Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians 4/8/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Sunday, April 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jason Hammel vs. Mike Clevinger
The Kansas City Royals visit Progressive Field on Sunday, April 8, 2018 to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Jason Hammel for the Royals and Mike Clevinger for the Indians.
The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +182 and Cleveland at -195. The Royals have a 1-4-0 over/under record and a 2-3-0 run line mark. The Indians are 1-6-0 against the run line and have a 3-4-0 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 1-4-0 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 2-3-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 1-6-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
03/30/18 SS Adalberto Mondesi Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Nathan Karns Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/28/18 C Salvador Perez Knee 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 Cleveland Indians Injuries
03/26/18 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (02/25)
03/26/18 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 3B Giovanny Urshela Hamstring 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Ryan Merritt Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 1-4 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jason Hammel has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 9.00 and a WHIP of 2.00 this year. He has 3 strikeouts over his 5 innings pitched and he's given up 7 hits. He allows 12.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.63 and they have given up 15 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 10 hitters and walked 7 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.65. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 39 base hits and 27 earned runs. They have allowed 7 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 18 batters and struck out 32. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.80.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .203, good for 25th in the league. The Royals hold a .285 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .267, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 6.4 hits per game. Lucas Duda is hitting .214 with an on-base percentage of .267. He has 3 hits this season in 14 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .429 and an OPS+ of 90. Cheslor Cuthbert is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .353. He has totaled 4 hits and he has driven in 2 men in 14 at bats. His OPS+ is 100 while his slugging percentage is at .357. The Royals have 32 hits, including 6 doubles and 2 home runs. Kansas City has walked 13 times so far this season and they have struck out 23 times as a unit. They have left 28 men on base and have a team OPS of .552. They score 2.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 14 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 3-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.00, Mike Clevinger has a 1-0 record and a 1.13 WHIP this year. He has 5 strikeouts over the 5.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 4 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 2.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.47 and they have given up 18 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 21 batters and walked 8 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.26. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 56 base knocks and 30 earned runs this season. They have given up 12 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 18 hitters and struck out 56 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.17 while their FIP as a staff is 4.73.
As a team, they are batting .157, good for 30th in the league. The Indians hold a .285 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .258, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 5.3 hits per contest. Yonder Alonso comes into this matchup batting .192 with an OBP of .276. He has 5 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 26 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .462 with an OPS+ of 106. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .174 this season and he has an OBP of .321. He has collected 4 hits in 23 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 147 and a slugging percentage of .565. The Indians as a unit have 37 base hits, including 6 doubles and 8 homers. Cleveland has walked 29 times this year and they have struck out on 61 occasions. They have had 46 men left on base and have an OPS of .544. They have scored 3.43 runs per game and totaled 24 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Indians -195 and over 8 total runs
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