Thursday, May 25, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Miguel Almonte vs. Masahiro Tanaka
The Kansas City Royals visit Yankee Stadium on Thursday, May 25, 2017 to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Miguel Almonte for the Royals and Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees.
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The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +187 and New York at -202. The Royals have a 16-27-2 over/under record and a 20-25-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 27-16-0 against the run line and have a 25-18-0 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 16-27-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 20-25-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 25-18-0 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 27-16-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
05/23/17 LF Alex Gordon Paternity List "?" Wednesday 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 19-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Miguel Almonte is making his season debut for the Royals. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.84 and they have given up 145 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 142 hitters and walked 75 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 4.21. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 386 base hits and 189 earned runs. They have allowed 50 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 164 batters and struck out 364. They have walked 3.7 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 4.15.
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As a team Kansas City is hitting .229, good for 29th in the league. The Royals hold a .371 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .290, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .266 with an on-base percentage of .361. He has 42 hits this season in 158 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .367 and an OPS+ of 99. Salvador Perez is hitting .285 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .324. He has totaled 45 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 158 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .538. The Royals have 343 hits, including 52 doubles and 52 home runs. Kansas City has walked 117 times so far this season and they have struck out 341 times as a unit. They have left 282 men on base and have a team OPS of .661. They score 3.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 153 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 26-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.56, Masahiro Tanaka has a 5-3 record and a 1.60 WHIP. He has 39 strikeouts over the 48 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 62 hits. He allows 11.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.94 and they have given up 108 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .201 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 163 batters and walked 57 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.91. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 347 base knocks and 169 earned runs this season. They have given up 51 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 132 hitters and struck out 397 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.83.
As a team, they are batting .268, good for 3rd in the league. The Yankees hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .347, which is good for 2nd 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 .374. He has 59 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 176 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .511 with an OPS+ of 135. Chase Headley is hitting .237 this season and he has an OBP of .310. He has collected 36 hits in 152 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 85 and a slugging percentage of .382. The Yankees as a unit have 407 base hits, including 66 doubles and 68 homers. New York has walked 175 times this year and they have struck out on 395 occasions. They have had 328 men left on base and have an OPS of .801. They have scored 5.53 runs per game and totaled 238 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Yankees -202
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