Monday, May 22, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jason Hammel vs. Michael Pineda
Yankee Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Kansas City Royals and the New York Yankees on Monday, May 22, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jason Hammel for the Royals and Michael Pineda for the Yankees.
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Kansas City opens at +163 while New York opens at -173. The Royals have a 14-25-2 over/under record and a 18-23-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 25-15-0 against the run line and have a 25-15-0 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 14-25-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 18-23-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 25-15-0 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 25-15-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
05/06/17 P Ian Kennedy Hamstring 10-day DL (5/5)
04/02/17 3B Hunter Dozier Oblique 60-day DL (4/2)
03/31/17 P Brian Flynn Ribs 60-day DL
Key New York Yankees Injuries
05/20/17 C Gary Sanchez Jaw injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
05/14/17 P Aroldis Chapman Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (5/13)
05/03/17 1B Greg Bird Ankle 10-day DL (5/2)
04/02/17 1B Tyler Austin Ankle 60-day DL (4/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 17-24 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jason Hammel has a 1-5 record with an earned run average of 6.20 and a WHIP of 1.75. He has 31 strikeouts over his 40.2 innings pitched and he's given up 54 hits. He allows 12 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.95 and they have given up 129 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen and they've struck out 127 hitters and walked 68 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 352 base hits and 171 earned runs. They have allowed 42 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 145 batters and struck out 331. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.01.
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As a team Kansas City is hitting .228, good for 28th in the league. The Royals hold a .357 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .290, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .287 with an on-base percentage of .380. He has 41 hits this season in 143 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .378 and an OPS+ of 107. Salvador Perez is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .314. He has totaled 39 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 142 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .493. The Royals have 312 hits, including 49 doubles and 40 home runs. Kansas City has walked 107 times so far this season and they have struck out 314 times as a unit. They have left 262 men on base and have a team OPS of .647. They score 3.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 135 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 24-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.42, Michael Pineda has a 4-2 record and a 1.04 WHIP. He has 55 strikeouts over the 47.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 41 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.81 and they have given up 103 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 155 batters and walked 55 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 330 base knocks and 160 earned runs this season. They have given up 45 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 128 hitters and struck out 371 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 3.79.
As a team, they are batting .272, good for 2nd in the league. The Yankees hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .351, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.7 hits per contest. Starlin Castro comes into this matchup batting .349 with an OBP of .383. He has 58 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 166 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .536 with an OPS+ of 144. Chase Headley is hitting .248 this season and he has an OBP of .325. He has collected 35 hits in 141 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 94 and a slugging percentage of .397. The Yankees as a unit have 386 base hits, including 63 doubles and 62 homers. New York has walked 165 times this year and they have struck out on 362 occasions. They have had 308 men left on base and have an OPS of .806. They have scored 5.72 runs per game and totaled 229 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Yankees -173
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