Monday, July 3, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Ian Kennedy vs. Andrew Moore
The Kansas City Royals visit Safeco Field on Monday, July 3, 2017 to play the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Ian Kennedy for the Royals and Andrew Moore for the Mariners.
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The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +119 and Seattle at -129. The Royals have a 38-38-4 over/under record and a 41-39-0 run line mark. The Mariners are 38-44-0 against the run line and have a 39-39-4 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 38-38-4 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 41-39-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 39-39-4 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 38-44-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
07/01/17 P Matt Strahm Shoulder 10-day DL (07/01)
06/26/17 P Nathan Karns Arm 60-day DL (05/21)
06/02/17 RF Paulo Orlando Shin 60-day DL (06/01)
05/29/17 P Danny Duffy Oblique 10-day DL (05/29)
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
06/01/17 P Evan Marshall Hamstring 60-day DL (05/06)
05/14/17 P Ryan Weber Bicep 60-day DL (05/14)
05/10/17 P Hisashi Iwakuma Shoulder 10-day DL (05/07)
04/30/17 P Evan Scribner Elbow 60-day DL (04/26)
04/03/17 P Shae Simmons Forearm 60-day DL (03/31)
04/03/17 SS Shawn O'Malley Shoulder 60-day DL (03/31)
04/01/17 P Drew Smyly Arm 60-day DL (03/31)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 40-40 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ian Kennedy has a 2-6 record with an earned run average of 4.72 and a WHIP of 1.18. He has 62 strikeouts over his 74.1 innings pitched and he's given up 55 hits. He allows 6.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.64. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 269 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 255 hitters and walked 119 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.29. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 712 base hits and 340 earned runs. They have allowed 89 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 268 batters and struck out 616. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.27.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .250, good for 21st in the league. The Royals hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 84 hits this season in 294 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .449 and an OPS+ of 112. Mike Moustakas is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .306. He has totaled 78 hits and he has driven in 49 men in 289 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .547. The Royals have 678 hits, including 128 doubles and 98 home runs. Kansas City has walked 190 times so far this season and they have struck out 597 times as a unit. They have left 492 men on base and have a team OPS of .715. They score 4.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 330 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 40-42 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.86, Andrew Moore has a 1-0 record and a 0.86 WHIP. He has 4 strikeouts over the 7 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 6 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 263 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 257 batters and walked 106 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.62. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 719 base knocks and 373 earned runs this season. They have given up 126 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 261 hitters and struck out 588 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.95.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 6th in the league. The Mariners hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Nelson Cruz comes into this matchup batting .287 with an OBP of .370. He has 79 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 275 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .502 with an OPS+ of 134. Robinson Cano is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .339. He has collected 81 hits in 286 at bats while driving in 57 runs. He has an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .497. The Mariners as a unit have 742 base hits, including 141 doubles and 92 homers. Seattle has walked 266 times this year and they have struck out on 652 occasions. They have had 562 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They have scored 4.85 runs per game and totaled 398 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners -129
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