Kansas City Royals at Oakland Athletics 8/14/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, August 14, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Junis vs. Jharel Cotton
The Kansas City Royals visit O.co Coliseum on Monday, August 14, 2017 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Jake Junis for the Royals and Jharel Cotton for the Athletics.
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The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +105 and Oakland at -115. The Royals have a 53-57-6 over/under record and a 58-58-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 59-58-0 against the run line and have a 63-50-4 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 53-57-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 58-58-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 63-50-4 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 59-58-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
08/10/17 P Trevor Cahill Shoulder 10-day DL (08/10)
08/06/17 C Salvador Perez Side 10-day DL (08/05)
06/26/17 P Nathan Karns Forearm 60-day DL (05/21)
06/02/17 RF Paulo Orlando Shin 60-day DL (06/01)
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
07/28/17 C Josh Phegley Oblique 10-day DL (07/25)
07/02/17 CF Dustin Fowler Knee 60-day DL (06/30)
06/10/17 P Andrew Triggs Hip 60-day DL (06/10)
05/28/17 P Bobby Wahl Shoulder 60-day DL (05/24)
04/01/17 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/01/17 CF Jake Smolinski Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 58-58 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Junis has a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 4.70 and a WHIP of 1.39. He has 37 strikeouts over his 44 innings pitched and he's given up 45 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.06 and they have given up 379 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 353 hitters and walked 166 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.35. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up ,1040 base hits and 500 earned runs. They have allowed 130 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 368 batters and struck out ,878. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.25.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .255, good for 16th in the league. The Royals hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .288 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 123 hits this season in 427 at bats with 36 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .436 and an OPS+ of 107. Eric Hosmer is hitting .312 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .371. He has totaled 139 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 446 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .493. The Royals have ,1012 hits, including 184 doubles and 145 home runs. Kansas City has walked 277 times so far this season and they have struck out ,871 times as a unit. They have left ,720 men on base and have a team OPS of .727. They score 4.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 506 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 51-66 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.72, Jharel Cotton has a 5-9 record and a 1.48 WHIP. He has 78 strikeouts over the 91.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 96 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.63 and they have given up 379 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 381 batters and walked 150 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.72. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered ,1041 base knocks and 543 earned runs this season. They have given up 144 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 365 hitters and struck out ,884 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.43.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 28th in the league. The Athletics hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Khris Davis comes into this matchup batting .243 with an OBP of .331. He has 103 hits this year along with 83 RBI in 423 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .527 with an OPS+ of 131. Jed Lowrie is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .349. He has collected 114 hits in 418 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 117 and a slugging percentage of .443. The Athletics as a unit have ,942 base hits, including 220 doubles and 160 homers. Oakland has walked 413 times this year and they have struck out on ,1095 occasions. They have had ,774 men left on base and have an OPS of .737. They have scored 4.36 runs per game and totaled 510 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Royals +105
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