Cincinnati Reds at Kansas City Royals 6/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Sal Romano vs. Ian Kennedy
The Cincinnati Reds visit Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Sal Romano for the Reds and Ian Kennedy for the Royals.
The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +111 and Kansas City at -121. The Reds have a 32-31-3 over/under record and a 33-33-0 run line mark. The Royals are 29-37-0 against the run line and have a 25-37-4 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 32-31-3 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 33-33-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 25-37-4 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 29-37-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
06/02/18 P Homer Bailey Knee 10-day DL (05/30)
03/26/18 P Rookie Davis Hip 60-day DL (03/02)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
06/11/18 LF Jorge Soler Toe is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs Cincinnati Reds
05/31/18 P Blaine Boyer Back 10-day DL (05/29)
05/27/18 P Eric Skoglund Arm 10-day DL (05/26)
05/21/18 3B Cheslor Cuthbert Back 10-day DL (05/16)
04/25/18 P Justin Grimm Back 10-day DL (04/22)
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 Reds have a 23-43 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sal Romano has a 3-7 record with an earned run average of 6.23 and a WHIP of 1.59 this season. He has 48 strikeouts over his 65 innings pitched and he's given up 73 hits. He's allowed 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 241 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 237 hitters and walked 115 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 619 base hits and 329 earned runs. They have allowed 96 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 251 batters and struck out 517. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.77.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .251, good for 12th in the league. The Reds hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Joey Votto is hitting .310 with an on-base percentage of .433. He has 72 hits this season in 232 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .444 and an OPS+ of 140. Scooter Gennett is hitting .340 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .376. He has totaled 82 hits and he has driven in 47 men in 241 at bats. His OPS+ is 150 while his slugging percentage is at .556. The Reds have 571 hits, including 106 doubles and 63 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 245 times so far this season and they have struck out 555 times as a unit. They have left 505 men on base and have a team OPS of .717. They score 4.2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 277 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 22-44 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.76, Ian Kennedy has a 1-6 record and a 1.65 WHIP. He has 62 strikeouts over the 65.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 83 hits. He's allowing 11.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.40 and they have given up 235 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .272 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 176 batters and walked 88 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.29. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 645 base knocks and 345 earned runs this season. They have given up 97 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 211 hitters and struck out 483 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.80.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 14th in the league. The Royals hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Mike Moustakas comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .321. He has 68 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 255 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .490 with an OPS+ of 119. Whit Merrifield is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 71 hits in 248 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .415. The Royals as a unit have 563 base hits, including 114 doubles and 58 homers. Kansas City has walked 178 times this year and they have struck out on 474 occasions. They have had 454 men left on base and have an OPS of .691. They have scored 3.82 runs per game and totaled 252 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Reds +111
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