Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jason Hammel vs. Luis Severino
The Kansas City Royals head to Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 to take on the New York Yankees. The expected starting pitchers are Jason Hammel for the Royals and Luis Severino for the Yankees.
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The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at +175 and New York at -186. The Royals have a 16-26-2 over/under mark and a 19-25-0 run line record. The Yankees are 27-15-0 against the run line and have a 25-17-0 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 16-26-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 19-25-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 25-17-0 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 27-15-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
05/22/17 LF Alex Gordon Paternity List is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday 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 18-26 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 4.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.90 and they have given up 143 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 141 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 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.26. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 378 base hits and 187 earned runs. They have allowed 48 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 160 batters and struck out 356. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.12.
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As a team Kansas City is hitting .230, good for 28th in the league. The Royals hold a .367 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .291, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 41 hits this season in 155 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .348 and an OPS+ of 94. Salvador Perez is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .325. He has totaled 44 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 154 at bats. His OPS+ is 132 while his slugging percentage is at .545. The Royals have 337 hits, including 52 doubles and 48 home runs. Kansas City has walked 116 times so far this season and they have struck out 333 times as a unit. They have left 280 men on base and have a team OPS of .658. They score 3.34 runs per contest and have scored a total of 147 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 26-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.64, Luis Severino has a 2-2 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 54 strikeouts over the 47 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 40 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.67 and they have given up 104 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .198 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 161 batters and walked 56 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.86. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 341 base knocks and 163 earned runs this season. They have given up 47 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 131 hitters and struck out 389 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.74.
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 2nd in the league. The Yankees hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .348, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.5 hits per contest. Starlin Castro comes into this matchup batting .335 with an OBP of .372. He has 58 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 173 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .514 with an OPS+ of 135. Chase Headley is hitting .236 this season and he has an OBP of .311. He has collected 35 hits in 148 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 85 and a slugging percentage of .378. The Yankees as a unit have 399 base hits, including 65 doubles and 66 homers. New York has walked 171 times this year and they have struck out on 387 occasions. They have had 320 men left on base and have an OPS of .802. They have scored 5.62 runs per game and totaled 236 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees -186
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