Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians 5/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, May 12, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jakob Junis vs. Mike Clevinger
The Kansas City Royals head to Progressive Field on Saturday, May 12, 2018 to take on the Cleveland Indians. The expected starting pitchers are Jakob Junis for the Royals and Mike Clevinger for the Indians.
The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at +193 and Cleveland at -208. The Royals have a 14-21-2 over/under mark and a 15-22-0 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 14-21-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 15-22-0 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 12-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jakob Junis has a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 3.18 and a WHIP of 0.99 this year. He has 38 strikeouts over his 45.1 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He allows 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.13 and they have given up 142 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .293 against the bullpen and they've struck out 80 hitters and walked 51 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 10 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.29. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 365 base hits and 194 earned runs. They have allowed 52 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 114 batters and struck out 252. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.85.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .258, good for 8th in the league. The Royals hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Whit Merrifield is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 38 hits this season in 141 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .397 and an OPS+ of 101. Mike Moustakas is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .327. He has totaled 43 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 148 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .561. The Royals have 329 hits, including 60 doubles and 36 home runs. Kansas City has walked 112 times so far this season and they have struck out 262 times as a unit. They have left 268 men on base and have a team OPS of .718. They score 4.05 runs per contest and have scored a total of 150 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 18-18 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.76, Mike Clevinger has a 2-0 record and a 1.07 WHIP this season. He has 39 strikeouts over the 45.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 35 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.94. 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 4.31.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 16th 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 12th 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 145. 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 +193
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