Kansas City Royals at St. Louis Cardinals 8/10/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 10, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jason Hammel vs. Lance Lynn
The Kansas City Royals head to Busch Stadium on Thursday, August 10, 2017 to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. The expected starting pitchers are Jason Hammel for the Royals and Lance Lynn for the Cardinals.
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The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at +129 and St. Louis at -139. The Royals have a 51-56-5 over/under mark and a 58-54-0 run line record. The Cardinals are 53-60-0 against the run line and have a 55-51-7 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 51-56-5 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 58-54-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 55-51-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 53-60-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
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 St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
08/06/17 P Kevin Siegrist Forearm 10-day DL (08/06)
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 57-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jason Hammel has a 5-9 record with an earned run average of 4.73 and a WHIP of 1.38. He has 96 strikeouts over his 125.2 innings pitched and he's given up 136 hits. He allows 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 362 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 343 hitters and walked 159 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 4.26. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1002 base hits and 475 earned runs. They have allowed 124 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 354 batters and struck out 845. 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 .253, good for 16th in the league. The Royals hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Eric Hosmer is hitting .313 with an on-base percentage of .370. He has 135 hits this season in 431 at bats with 61 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .494 and an OPS+ of 126. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .283 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 116 hits and he has driven in 35 men in 410 at bats. His OPS+ is 105 while his slugging percentage is at .432. The Royals have 968 hits, including 177 doubles and 140 home runs. Kansas City has walked 266 times so far this season and they have struck out 837 times as a unit. They have left 691 men on base and have a team OPS of .722. They score 4.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 487 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 57-56 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.12, Lance Lynn has a 10-6 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He has 114 strikeouts over the 132.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 99 hits. He allows 6.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.80 and they have given up 335 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 356 batters and walked 120 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 948 base knocks and 425 earned runs this season. They have given up 126 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 337 hitters and struck out 944 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.02.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 13th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Jedd Gyorko comes into this matchup batting .275 with an OBP of .344. He has 95 hits this year along with 55 RBI in 346 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .468 with an OPS+ of 110. Matt Carpenter is hitting .253 this season and he has an OBP of .386. He has collected 93 hits in 368 at bats while driving in 54 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .459. The Cardinals as a unit have 984 base hits, including 204 doubles and 133 homers. St. Louis has walked 402 times this year and they have struck out on 937 occasions. They have had 773 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 4.58 runs per game and totaled 517 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals +129
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