Thursday, April 13, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jesse Hahn vs. Jason Vargas
The Oakland Athletics head to Kauffman Stadium on Thursday, April 13, 2017 to take on the Kansas City Royals. The expected starting pitchers are Jesse Hahn for the Athletics and Jason Vargas for the Royals.
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The odds for this matchup have Oakland at +124 and Kansas City at -134. The Athletics have a 2-6-0 over/under mark and a 5-3-0 run line record. The Royals are 3-4-0 against the run line and have a 3-2-2 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 2-6-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 5-3-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 3-2-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 3-4-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
04/06/17 P John Axford Shoulder 10-day DL (4/2)
04/01/17 P Sonny Gray Oblique 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Daniel Mengden Foot 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 CF Jake Smolinski Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 2B Joey Wendle Shoulder 10-day DL (3/31)
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 4-4 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jesse Hahn has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.33. He has 3 strikeouts over his 6 innings pitched and he's given up 7 hits. He allows 10.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.36 and they have given up 23 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen and they've struck out 28 hitters and walked 7 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.11. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 57 base hits and 32 earned runs. They have allowed 7 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 24 batters and struck out 66. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit is 3.61.
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As a team Oakland is hitting .226, good for 20th in the league. The Athletics hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Khris Davis is hitting .345 with an on-base percentage of .394. He has 10 hits this season in 29 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .828 and an OPS+ of 245. Jed Lowrie is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .375. He has totaled 8 hits and he has driven in 2 men in 28 at bats. His OPS+ is 143 while his slugging percentage is at .464. The Athletics have 59 hits, including 12 doubles and 10 home runs. Oakland has walked 25 times so far this season and they have struck out 65 times as a unit. They have left 51 men on base and have a team OPS of .691. They score 3.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 29 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 2-5 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.50, Jason Vargas has a 1-0 record and a 1.17 WHIP. He has 6 strikeouts over the 6 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 6 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.77 and they have given up 20 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 19 batters and walked 19 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.6. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 58 base knocks and 32 earned runs this season. They have given up 7 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 38 hitters and struck out 50 batters. They give up a walk 5.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.53 while their FIP as a staff is 4.73.
As a team, they are batting .195, good for 30th in the league. The Royals hold a .342 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .268, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 6.4 hits per contest. Eric Hosmer comes into this matchup batting .179 with an OBP of .207. He has 5 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 28 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .286 with an OPS+ of 43. Alex Gordon is hitting .207 this season and he has an OBP of .258. He has collected 6 hits in 29 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 57 and a slugging percentage of .276. The Royals as a unit have 45 base hits, including 4 doubles and 10 homers. Kansas City has walked 21 times this year and they have struck out on 64 occasions. They have had 39 men left on base and have an OPS of .610. They have scored 3 runs per game and totaled 21 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics +124
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