Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jason Hammel vs. Chris Archer
The Kansas City Royals visit Tropicana Field on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Jason Hammel for the Royals and Chris Archer for the Rays.
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The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +163 and Tampa Bay at -173. The Royals have a 10-19-2 over/under record and a 13-18-0 run line mark. The Rays are 18-16-0 against the run line and have a 18-16-0 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 10-19-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 13-18-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 18-16-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 18-16-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
05/06/17 P Ian Kennedy Hamstring 10-day DL (5/5)
04/02/17 3B Hunter Dozier Oblique 60-day DL (4/2)
03/31/17 P Brian Flynn Ribs 60-day DL
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
04/23/17 P Tommy Hunter Calf 10-day DL (4/23)
04/22/17 P Xavier Cedeno Forearm 10-day DL (4/18)
04/14/17 CF Mallex Smith Hamstring 10-day DL (4/14)
04/03/17 P Brad Boxberge Arm 60-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 3B Matt Duffy Heel 10-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 60-day DL (3/8)
04/01/17 C Wilson Ramos Knee 60-day DL (4/1)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 11-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jason Hammel has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 5.53 and a WHIP of 1.70. He has 25 strikeouts over his 27.2 innings pitched and he's given up 32 hits. He allows 10.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.83 and they have given up 89 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 91 hitters and walked 46 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.82. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 246 base hits and 118 earned runs. They have allowed 27 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 109 batters and struck out 245. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 3.79.
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As a team Kansas City is hitting .213, good for 30th in the league. The Royals hold a .335 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .275, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.0 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .388. He has 30 hits this season in 109 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .376 and an OPS+ of 114. Salvador Perez is hitting .255 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .282. He has totaled 28 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 110 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .464. The Royals have 216 hits, including 34 doubles and 28 home runs. Kansas City has walked 79 times so far this season and they have struck out 237 times as a unit. They have left 188 men on base and have a team OPS of .609. They score 2.87 runs per contest and have scored a total of 89 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 16-18 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.57, Chris Archer has a 2-1 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 48 strikeouts over the 45.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 39 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 103 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 77 batters and walked 41 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.64. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 275 base knocks and 122 earned runs this season. They have given up 35 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 107 hitters and struck out 238 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 22nd in the league. The Rays hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Steven Souza comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .377. He has 33 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 119 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .445 with an OPS+ of 134. Corey Dickerson is hitting .319 this season and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 38 hits in 119 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 159 and a slugging percentage of .555. The Rays as a unit have 270 base hits, including 46 doubles and 40 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 140 times this year and they have struck out on 346 occasions. They have had 260 men left on base and have an OPS of .718. They have scored 4.21 runs per game and totaled 143 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays -173
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