Cleveland Indians at Kansas City Royals 9/29/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 29, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Corey Kluber vs. Jakob Junis
The Cleveland Indians visit Kauffman Stadium on Saturday, September 29, 2018 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Corey Kluber for the Indians and Jakob Junis for the Royals.
The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -230 and Kansas City at +190. The Indians have a 74-74-11 over/under record and a 74-85-0 run line mark. The Royals are 77-82-0 against the run line and have a 68-81-10 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 74-74-11 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 74-85-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 68-81-10 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 77-82-0 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 James Hoyt Oblique 10-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)
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 89-70 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Corey Kluber has a 20-7 record with an earned run average of 2.83 and a WHIP of 0.97 this season. He has 216 strikeouts over his 210 innings pitched and he's given up 172 hits. He's allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have given up 441 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 471 hitters and walked 157 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 3.74. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 1,321 base hits and 595 earned runs. They have allowed 198 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 397 batters and struck out 1,520. 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 3rd in the league. The Indians hold a .434 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. Jose Ramirez is hitting .272 with an on-base percentage of .390. He has 154 hits this season in 566 at bats with 105 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .555 and an OPS+ of 150. Francisco Lindor is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .354. He has totaled 181 hits and he has driven in 90 men in 648 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .522. The Indians have 1,416 hits, including 291 doubles and 212 home runs. Cleveland has walked 545 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,169 times as a unit. They have left 1,125 men on base and have a team OPS of .766. They score 5.02 runs per contest and have scored a total of 798 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 57-102 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.42, Jakob Junis has a 8-12 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 158 strikeouts over the 171 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 175 hits. He's allowing 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.97 and they have given up 574 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 432 batters and walked 245 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 4.93. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,511 base knocks and 770 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 540 hitters and struck out 1,137 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 4.66.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 18th in the league. The Royals hold a .392 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. Whit Merrifield comes into this matchup batting .304 with an OBP of .368. He has 188 hits this year along with 58 RBI in 619 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .439 with an OPS+ of 122. Salvador Perez is hitting .235 this season and he has an OBP of .274. He has collected 118 hits in 502 at bats while driving in 79 runs. He has an OPS+ of 92 and a slugging percentage of .440. The Royals as a unit have 1,322 base hits, including 278 doubles and 153 homers. Kansas City has walked 417 times this year and they have struck out on 1,286 occasions. They have had 1,041 men left on base and have an OPS of .697. They have scored 3.91 runs per game and totaled 622 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians -230
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