Boston Red Sox at Kansas City Royals 7/6/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, July 6, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. Jason Hammel
Kauffman Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals on Friday, July 6, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Chris Sale for the Red Sox and Jason Hammel for the Royals.
Boston opens at -285 while Kansas City opens at +255. The Red Sox have a 41-44-3 over/under record and a 50-38-0 run line mark. The Royals are 35-51-0 against the run line and have a 33-49-4 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 41-44-3 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 50-38-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 33-49-4 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 35-51-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
07/04/18 1B Mitch Moreland Back is "?" Friday vs Kansas City Royals
06/27/18 P Steven Wright Knee 10-day DL (06/23)
06/05/18 P Drew Pomeranz Biceps 10-day DL (06/02)
06/02/18 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day DL (05/30)
05/25/18 DH Hanley Ramirez None has been released
05/15/18 P Carson Smith Shoulder 60-day DL (05/15)
03/30/18 P Austin Maddox Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (03/29)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
07/05/18 3B Mike Moustakas Back is "?" Friday vs Boston Red Sox
07/03/18 P Ian Kennedy Oblique 10-day DL (06/30)
06/27/18 P Justin Grimm Shoulder 10-day DL (06/24)
06/17/18 LF Jorge Soler Foot 10-day DL (06/16)
05/31/18 P Blaine Boyer Back 10-day DL (05/29)
05/27/18 P Eric Skoglund Arm 60-day DL (05/26)
05/21/18 3B Cheslor Cuthbert Back 10-day DL (05/16)
03/30/18 P Nathan Karns Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 CF Bubba Starling Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jesse Hahn Elbow 60-day DL (03/06)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 59-29 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Sale has a 8-4 record with an earned run average of 2.41 and a WHIP of 0.89 this year. He has 164 strikeouts over his 116 innings pitched and he's given up 74 hits. He's allowed 5.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.15 and they have given up 235 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the bullpen and they've struck out 304 hitters and walked 110 batters. As a team, Boston allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.55. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 692 base hits and 313 earned runs. They have allowed 90 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 268 batters and struck out 840. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 3.60.
As a team Boston is hitting .266, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .279 with an on-base percentage of .362. He has 90 hits this season in 323 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .492 and an OPS+ of 127. J.D. Martinez is hitting .327 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .392. He has totaled 104 hits and he has driven in 71 men in 318 at bats. His OPS+ is 171 while his slugging percentage is at .642. The Red Sox have 814 hits, including 186 doubles and 124 home runs. Boston has walked 280 times so far this season and they have struck out 683 times as a unit. They have left 604 men on base and have a team OPS of .787. They score 5.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 457 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 25-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.56, Jason Hammel has a 2-10 record and a 1.55 WHIP this season. He has 66 strikeouts over the 100.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 125 hits. He allows 11.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.08 and they have given up 289 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 211 batters and walked 124 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.18. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 816 base knocks and 440 earned runs this season. They have given up 122 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 293 hitters and struck out 604 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.87.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 23rd in the league. The Royals hold a .362 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Mike Moustakas comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .312. He has 82 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 318 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .472 with an OPS+ of 113. Whit Merrifield is hitting .288 this season and he has an OBP of .358. He has collected 92 hits in 319 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .411. The Royals as a unit have 693 base hits, including 141 doubles and 68 homers. Kansas City has walked 222 times this year and they have struck out on 645 occasions. They have had 568 men left on base and have an OPS of .661. They have scored 3.45 runs per game and totaled 297 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals +255
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