Kansas City Royals at Cincinnati Reds 9/25/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Eric Skoglund vs. Matt Harvey
The Kansas City Royals visit Great American Ball Park on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 to play the Cincinnati Reds. The probable starters are Eric Skoglund for the Royals and Matt Harvey for the Reds.
The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +135 and Cincinnati at -160. The Royals have a 68-78-10 over/under record and a 74-82-0 run line mark. The Reds are 87-70-0 against the run line and have a 76-75-6 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 68-78-10 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 74-82-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 76-75-6 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 87-70-0 against the run line
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)
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
08/30/18 P Robert Stephenson Shoulder 10-day DL (08/27)
07/26/18 LF Jesse Winker Shoulder 60-day DL (07/26)
07/25/18 C Tyler Stephenson Knee 10-day DL (07/23)
07/21/18 2B Alex Blandino Knee 60-day DL (07/21)
03/26/18 P Rookie Davis Hip 60-day DL (03/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 54-102 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Eric Skoglund has a 1-5 record with an earned run average of 5.60 and a WHIP of 1.26 this season. He has 45 strikeouts over his 62.2 innings pitched and he's given up 62 hits. He's allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.04 and they have given up 560 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the bullpen and they've struck out 421 hitters and walked 239 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,487 base hits and 765 earned runs. They have allowed 199 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 532 batters and struck out 1,114. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.68.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .245, good for 18th in the league. The Royals hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Whit Merrifield is hitting .304 with an on-base percentage of .368. He has 184 hits this season in 606 at bats with 58 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .442 and an OPS+ of 122. Salvador Perez is hitting .233 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .273. He has totaled 114 hits and he has driven in 77 men in 489 at bats. His OPS+ is 93 while his slugging percentage is at .442. The Royals have 1,298 hits, including 273 doubles and 149 home runs. Kansas City has walked 412 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,258 times as a unit. They have left 1,022 men on base and have a team OPS of .698. They score 3.91 runs per contest and have scored a total of 610 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 66-91 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.92, Matt Harvey has a 7-9 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 125 strikeouts over the 150 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 159 hits. He's allowing 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 563 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 511 batters and walked 242 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.65. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,446 base knocks and 721 earned runs this season. They have given up 221 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 522 hitters and struck out 1,218 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.68.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 8th in the league. The Reds hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Scooter Gennett comes into this matchup batting .315 with an OBP of .363. He has 180 hits this year along with 92 RBI in 571 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .496 with an OPS+ of 127. Jose Peraza is hitting .290 this season and he has an OBP of .328. He has collected 177 hits in 611 at bats while driving in 56 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .417. The Reds as a unit have 1,365 base hits, including 248 doubles and 165 homers. Cincinnati has walked 543 times this year and they have struck out on 1,320 occasions. They have had 1,142 men left on base and have an OPS of .730. They have scored 4.33 runs per game and totaled 680 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Reds -160
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