Kansas City Royals at Oakland Athletics 8/15/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jason Hammel vs. Chris Smith
The Kansas City Royals head to O.co Coliseum on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 to take on the Oakland Athletics. The expected starting pitchers are Jason Hammel for the Royals and Chris Smith for the Athletics.
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The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at +102 and Oakland at -112. The Royals have a 54-57-6 over/under mark and a 59-58-0 run line record. The Athletics are 60-58-0 against the run line and have a 64-50-4 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 54-57-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 59-58-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 64-50-4 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 60-58-0 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 59-58 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jason Hammel has a 5-9 record with an earned run average of 4.68 and a WHIP of 1.36. He has 103 strikeouts over his 130.2 innings pitched and he's given up 139 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.03 and they have given up 382 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 357 hitters and walked 167 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.33. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up ,1049 base hits and 503 earned runs. They have allowed 131 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 371 batters and struck out ,889. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.24.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .256, good for 15th in the league. The Royals hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .289 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 125 hits this season in 432 at bats with 38 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .435 and an OPS+ of 107. Eric Hosmer is hitting .313 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .374. He has totaled 140 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 448 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .493. The Royals have ,1028 hits, including 185 doubles and 147 home runs. Kansas City has walked 286 times so far this season and they have struck out ,879 times as a unit. They have left ,731 men on base and have a team OPS of .730. They score 4.44 runs per contest and have scored a total of 520 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 52-66 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.29, Chris Smith has a 0-2 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 19 strikeouts over the 34 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 34 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.63 and they have given up 381 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 384 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 4.71. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered ,1051 base knocks and 546 earned runs this season. They have given up 145 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 366 hitters and struck out ,895 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 4.41.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 28th in the league. The Athletics hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Khris Davis comes into this matchup batting .242 with an OBP of .331. He has 103 hits this year along with 83 RBI in 426 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .523 with an OPS+ of 129. Jed Lowrie is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 114 hits in 422 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .438. The Athletics as a unit have ,950 base hits, including 222 doubles and 163 homers. Oakland has walked 415 times this year and they have struck out on ,1102 occasions. They have had ,776 men left on base and have an OPS of .739. They have scored 4.4 runs per game and totaled 519 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals +102
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