Kansas City Royals at Toronto Blue Jays 9/20/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jakob Junis vs. Brett Anderson
The Kansas City Royals head to Rogers Centre on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The expected starting pitchers are Jakob Junis for the Royals and Brett Anderson for the Blue Jays.
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The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at +116 and Toronto at -126. The Royals have a 70-73-6 over/under mark and a 71-78-0 run line record. The Blue Jays are 69-81-0 against the run line and have a 66-77-7 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 70-73-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 71-78-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 66-77-7 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 69-81-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
09/19/17 CF Lorenzo Cain Quad probable Tuesday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
09/19/17 3B Mike Moustakas Knee probable Tuesday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
09/13/17 P Ian Kennedy Shoulder "?" for next scheduled start
08/30/17 P Brian Flynn Groin 10-day DL (08/30)
08/19/17 P Neftali Feliz Elbow 10-day DL (08/19)
06/26/17 P Nathan Karns Forearm 60-day DL (05/21)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
08/09/17 P Cesar Valdez Shoulder 60-day DL (08/08)
08/09/17 SS Troy Tulowitzki Ankle 60-day DL (07/29)
07/22/17 P Aaron Sanchez Blister 10-day DL (07/22)
07/01/17 2B Devon Travis Knee 60-day DL (06/06)
06/16/17 3B Chris Coghlan Wrist 10-day DL (06/16)
05/24/17 LF Anthony Alford Wrist 10-day DL (05/24)
05/20/17 CF Darrell Ceciliani Shoulder 10-day DL (05/19)
04/09/17 P Bo Schultz Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/03/17 CF Dalton Pompey Concussion 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 73-76 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jakob Junis has a 7-2 record with an earned run average of 4.15 and a WHIP of 1.32. He has 68 strikeouts over his 80.1 innings pitched and he's given up 86 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 511 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 462 hitters and walked 228 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.61. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,367 base hits and 678 earned runs. They have allowed 182 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 478 batters and struck out 1,117. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.45.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .259, good for 12th in the league. The Royals hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Eric Hosmer is hitting .323 with an on-base percentage of .389. He has 181 hits this season in 560 at bats with 87 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .507 and an OPS+ of 134. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .303 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 164 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 542 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .446. The Royals have 1,325 hits, including 237 doubles and 179 home runs. Kansas City has walked 359 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,077 times as a unit. They have left 934 men on base and have a team OPS of .732. They score 4.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 648 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 70-80 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.73, Brett Anderson has a 3-3 record and a 1.66 WHIP. He has 31 strikeouts over the 44 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 57 hits. He allows 11.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.22 and they have given up 503 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 586 batters and walked 202 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.41. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,361 base knocks and 667 earned runs this season. They have given up 187 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 516 hitters and struck out 1,279 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.31.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 29th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .304. He has 143 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 555 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .411 with an OPS+ of 85. Justin Smoak is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 145 hits in 522 at bats while driving in 89 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .550. The Blue Jays as a unit have 1,236 base hits, including 251 doubles and 205 homers. Toronto has walked 512 times this year and they have struck out on 1,213 occasions. They have had 1,010 men left on base and have an OPS of .727. They have scored 4.27 runs per game and totaled 640 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals +116
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