Tuesday, May 9, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Young vs. Matt Andriese
The Kansas City Royals head to Tropicana Field on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The expected starting pitchers are Chris Young for the Royals and Matt Andriese for the Rays.
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The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at +109 and Tampa Bay at -119. The Royals have a 9-19-2 over/under mark and a 12-18-0 run line record. The Rays are 18-15-0 against the run line and have a 17-16-0 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 9-19-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 12-18-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 17-16-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 18-15-0 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 10-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Young has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 4.22 and a WHIP of 1.69. He has 7 strikeouts over his 10.2 innings pitched and he's given up 14 hits. He allows 11.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.88 and they have given up 86 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 85 hitters and walked 45 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 237 base hits and 115 earned runs. They have allowed 26 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 106 batters and struck out 229. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 3.85.
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As a team Kansas City is hitting .208, good for 30th in the league. The Royals hold a .329 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .270, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 6.8 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .269 with an on-base percentage of .387. He has 28 hits this season in 104 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .375 and an OPS+ of 113. Salvador Perez is hitting .245 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .268. He has totaled 26 hits and he has driven in 15 men in 106 at bats. His OPS+ is 97 while his slugging percentage is at .462. The Royals have 203 hits, including 32 doubles and 27 home runs. Kansas City has walked 77 times so far this season and they have struck out 230 times as a unit. They have left 181 men on base and have a team OPS of .600. They score 2.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 82 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 16-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.09, Matt Andriese has a 2-1 record and a 1.29 WHIP. He has 30 strikeouts over the 35 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 32 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 100 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 72 batters and walked 40 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.1 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 3.6. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 262 base knocks and 117 earned runs this season. They have given up 34 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 105 hitters and struck out 231 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.09.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 24th in the league. The Rays hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Steven Souza comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .385. He has 33 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 116 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .457 with an OPS+ of 140. Corey Dickerson is hitting .304 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 35 hits in 115 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 149 and a slugging percentage of .539. The Rays as a unit have 261 base hits, including 45 doubles and 39 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 137 times this year and they have struck out on 330 occasions. They have had 251 men left on base and have an OPS of .716. They have scored 4.24 runs per game and totaled 140 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Royals +109
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