Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians 8/26/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 26, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jason Hammel vs. Mike Clevinger
The Kansas City Royals head to Progressive Field on Saturday, August 26, 2017 to take on the Cleveland Indians. The expected starting pitchers are Jason Hammel for the Royals and Mike Clevinger for the Indians.
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The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at +134 and Cleveland at -144. The Royals have a 59-61-6 over/under mark and a 62-64-0 run line record. The Indians are 56-70-0 against the run line and have a 47-69-10 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 59-61-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 62-64-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 47-69-10 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 56-70-0 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
08/24/17 DH Carlos Santana Back "?" Friday vs. Kansas City Royals
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 64-62 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jason Hammel has a 6-9 record with an earned run average of 4.73 and a WHIP of 1.35. He has 112 strikeouts over his 142.2 innings pitched and he's given up 152 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 415 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 393 hitters and walked 177 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. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .291 with an on-base percentage of .355. He has 135 hits this season in 464 at bats with 41 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .438 and an OPS+ of 108. Eric Hosmer is hitting .319 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .383. He has totaled 152 hits and he has driven in 73 men in 477 at bats. His OPS+ is 132 while his slugging percentage is at .503. 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 70-56 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.97, Mike Clevinger has a 6-5 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 99 strikeouts over the 88.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 70 hits. He allows 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.05 and they have given up 326 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 431 batters and walked 126 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. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .320. He has 133 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 507 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .462 with an OPS+ of 100. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 109 hits in 436 at bats while driving in 74 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .489. 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 Indians -144
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