Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 8/30/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi vs. Jason Vargas
The Tampa Bay Rays head to Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 to take on the Kansas City Royals. The expected starting pitchers are Jake Odorizzi for the Rays and Jason Vargas for the Royals.
The odds for this matchup have Tampa Bay at +102 and Kansas City at -112. The Rays have a 67-63-3 over/under mark and a 65-68-0 run line record. The Royals are 62-68-0 against the run line and have a 61-63-6 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 67-63-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 65-68-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 61-63-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 62-68-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
08/21/17 P Jacob Faria Abdominal 10-day DL (08/17)
06/26/17 P Diego Moreno Shoulder 60-day DL (05/22)
06/23/17 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (06/19)
06/09/17 LF Rickie Weeks Jr. Shoulder 10-day DL (06/09)
06/01/17 P Kevin Gadea Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
06/01/17 3B Matt Duffy Achilles 60-day DL (04/02)
06/01/17 P Shawn Tolleson Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
05/18/17 P Xavier Cedeno Forearm 60-day DL (04/18)
04/01/17 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 60-day DL (03/10)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
08/28/17 P Brian Flynn Groin left last game, "?" for next scheduled start
08/26/17 P Danny Duffy Elbow 10-day DL (08/26)
08/19/17 P Neftali Feliz Elbow 10-day DL (08/19)
08/18/17 P Joakim Soria Oblique 10-day DL (08/16)
08/10/17 P Trevor Cahill Shoulder 10-day DL (08/10)
06/26/17 P Nathan Karns Forearm 60-day DL (05/21)
06/02/17 RF Paulo Orlando Shin 60-day DL (06/01)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 66-67 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi has a 6-7 record with an earned run average of 4.82 and a WHIP of 1.36. He has 94 strikeouts over his 112 innings pitched and he's given up 103 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 378 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 378 hitters and walked 162 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 1,089 base hits and 530 earned runs. They have allowed 160 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 419 batters and struck out 1,080. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.22.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .247, good for 24th in the league. The Rays hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Logan Morrison is hitting .247 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 106 hits this season in 430 at bats with 74 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .521 and an OPS+ of 136. Corey Dickerson is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .337. He has totaled 147 hits and he has driven in 58 men in 505 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .515. The Rays have 1,115 hits, including 197 doubles and 188 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 463 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,272 times as a unit. They have left 930 men on base and have a team OPS of .749. They score 4.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 578 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 64-66 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.72, Jason Vargas has a 14-8 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 111 strikeouts over the 145.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 146 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 435 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 402 batters and walked 187 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.2 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 4.52. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,177 base knocks and 581 earned runs this season. They have given up 155 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 414 hitters and struck out 989 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.34.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 14th in the league. The Royals hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .290 with an OBP of .352. He has 140 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 483 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .435 with an OPS+ of 107. Eric Hosmer is hitting .318 this season and he has an OBP of .382. He has collected 157 hits in 493 at bats while driving in 73 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .499. The Royals as a unit have 1,140 base hits, including 202 doubles and 157 homers. Kansas City has walked 316 times this year and they have struck out on 967 occasions. They have had 817 men left on base and have an OPS of .725. They have scored 4.31 runs per game and totaled 560 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays +102
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