Cleveland Indians at Kansas City Royals 9/28/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Friday, September 28, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Clevinger vs. Ian Kennedy
The Cleveland Indians visit Kauffman Stadium on Friday, September 28, 2018 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Mike Clevinger for the Indians and Ian Kennedy for the Royals.
The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -170 and Kansas City at +145. The Indians have a 74-73-11 over/under record and a 74-84-0 run line mark. The Royals are 76-82-0 against the run line and have a 68-80-10 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 74-73-11 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 74-84-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 68-80-10 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 76-82-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
08/09/18 CF Leonys Martin Illness 60-day DL (08/09)
07/28/18 CF Tyler Naquin Hip 60-day DL (07/28)
07/04/18 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 60-day DL (07/03)
06/20/18 P Evan Marshall Elbow 10-day DL (06/20)
05/04/18 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (02/25)
03/26/18 P Ryan Merritt Knee 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P James Hoyt Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
09/05/18 P Danny Duffy Shoulder is out for season
07/31/18 3B Cheslor Cuthbert Back 60-day DL (05/16)
06/27/18 P Justin Grimm Shoulder 10-day DL (06/24)
06/17/18 LF Jorge Soler Foot 60-day DL (06/16)
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 Indians have a 89-69 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Clevinger has a 12-8 record with an earned run average of 3.07 and a WHIP of 1.18 this year. He has 202 strikeouts over his 193.1 innings pitched and he's given up 161 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 437 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 467 hitters and walked 155 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.75. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 1,313 base hits and 593 earned runs. They have allowed 197 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 395 batters and struck out 1,511. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.79.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .258, good for 4th in the league. The Indians hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .353. He has 180 hits this season in 644 at bats with 90 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .523 and an OPS+ of 131. Jose Ramirez is hitting .274 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .391. He has totaled 154 hits and he has driven in 104 men in 563 at bats. His OPS+ is 151 while his slugging percentage is at .558. The Indians have 1,406 hits, including 289 doubles and 212 home runs. Cleveland has walked 543 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,164 times as a unit. They have left 1,115 men on base and have a team OPS of .767. They score 5.04 runs per contest and have scored a total of 797 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 56-102 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.59, Ian Kennedy has a 3-8 record and a 1.39 WHIP this year. He has 103 strikeouts over the 113.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 119 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 4.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.01 and they have given up 569 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 429 batters and walked 243 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.96. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,501 base knocks and 769 earned runs this season. They have given up 201 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 538 hitters and struck out 1,132 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.67.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 18th in the league. The Royals hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Salvador Perez comes into this matchup batting .235 with an OBP of .275. He has 117 hits this year along with 78 RBI in 497 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .443 with an OPS+ of 93. Whit Merrifield is hitting .303 this season and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 186 hits in 614 at bats while driving in 58 runs. He has an OPS+ of 122 and a slugging percentage of .440. The Royals as a unit have 1,314 base hits, including 277 doubles and 152 homers. Kansas City has walked 415 times this year and they have struck out on 1,277 occasions. They have had 1,032 men left on base and have an OPS of .698. They have scored 3.92 runs per game and totaled 620 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Indians -170 and over 8.5 total runs
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