Sunday, June 25, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Francisco Liriano vs. Jason Hammel
Kauffman Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, June 25, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Francisco Liriano for the Blue Jays and Jason Hammel for the Royals.
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Toronto opens at +104 while Kansas City opens at -114. The Blue Jays have a 34-35-4 over/under record and a 31-42-0 run line mark. The Royals are 37-35-0 against the run line and have a 32-36-4 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 34-35-4 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 31-42-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 32-36-4 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 37-35-0 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 35-38 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Francisco Liriano has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 5.76 and a WHIP of 1.66. He has 52 strikeouts over his 50 innings pitched and he's given up 53 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 217 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 294 hitters and walked 95 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 635 base hits and 318 earned runs. They have allowed 93 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 232 batters and struck out 657. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.15.
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As a team Toronto is hitting .247, good for 21st in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .250 with an on-base percentage of .304. He has 72 hits this season in 288 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .403 and an OPS+ of 84. Justin Smoak is hitting .306 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 74 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 242 at bats. His OPS+ is 148 while his slugging percentage is at .599. The Blue Jays have 609 hits, including 116 doubles and 98 home runs. Toronto has walked 233 times so far this season and they have struck out 565 times as a unit. They have left 474 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 4.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 314 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 36-36 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.83, Jason Hammel has a 4-6 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 59 strikeouts over the 78.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 88 hits. He allows 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 244 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 231 batters and walked 106 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 4.22. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 638 base knocks and 302 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 239 hitters and struck out 559 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 4.17.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 24th 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 26th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Mike Moustakas comes into this matchup batting .272 with an OBP of .309. He has 71 hits this year along with 46 RBI in 261 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .540 with an OPS+ of 118. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .281 this season and he has an OBP of .358. He has collected 74 hits in 263 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .460. The Royals as a unit have 595 base hits, including 112 doubles and 86 homers. Kansas City has walked 175 times this year and they have struck out on 547 occasions. They have had 446 men left on base and have an OPS of .701. They have scored 3.99 runs per game and totaled 287 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Royals -114
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