Kansas City Royals at Oakland Athletics 8/16/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Duffy vs. Paul Blackburn
O.co Coliseum is the site of the matchup between the Kansas City Royals and the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Danny Duffy for the Royals and Paul Blackburn for the Athletics.
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Kansas City opens at -117 while Oakland opens at +107. The Royals have a 54-58-6 over/under record and a 60-58-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 60-59-0 against the run line and have a 64-51-4 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 54-58-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 60-58-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 64-51-4 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 60-59-0 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 60-58 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Danny Duffy has a 7-8 record with an earned run average of 3.68 and a WHIP of 1.27. He has 101 strikeouts over his 120 innings pitched and he's given up 121 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 383 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 361 hitters and walked 167 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 4.31. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,054 base hits and 505 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 895. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.22.
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 .310, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .288 with an on-base percentage of .351. He has 126 hits this season in 437 at bats with 38 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .432 and an OPS+ of 106. Eric Hosmer is hitting .312 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .374. He has totaled 141 hits and he has driven in 63 men in 452 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .491. The Royals have 1,038 hits, including 186 doubles and 148 home runs. Kansas City has walked 290 times so far this season and they have struck out 883 times as a unit. They have left 737 men on base and have a team OPS of .731. They score 4.46 runs per contest and have scored a total of 526 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 52-67 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.02, Paul Blackburn has a 3-1 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 20 strikeouts over the 50.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 47 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.60 and they have given up 383 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 386 batters and walked 151 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 1,061 base knocks and 552 earned runs this season. They have given up 146 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 370 hitters and struck out 899 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 .239, good for 29th in the league. The Athletics hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Khris Davis comes into this matchup batting .240 with an OBP of .330. He has 103 hits this year along with 84 RBI in 429 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .520 with an OPS+ of 128. 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 955 base hits, including 223 doubles and 163 homers. Oakland has walked 415 times this year and they have struck out on 1,108 occasions. They have had 782 men left on base and have an OPS of .736. They have scored 4.38 runs per game and totaled 521 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Royals -117
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