have scored 4.81 runs per game and totaled 601 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals +118
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