Saturday, July 8, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Ian Kennedy vs. Brandon McCarthy
Dodger Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Kansas City Royals and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, July 8, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Ian Kennedy for the Royals and Brandon McCarthy for the Dodgers.
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Kansas City opens at +110 while Los Angeles opens at -130. The Royals have a 40-40-4 over/under record and a 45-39-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 41-48-0 against the run line and have a 38-47-4 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 40-40-4 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 45-39-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 38-47-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 41-48-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
07/01/17 P Matt Strahm Shoulder 10-day DL (07/01)
06/26/17 P Nathan Karns Arm 60-day DL (05/21)
06/02/17 RF Paulo Orlando Shin 60-day DL (06/01)
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
07/06/17 P Grant Dayton Neck 10-day DL (07/06)
07/04/17 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Foot 10-day DL (07/04)
06/26/17 P Brandon McCarthy Knee 10-day DL (06/26)
06/25/17 LF Franklin Gutierrez Back 10-day DL (06/25)
06/24/17 P Chris Hatcher Shoulder 10-day DL (06/23)
06/13/17 1B Adrian Gonzalez Back 10-day DL (06/12)
06/05/17 P Adam Liberatore Forearm 10-day DL (05/31)
05/27/17 P Scott Kazmir Hip 60-day DL (03/30)
05/27/17 CF Andrew Toles ACL 60-day DL (05/10)
05/09/17 RF Andre Ethier Back 60-day DL (03/30)
04/19/17 1B Rob Segedin Toe 60-day DL (04/19)
03/31/17 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (02/15)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 44-40 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ian Kennedy has a 3-6 record with an earned run average of 4.44 and a WHIP of 1.16. He has 69 strikeouts over his 81 innings pitched and he's given up 59 hits. He allows 6.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.07 and they have given up 275 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 270 hitters and walked 124 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 741 base hits and 351 earned runs. They have allowed 92 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 279 batters and struck out 649. They have walked 3.3 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 .249, good for 21st in the league. The Royals hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Mike Moustakas is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .309. He has 83 hits this season in 302 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .570 and an OPS+ of 124. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .350. He has totaled 85 hits and he has driven in 30 men in 306 at bats. His OPS+ is 108 while his slugging percentage is at .444. The Royals have 713 hits, including 138 doubles and 105 home runs. Kansas City has walked 201 times so far this season and they have struck out 634 times as a unit. They have left 517 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.23 runs per contest and have scored a total of 355 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 58-29 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.25, Brandon McCarthy has a 6-3 record and a 1.11 WHIP. He has 57 strikeouts over the 72 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 60 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.01 and they have given up 232 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 332 batters and walked 90 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.18. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 635 base knocks and 272 earned runs this season. They have given up 87 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 235 hitters and struck out 830 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.13 while their FIP as a staff is 3.47.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 14th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Cody Bellinger comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .333. He has 64 hits this year along with 56 RBI in 248 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .613 with an OPS+ of 144. Corey Seager is hitting .300 this season and he has an OBP of .397. He has collected 86 hits in 287 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 140 and a slugging percentage of .512. The Dodgers as a unit have 739 base hits, including 174 doubles and 120 homers. Los Angeles has walked 354 times this year and they have struck out on 749 occasions. They have had 610 men left on base and have an OPS of .787. They have scored 5.16 runs per game and totaled 444 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Royals +110 and under 2 total runs
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