Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians 5/11/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, May 11, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jason Hammel vs. Trevor Bauer
The Kansas City Royals head to Progressive Field on Friday, May 11, 2018 to take on the Cleveland Indians. The expected starting pitchers are Jason Hammel for the Royals and Trevor Bauer for the Indians.
The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at +200 and Cleveland at -217. The Royals have a 13-21-2 over/under mark and a 15-21-0 run line record. The Indians are 14-22-0 against the run line and have a 18-17-1 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 13-21-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 15-21-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 18-17-1 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 14-22-0 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 Cleveland Indians Injuries
05/04/18 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
05/03/18 P Nick Goody Elbow 10-day DL (05/03)
04/26/18 P Andrew Miller Hamstring 10-day DL (04/26)
04/08/18 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 10-day DL (04/08)
03/26/18 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (02/25)
03/26/18 P Ryan Merritt Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 12-24 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jason Hammel has a 0-4 record with an earned run average of 4.78 and a WHIP of 1.36 this year. He has 24 strikeouts over his 43.1 innings pitched and he's given up 46 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.18 and they have given up 136 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .291 against the bullpen and they've struck out 78 hitters and walked 50 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.8 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 5.11. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 351 base hits and 183 earned runs. They have allowed 49 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 111 batters and struck out 246. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.78.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .257, good for 7th in the league. The Royals hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Whit Merrifield is hitting .261 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 36 hits this season in 138 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .384 and an OPS+ of 96. Mike Moustakas is hitting .292 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .325. He has totaled 42 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 144 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .569. The Royals have 319 hits, including 58 doubles and 35 home runs. Kansas City has walked 107 times so far this season and they have struck out 257 times as a unit. They have left 261 men on base and have a team OPS of .715. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 144 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 18-18 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.53, Trevor Bauer has a 2-3 record and a 1.06 WHIP this season. He has 54 strikeouts over the 46.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 30 hits. He allows 5.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.40 and they have given up 101 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 97 batters and walked 36 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 289 base knocks and 149 earned runs this season. They have given up 53 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 95 hitters and struck out 320 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.16 while their FIP as a staff is 4.32.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 17th in the league. The Indians hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Jose Ramirez comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .373. He has 39 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 138 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .572 with an OPS+ of 146. Francisco Lindor is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .355. He has collected 45 hits in 154 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .558. The Indians as a unit have 306 base hits, including 66 doubles and 52 homers. Cleveland has walked 108 times this year and they have struck out on 324 occasions. They have had 245 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They have scored 4.56 runs per game and totaled 164 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals +200
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