Houston Astros at Kansas City Royals 6/16/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Dallas Keuchel vs. Danny Duffy
Kauffman Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Houston Astros and the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, June 16, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Dallas Keuchel for the Astros and Danny Duffy for the Royals.
Houston opens at -205 while Kansas City opens at +190. The Astros have a 31-35-4 over/under record and a 39-31-0 run line mark. The Royals are 29-39-0 against the run line and have a 25-39-4 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 31-35-4 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 39-31-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 25-39-4 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 29-39-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
06/11/18 P Joe Smith Elbow 10-day DL (06/07)
05/21/18 LF Derek Fisher Intestinal 10-day DL (05/20)
03/30/18 P Brady Rodgers Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P James Hoyt Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jandel Gustave Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
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)
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 Astros have a 45-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel has a 3-8 record with an earned run average of 4.45 and a WHIP of 1.32 this year. He has 66 strikeouts over his 85 innings pitched and he's given up 90 hits. He's allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.91 and they have given up 160 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the bullpen and they've struck out 226 hitters and walked 48 batters. As a team, Houston allows 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.3 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.94. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 486 base hits and 206 earned runs. They have allowed 68 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 176 batters and struck out 719. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.05 and their FIP as a unit is 3.17.
As a team Houston is hitting .264, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Jose Altuve is hitting .338 with an on-base percentage of .388. He has 96 hits this season in 284 at bats with 35 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .465 and an OPS+ of 144. George Springer is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 79 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 270 at bats. His OPS+ is 147 while his slugging percentage is at .507. The Astros have 632 hits, including 133 doubles and 86 home runs. Houston has walked 241 times so far this season and they have struck out 565 times as a unit. They have left 470 men on base and have a team OPS of .769. They score 5.13 runs per contest and have scored a total of 359 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 22-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.28, Danny Duffy has a 3-6 record and a 1.54 WHIP this season. He has 64 strikeouts over the 76.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 81 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.63 and they have given up 242 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 176 batters and walked 91 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.27. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 662 base knocks and 355 earned runs this season. They have given up 99 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 217 hitters and struck out 491 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.78.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 15th in the league. The Royals hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Mike Moustakas comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .313. He has 68 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 263 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .475 with an OPS+ of 114. Whit Merrifield is hitting .294 this season and he has an OBP of .369. He has collected 75 hits in 255 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .424. The Royals as a unit have 572 base hits, including 116 doubles and 59 homers. Kansas City has walked 182 times this year and they have struck out on 479 occasions. They have had 465 men left on base and have an OPS of .684. They have scored 3.72 runs per game and totaled 253 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals +190
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