Friday, June 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: J.A. Happ vs. Jake Junis
The Toronto Blue Jays head to Kauffman Stadium on Friday, June 23, 2017 to take on the Kansas City Royals. The expected starting pitchers are J.A. Happ for the Blue Jays and Jake Junis for the Royals.
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The odds for this matchup have Toronto at -125 and Kansas City at +115. The Blue Jays have a 34-33-4 over/under mark and a 31-40-0 run line record. The Royals are 36-35-0 against the run line and have a 32-35-4 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 34-33-4 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 31-40-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 32-35-4 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 36-35-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
06/19/17 P Joe Smith Shoulder 10-day DL (06/19)
06/16/17 3B Chris Coghlan Wrist 10-day DL (06/16)
06/15/17 LF Ezequiel Carrera Foot 10-day DL (06/14)
06/06/17 2B Devon Travis Knee 10-day DL (06/06)
06/06/17 P J.P. Howell Shoulder 10-day DL (06/05)
05/24/17 LF Anthony Alford Wrist 10-day DL (05/24)
05/20/17 CF Darrell Ceciliani Shoulder 10-day DL (05/19)
05/20/17 P Aaron Sanchez Finger 10-day DL (05/20)
04/09/17 P Bo Schultz Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/03/17 CF Dalton Pompey Concussion 60-day DL (03/30)
04/03/17 P Glenn Sparkman Thumb 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
06/02/17 RF Paulo Orlando Shin 60-day DL (06/01)
05/29/17 P Danny Duffy Oblique 10-day DL (05/29)
05/28/17 P Brian Flynn Back 60-day DL (02/15)
05/24/17 P Nathan Karns Arm 10-day DL (05/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 35-36 overall record this season. Starting pitcher J.A. Happ has a 2-4 record with an earned run average of 4.26 and a WHIP of 1.21. He has 44 strikeouts over his 38 innings pitched and he's given up 39 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.74 and they have given up 208 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the bullpen and they've struck out 289 hitters and walked 91 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.29. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 615 base hits and 304 earned runs. They have allowed 89 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 226 batters and struck out 642. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.10.
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As a team Toronto is hitting .245, good for 22nd in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .249 with an on-base percentage of .303. He has 70 hits this season in 281 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .402 and an OPS+ of 84. Justin Smoak is hitting .303 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 72 hits and he has driven in 47 men in 238 at bats. His OPS+ is 148 while his slugging percentage is at .601. The Blue Jays have 587 hits, including 110 doubles and 98 home runs. Toronto has walked 227 times so far this season and they have struck out 552 times as a unit. They have left 456 men on base and have a team OPS of .732. They score 4.31 runs per contest and have scored a total of 306 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 35-36 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.56, Jake Junis has a 2-1 record and a 1.72 WHIP. He has 19 strikeouts over the 22.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 28 hits. He allows 11.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 239 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 227 batters and walked 104 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.23. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 627 base knocks and 298 earned runs this season. They have given up 77 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 235 hitters and struck out 551 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.18.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 23rd in the league. The Royals hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Mike Moustakas comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .314. He has 71 hits this year along with 46 RBI in 257 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .549 with an OPS+ of 122. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .282 this season and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 73 hits in 259 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .459. The Royals as a unit have 586 base hits, including 107 doubles and 86 homers. Kansas City has walked 174 times this year and they have struck out on 540 occasions. They have had 440 men left on base and have an OPS of .701. They have scored 3.97 runs per game and totaled 282 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals +115
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