Sunday, April 23, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jason Hammel vs. Yu Darvish
The Kansas City Royals head to Globe Life Park on Sunday, April 23, 2017 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Jason Hammel for the Royals and Yu Darvish for the Rangers.
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The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at +145 and Texas at -161. The Royals have a 4-10-2 over/under mark and a 8-8-0 run line record. The Rangers are 10-7-0 against the run line and have a 8-9-0 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 4-10-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 8-8-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 8-9-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 10-7-0 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
04/22/17 P A.J. Griffin Ankle 10-day DL
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 7-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jason Hammel has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 4.60 and a WHIP of 1.66. He has 9 strikeouts over his 15.2 innings pitched and he's given up 19 hits. He allows 10.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.96 and they have given up 38 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the bullpen and they've struck out 40 hitters and walked 32 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 7 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 3.22. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 115 base hits and 53 earned runs. They have allowed 12 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 67 batters and struck out 125. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.68.
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As a team Kansas City is hitting .210, good for 29th in the league. The Royals hold a .333 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .277, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 6.9 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .339 with an on-base percentage of .464. He has 19 hits this season in 56 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .411 and an OPS+ of 152. Salvador Perez is hitting .258 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .277. He has totaled 16 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 62 at bats. His OPS+ is 120 while his slugging percentage is at .516. The Royals have 111 hits, including 15 doubles and 16 home runs. Kansas City has walked 46 times so far this season and they have struck out 132 times as a unit. They have left 100 men on base and have a team OPS of .610. They score 2.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 43 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 7-10 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.28, Yu Darvish has a 1-2 record and a 1.14 WHIP. He has 23 strikeouts over the 24.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 16 hits. He allows 5.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.20 and they have given up 60 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 56 batters and walked 15 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 136 base knocks and 67 earned runs this season. They have given up 20 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 59 hitters and struck out 130 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.19.
As a team, they are batting .205, good for 30th in the league. The Rangers hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .281, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 6.9 hits per contest. Nomar Mazara comes into this matchup batting .271 with an OBP of .320. He has 19 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 70 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .486 with an OPS+ of 122. Rougned Odor is hitting .194 this season and he has an OBP of .239. He has collected 13 hits in 67 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 72 and a slugging percentage of .388. The Rangers as a unit have 117 base hits, including 21 doubles and 25 homers. Texas has walked 53 times this year and they have struck out on 142 occasions. They have had 91 men left on base and have an OPS of .665. They have scored 4.65 runs per game and totaled 79 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals +145
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