Kansas City Royals at Baltimore Orioles 5/10/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, May 10, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Ian Kennedy vs. Chris Tillman
Oriole Park is the site of the matchup between the Kansas City Royals and the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday, May 10, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Ian Kennedy for the Royals and Chris Tillman for the Orioles.
Kansas City opens at -105 while Baltimore opens at -105. The Royals have a 13-20-2 over/under record and a 15-20-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 12-23-0 against the run line and have a 17-18-0 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 13-20-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 15-20-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 17-18-0 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 12-23-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
04/25/18 P Justin Grimm Back 10-day DL (04/22)
03/30/18 P Nathan Karns Elbow 10-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)
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
05/02/18 SS Luis Sardinas Back 10-day DL (04/29)
04/26/18 SS Tim Beckham Groin 10-day DL (04/24)
04/25/18 P Gabriel Ynoa Shin 60-day DL (03/26)
04/07/18 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (04/07)
03/26/18 P Zach Britton Achilles 60-day DL (02/15)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 12-23 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ian Kennedy has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 2.92 and a WHIP of 1.38 this year. He has 35 strikeouts over his 37 innings pitched and he's given up 40 hits. He's allowed 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.11 and they have given up 132 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .288 against the bullpen and they've struck out 78 hitters and walked 49 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.1. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 342 base hits and 178 earned runs. They have allowed 48 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 109 batters and struck out 243. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.77.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .257, good for 9th in the league. The Royals hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Whit Merrifield is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .329. He has 35 hits this season in 135 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .378 and an OPS+ of 93. Mike Moustakas is hitting .300 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 42 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 140 at bats. His OPS+ is 144 while his slugging percentage is at .586. The Royals have 311 hits, including 56 doubles and 34 home runs. Kansas City has walked 104 times so far this season and they have struck out 252 times as a unit. They have left 254 men on base and have a team OPS of .716. They score 4.03 runs per contest and have scored a total of 141 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 8-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 9.24, Chris Tillman has a 1-5 record and a 2.05 WHIP this season. He has 13 strikeouts over the 25.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 38 hits. He allows 13.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 136 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 133 batters and walked 51 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 10.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.24. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 352 base knocks and 182 earned runs this season. They have given up 52 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 117 hitters and struck out 285 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.50 while their FIP as a staff is 4.77.
As a team, they are batting .225, good for 29th in the league. The Orioles hold a .370 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .292, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup batting .346 with an OBP of .432. He has 46 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 133 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .617 with an OPS+ of 187. Trey Mancini is hitting .256 this season and he has an OBP of .324. He has collected 33 hits in 129 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .380. The Orioles as a unit have 270 base hits, including 56 doubles and 37 homers. Baltimore has walked 107 times this year and they have struck out on 339 occasions. They have had 238 men left on base and have an OPS of .662. They have scored 3.49 runs per game and totaled 122 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles -105
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