Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians 8/27/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 27, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Duffy vs. Carlos Carrasco
The Kansas City Royals head to Progressive Field on Sunday, August 27, 2017 to take on the Cleveland Indians. The expected starting pitchers are Danny Duffy for the Royals and Carlos Carrasco for the Indians.
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The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at +175 and Cleveland at -186. The Royals have a 59-62-6 over/under mark and a 62-65-0 run line record. The Indians are 57-70-0 against the run line and have a 47-70-10 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 59-62-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 62-65-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 47-70-10 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 57-70-0 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 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 64-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Danny Duffy has a 8-8 record with an earned run average of 3.78 and a WHIP of 1.25. He has 116 strikeouts over his 131 innings pitched and he's given up 128 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.47. 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 9.1 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 4.39. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,132 base hits and 549 earned runs. They have allowed 145 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 397 batters and struck out 972. 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 4.24.
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 .293 with an on-base percentage of .356. He has 137 hits this season in 468 at bats with 41 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .438 and an OPS+ of 109. Eric Hosmer is hitting .318 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .382. He has totaled 153 hits and he has driven in 73 men in 481 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .501. The Royals have 1,120 hits, including 196 doubles and 157 home runs. Kansas City has walked 310 times so far this season and they have struck out 935 times as a unit. They have left 794 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.44 runs per contest and have scored a total of 560 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 71-56 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.95, Carlos Carrasco has a 12-6 record and a 1.14 WHIP. He has 167 strikeouts over the 150.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 131 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.53. 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 3.69. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,006 base knocks and 458 earned runs this season. They have given up 140 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 344 hitters and struck out 1,267 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 3.52.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 13th in the league. The Indians hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .266 with an OBP of .323. He has 136 hits this year along with 61 RBI in 512 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .469 with an OPS+ of 102. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .249 this season and he has an OBP of .374. He has collected 109 hits in 438 at bats while driving in 74 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .486. The Indians as a unit have 1,101 base hits, including 253 doubles and 154 homers. Cleveland has walked 470 times this year and they have struck out on 923 occasions. They have had 890 men left on base and have an OPS of .769. They have scored 4.87 runs per game and totaled 614 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals +175
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