Sunday, July 9, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Duffy vs. Clayton Kershaw
Dodger Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Kansas City Royals and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, July 9, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Danny Duffy for the Royals and Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers.
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Kansas City opens at +260 while Los Angeles opens at -290. The Royals have a 40-41-4 over/under record and a 45-40-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 41-49-0 against the run line and have a 38-47-5 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 40-41-4 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 45-40-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 38-47-5 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 41-49-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
07/01/17 P Matt Strahm Knee 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 44-41 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Danny Duffy has a 5-4 record with an earned run average of 3.51 and a WHIP of 1.36. He has 58 strikeouts over his 74.1 innings pitched and he's given up 74 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.07 and they have given up 277 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 274 hitters and walked 125 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 13th 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 59-29 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.19, Clayton Kershaw has a 13-2 record and a 0.89 WHIP. He has 146 strikeouts over the 123.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 88 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.97 and they have given up 233 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 334 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 3.19. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 642 base knocks and 276 earned runs this season. They have given up 90 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 236 hitters and struck out 841 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 3.50.
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 .343, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Cody Bellinger comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .336. 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 .299 this season and he has an OBP of .397. He has collected 87 hits in 291 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 139 and a slugging percentage of .509. The Dodgers as a unit have 747 base hits, including 176 doubles and 121 homers. Los Angeles has walked 364 times this year and they have struck out on 765 occasions. They have had 621 men left on base and have an OPS of .788. They have scored 5.16 runs per game and totaled 449 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers -290
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