Kansas City Royals at Baltimore Orioles 5/9/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Eric Skoglund vs. Andrew Cashner
The Kansas City Royals visit Oriole Park on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Eric Skoglund for the Royals and Andrew Cashner for the Orioles.
The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +125 and Baltimore at -135. The Royals have a 12-20-2 over/under record and a 14-20-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 12-22-0 against the run line and have a 16-18-0 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 12-20-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 14-20-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 16-18-0 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 12-22-0 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
05/08/18 LF Trey Mancini Knee is probable Tuesday vs Kansas City Royals
05/06/18 CF Adam Jones Wrist is "?" Tuesday vs Kansas City Royals
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)
04/14/18 2B Jonathan Schoop Side 10-day DL (04/14)
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 11-23 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Eric Skoglund has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 6.84 and a WHIP of 1.41 this year. He has 25 strikeouts over his 26.1 innings pitched and he's given up 28 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.83 and they have given up 124 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .282 against the bullpen and they've struck out 75 hitters and walked 47 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.05. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 328 base hits and 171 earned runs. They have allowed 45 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 105 batters and struck out 235. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.72.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .249, good for 12th in the league. The Royals hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Whit Merrifield is hitting .252 with an on-base percentage of .320. He has 33 hits this season in 131 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .374 and an OPS+ of 89. Mike Moustakas is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .326. He has totaled 39 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 134 at bats. His OPS+ is 132 while his slugging percentage is at .545. The Royals have 290 hits, including 56 doubles and 29 home runs. Kansas City has walked 101 times so far this season and they have struck out 246 times as a unit. They have left 248 men on base and have a team OPS of .693. They score 3.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 126 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 8-26 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.89, Andrew Cashner has a 1-4 record and a 1.53 WHIP this year. He has 37 strikeouts over the 38.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 40 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 5.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 121 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 127 batters and walked 50 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.95. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 332 base knocks and 167 earned runs this season. They have given up 47 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 114 hitters and struck out 279 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 4.63.
As a team, they are batting .220, good for 30th in the league. The Orioles hold a .362 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .288, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup batting .346 with an OBP of .430. He has 45 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 130 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .623 with an OPS+ of 188. Adam Jones is hitting .245 this season and he has an OBP of .257. He has collected 34 hits in 139 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 83 and a slugging percentage of .417. The Orioles as a unit have 256 base hits, including 55 doubles and 34 homers. Baltimore has walked 103 times this year and they have struck out on 331 occasions. They have had 227 men left on base and have an OPS of .650. They have scored 3.38 runs per game and totaled 115 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Orioles -135 and over 9 total runs
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