Thursday, April 20, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Duffy vs. Andrew Cashner
The Kansas City Royals head to Globe Life Park on Thursday, April 20, 2017 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Danny Duffy for the Royals and Andrew Cashner for the Rangers.
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The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at -106 and Texas at -104. The Royals have a 4-7-2 over/under mark and a 7-6-0 run line record. The Rangers are 8-6-0 against the run line and have a 7-7-0 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 4-7-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 7-6-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 7-7-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 8-6-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
04/02/17 3B Hunter Dozier Oblique 60-day DL (4/2)
04/02/17 LF Jorge Soler Oblique 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Brian Flynn Ribs 60-day DL
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
04/17/17 P Sam Dyson Hand 10-day DL (04/16)
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Tyson Ross Undisclosed 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 3B Adrian Beltre Calf 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Chi Chi Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL
04/01/17 P Tanner Schepper Abdominal 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 C Brett Nicholas Knee 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Jake Diekman Intestinal 60-day DL (2/14)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 6-7 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Danny Duffy has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 1.80 and a WHIP of 1.05. He has 17 strikeouts over his 20 innings pitched and he's given up 14 hits. He allows 6.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.05 and they have given up 35 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 33 hitters and walked 29 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.49. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 99 base hits and 46 earned runs. They have allowed 8 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 58 batters and struck out 98. They have walked 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 3.67.
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As a team Kansas City is hitting .214, good for 28th in the league. The Royals hold a .348 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .282, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.0 hits per game. Alex Gordon is hitting .192 with an on-base percentage of .263. He has 10 hits this season in 52 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .250 and an OPS+ of 46. Eric Hosmer is hitting .200 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .259. He has totaled 10 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 50 at bats. His OPS+ is 47 while his slugging percentage is at .260. The Royals have 91 hits, including 9 doubles and 16 home runs. Kansas City has walked 38 times so far this season and they have struck out 109 times as a unit. They have left 81 men on base and have a team OPS of .630. They score 3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 39 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 5-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.06, Andrew Cashner has a 0-1 record and a 1.50 WHIP. He has 2 strikeouts over the 5.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 5 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.44 and they have given up 49 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .280 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 41 batters and walked 13 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.11. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 112 base knocks and 56 earned runs this season. They have given up 17 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 50 hitters and struck out 107 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.33.
As a team, they are batting .217, good for 26th in the league. The Rangers hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .290, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.3 hits per contest. Rougned Odor comes into this matchup batting .214 with an OBP of .241. He has 12 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 56 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .446 with an OPS+ of 86. Nomar Mazara is hitting .328 this season and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 19 hits in 58 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 160 and a slugging percentage of .586. The Rangers as a unit have 102 base hits, including 18 doubles and 20 homers. Texas has walked 41 times this year and they have struck out on 119 occasions. They have had 74 men left on base and have an OPS of .687. They have scored 5.07 runs per game and totaled 71 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers -104
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