Friday, April 21, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Nate Karns vs. Cole Hamels
The Kansas City Royals visit Globe Life Park on Friday, April 21, 2017 to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Nate Karns for the Royals and Cole Hamels for the Rangers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at -175 and Texas at +150. The Royals have a 4-8-2 over/under record and a 8-6-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 8-7-0 against the run line and have a 8-7-0 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 4-8-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 8-6-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 8-7-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 8-7-0 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 7-7 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nate Karns has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 4.38 and a WHIP of 1.46. He has 8 strikeouts over his 12.1 innings pitched and he's given up 12 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.75 and they have given up 35 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 34 hitters and walked 30 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.24. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 103 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 59 batters and struck out 108. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 3.49.
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As a team Kansas City is hitting .221, good for 24th in the league. The Royals hold a .352 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .285, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Alex Gordon is hitting .196 with an on-base percentage of .262. He has 11 hits this season in 56 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .250 and an OPS+ of 45. Eric Hosmer is hitting .204 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .259. He has totaled 11 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 54 at bats. His OPS+ is 51 while his slugging percentage is at .278. The Royals have 101 hits, including 12 doubles and 16 home runs. Kansas City has walked 39 times so far this season and they have struck out 115 times as a unit. They have left 88 men on base and have a team OPS of .638. They score 2.93 runs per contest and have scored a total of 41 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 5-10 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.50, Cole Hamels has a 0-0 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 11 strikeouts over the 18 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 15 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.89 and they have given up 56 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .289 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 45 batters and walked 14 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.86. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 126 base knocks and 56 earned runs this season. They have given up 20 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 52 hitters and struck out 113 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.50.
As a team, they are batting .210, good for 28th in the league. The Rangers hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .285, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.0 hits per contest. Rougned Odor comes into this matchup batting .203 with an OBP of .242. He has 12 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 59 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .424 with an OPS+ of 80. Nomar Mazara is hitting .306 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 19 hits in 62 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 143 and a slugging percentage of .548. The Rangers as a unit have 105 base hits, including 18 doubles and 21 homers. Texas has walked 45 times this year and they have struck out on 125 occasions. They have had 74 men left on base and have an OPS of .670. They have scored 4.8 runs per game and totaled 72 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers +150
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