Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Duffy vs. Jordan Montgomery
The Kansas City Royals head to Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 to take on the New York Yankees. The expected starting pitchers are Danny Duffy for the Royals and Jordan Montgomery for the Yankees.
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The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at +128 and New York at -138. The Royals have a 16-25-2 over/under mark and a 19-24-0 run line record. The Yankees are 26-15-0 against the run line and have a 25-16-0 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 16-25-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 19-24-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 25-16-0 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 26-15-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
05/22/17 LF Alex Gordon Paternity List is downgraded to expected to miss Monday vs. New York Yankees
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
05/14/17 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 18-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Danny Duffy has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 2.97 and a WHIP of 1.27. He has 45 strikeouts over his 57.2 innings pitched and he's given up 54 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.91 and they have given up 141 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 139 hitters and walked 74 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.25. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 372 base hits and 183 earned runs. They have allowed 45 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 157 batters and struck out 348. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.07.
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As a team Kansas City is hitting .230, good for 28th in the league. The Royals hold a .368 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .293, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .272 with an on-base percentage of .366. He has 41 hits this season in 151 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .358 and an OPS+ of 98. Salvador Perez is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .321. He has totaled 42 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 150 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .547. The Royals have 330 hits, including 50 doubles and 47 home runs. Kansas City has walked 115 times so far this season and they have struck out 326 times as a unit. They have left 274 men on base and have a team OPS of .660. They score 3.37 runs per contest and have scored a total of 145 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 25-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.81, Jordan Montgomery has a 2-3 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 37 strikeouts over the 39.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 37 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.73 and they have given up 103 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 160 batters and walked 56 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.91. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 334 base knocks and 161 earned runs this season. They have given up 46 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 130 hitters and struck out 382 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.75.
As a team, they are batting .270, good for 2nd in the league. The Yankees hold a .452 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .349, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.6 hits per contest. Starlin Castro comes into this matchup batting .341 with an OBP of .374. He has 58 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 170 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .524 with an OPS+ of 138. Chase Headley is hitting .241 this season and he has an OBP of .317. He has collected 35 hits in 145 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 88 and a slugging percentage of .386. The Yankees as a unit have 393 base hits, including 64 doubles and 63 homers. New York has walked 168 times this year and they have struck out on 379 occasions. They have had 316 men left on base and have an OPS of .801. They have scored 5.66 runs per game and totaled 232 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Royals +128
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