Thursday, May 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jordan Montgomery vs. Danny Duffy
The New York Yankees visit Kauffman Stadium on Thursday, May 18, 2017 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Jordan Montgomery for the Yankees and Danny Duffy for the Royals.
The opening line for this matchup has New York at -107 and Kansas City at -103. The Yankees have a 22-14-0 over/under record and a 24-12-0 run line mark. The Royals are 16-22-0 against the run line and have a 13-23-2 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 22-14-0 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 24-12-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 13-23-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 16-22-0 against the run line
Key New York Yankees Injuries
05/14/17 P Aroldis Chapman Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (5/13)
05/03/17 1B Greg Bird Ankle 10-day DL (5/2)
04/02/17 1B Tyler Austin Ankle 60-day DL (4/02)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
05/06/17 P Ian Kennedy Hamstring 10-day DL (5/5)
04/02/17 3B Hunter Dozier Oblique 60-day DL (4/2)
03/31/17 P Brian Flynn Ribs 60-day DL
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 23-13 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 4.19 and a WHIP of 1.40. He has 33 strikeouts over his 34.1 innings pitched and he's given up 33 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.39 and they have given up 88 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .196 against the bullpen and they've struck out 136 hitters and walked 50 batters. As a team, New York allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 283 base hits and 134 earned runs. They have allowed 39 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 109 batters and struck out 326. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.70.
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As a team New York is hitting .270, good for 4th in the league. The Yankees hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .353, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.6 hits per game. Starlin Castro is hitting .338 with an on-base percentage of .373. He has 49 hits this season in 145 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .531 and an OPS+ of 141. Chase Headley is hitting .260 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 32 hits and he has driven in 15 men in 123 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .423. The Yankees have 335 hits, including 53 doubles and 56 home runs. New York has walked 152 times so far this season and they have struck out 320 times as a unit. They have left 274 men on base and have a team OPS of .809. They score 5.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 201 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 16-22 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.38, Danny Duffy has a 2-3 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 35 strikeouts over the 50.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 51 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.75 and they have given up 111 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 116 batters and walked 60 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 306 base knocks and 148 earned runs this season. They have given up 37 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 130 hitters and struck out 300 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 3.95.
As a team, they are batting .226, good for 28th in the league. The Royals hold a .357 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .289, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .305 with an OBP of .404. He has 39 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 128 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .406 with an OPS+ of 124. Salvador Perez is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .326. He has collected 36 hits in 127 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .504. The Royals as a unit have 277 base hits, including 48 doubles and 36 homers. Kansas City has walked 98 times this year and they have struck out on 287 occasions. They have had 237 men left on base and have an OPS of .646. They have scored 3.22 runs per game and totaled 119 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals -103
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