Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians 9/17/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 17, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Duffy vs. Corey Kluber
The Kansas City Royals head to Progressive Field on Sunday, September 17, 2017 to take on the Cleveland Indians. The expected starting pitchers are Danny Duffy for the Royals and Corey Kluber for the Indians.
The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at +265 and Cleveland at -297. The Royals have a 69-72-6 over/under mark and a 70-77-0 run line record. The Indians are 74-74-0 against the run line and have a 55-83-10 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 69-72-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 70-77-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 55-83-10 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 74-74-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
09/13/17 P Ian Kennedy Shoulder "?" for next scheduled start
08/30/17 P Brian Flynn Groin 10-day DL (08/30)
08/26/17 P Danny Duffy Elbow 10-day DL (08/26)
08/19/17 P Neftali Feliz Elbow 10-day DL (08/19)
08/18/17 P Joakim Soria Oblique 10-day DL (08/16)
06/26/17 P Nathan Karns Forearm 60-day DL (05/21)
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
09/11/17 CF Bradley Zimmer Hand out for season
08/23/17 2B Jason Kipnis Hamstring 10-day DL (08/23)
08/09/17 LF Michael Brantley Ankle 10-day DL (08/09)
07/30/17 P Boone Logan Back 60-day DL (07/20)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 73-74 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 3.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 507 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 462 hitters and walked 225 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.6. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,351 base hits and 669 earned runs. They have allowed 180 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 474 batters and struck out 1,106. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.45.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .260, good for 10th in the league. The Royals hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Eric Hosmer is hitting .324 with an on-base percentage of .391. He has 179 hits this season in 552 at bats with 87 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .511 and an OPS+ of 136. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .365. He has totaled 163 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 539 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .447. The Royals have 1,309 hits, including 234 doubles and 178 home runs. Kansas City has walked 356 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,057 times as a unit. They have left 921 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.37 runs per contest and have scored a total of 642 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 91-57 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.44, Corey Kluber has a 16-4 record and a 0.87 WHIP. He has 243 strikeouts over the 184.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 126 hits. He allows 6.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.75 and they have given up 368 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 490 batters and walked 136 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.36. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,157 base knocks and 491 earned runs this season. They have given up 151 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 378 hitters and struck out 1,463 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.17 while their FIP as a staff is 3.39.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 6th in the league. The Indians hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Edwin Encarnacion comes into this matchup batting .252 with an OBP of .377. He has 128 hits this year along with 90 RBI in 508 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .490 with an OPS+ of 123. Francisco Lindor is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 166 hits in 597 at bats while driving in 79 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .508. The Indians as a unit have 1,327 base hits, including 305 doubles and 194 homers. Cleveland has walked 564 times this year and they have struck out on 1,066 occasions. They have had 1,067 men left on base and have an OPS of .790. They have scored 5.04 runs per game and totaled 746 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals +265
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