Kansas City Royals at St. Louis Cardinals 8/9/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Cahill vs. Mike Leake
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Kansas City Royals and the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Trevor Cahill for the Royals and Mike Leake for the Cardinals.
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Kansas City opens at +130 while St. Louis opens at -140. The Royals have a 50-56-5 over/under record and a 58-53-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 52-60-0 against the run line and have a 54-51-7 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 50-56-5 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 58-53-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 54-51-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 52-60-0 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 57-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Cahill has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 4.13 and a WHIP of 1.44. He has 77 strikeouts over his 69.2 innings pitched and he's given up 72 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 356 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen and they've struck out 338 hitters and walked 155 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 988 base hits and 466 earned runs. They have allowed 121 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 347 batters and struck out 837. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.18.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .253, good for 16th in the league. The Royals hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Eric Hosmer is hitting .315 with an on-base percentage of .371. He has 135 hits this season in 428 at bats with 61 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .498 and an OPS+ of 127. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .285 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .350. He has totaled 116 hits and he has driven in 35 men in 407 at bats. His OPS+ is 106 while his slugging percentage is at .435. The Royals have 962 hits, including 176 doubles and 140 home runs. Kansas City has walked 264 times so far this season and they have struck out 829 times as a unit. They have left 686 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 484 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 56-56 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.34, Mike Leake has a 7-10 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 90 strikeouts over the 134.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 135 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.83 and they have given up 335 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 353 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 942 base knocks and 422 earned runs this season. They have given up 126 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 335 hitters and struck out 936 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 4.04.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 13th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Jedd Gyorko comes into this matchup batting .273 with an OBP of .338. He has 94 hits this year along with 52 RBI in 344 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .459 with an OPS+ of 107. Matt Carpenter is hitting .249 this season and he has an OBP of .381. He has collected 91 hits in 365 at bats while driving in 53 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .455. The Cardinals as a unit have 970 base hits, including 201 doubles and 130 homers. St. Louis has walked 395 times this year and they have struck out on 929 occasions. They have had 763 men left on base and have an OPS of .751. They have scored 4.53 runs per game and totaled 507 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals -140
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