Saturday, April 22, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Ian Kennedy vs. A.J. Griffin
The Kansas City Royals visit Globe Life Park on Saturday, April 22, 2017 to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Ian Kennedy for the Royals and A.J. Griffin for the Rangers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +110 and Texas at -120. The Royals have a 4-9-2 over/under record and a 8-7-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 9-7-0 against the run line and have a 8-8-0 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 4-9-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 8-7-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 8-8-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 9-7-0 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 7-8 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ian Kennedy has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 2.37 and a WHIP of 1.05. He has 19 strikeouts over his 19 innings pitched and he's given up 11 hits. He allows 5.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.32 and they have given up 37 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the bullpen and they've struck out 37 hitters and walked 31 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.02. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 109 base hits and 47 earned runs. They have allowed 8 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 63 batters and struck out 116. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.41.
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As a team Kansas City is hitting .211, good for 28th in the league. The Royals hold a .333 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .278, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .340 with an on-base percentage of .462. He has 18 hits this season in 53 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .396 and an OPS+ of 147. Salvador Perez is hitting .276 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .295. He has totaled 16 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 58 at bats. His OPS+ is 133 while his slugging percentage is at .552. The Royals have 105 hits, including 13 doubles and 16 home runs. Kansas City has walked 44 times so far this season and they have struck out 129 times as a unit. They have left 95 men on base and have a team OPS of .611. They score 3.15 runs per contest and have scored a total of 41 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 6-10 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.11, A.J. Griffin has a 2-0 record and a 0.85 WHIP. He has 16 strikeouts over the 15.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 9 hits. He allows 5.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.13 and they have given up 57 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 56 batters and walked 15 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.07. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 130 base knocks and 65 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 57 hitters and struck out 127 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.27.
As a team, they are batting .206, good for 30th in the league. The Rangers hold a .372 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .280, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Nomar Mazara comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .324. He has 19 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 67 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .507 with an OPS+ of 127. Rougned Odor is hitting .206 this season and he has an OBP of .254. He has collected 13 hits in 63 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 82 and a slugging percentage of .413. The Rangers as a unit have 111 base hits, including 21 doubles and 21 homers. Texas has walked 49 times this year and they have struck out on 133 occasions. They have had 87 men left on base and have an OPS of .652. They have scored 5.21 runs per game and totaled 73 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Royals +110
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