Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians 9/3/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 3, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jakob Junis vs. Adam Plutko
Progressive Field is the site of the matchup between the Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Indians on Monday, September 3, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Jakob Junis for the Royals and Adam Plutko for the Indians.
Kansas City opens at +178 while Cleveland opens at -190. The Royals have a 58-68-9 over/under record and a 62-73-0 run line mark. The Indians are 64-71-0 against the run line and have a 64-63-8 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 58-68-9 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 62-73-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 64-63-8 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 64-71-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
07/31/18 3B Cheslor Cuthbert Back 60-day DL (05/16)
07/11/18 P Ian Kennedy Oblique 10-day DL (07/11)
06/27/18 P Justin Grimm Shoulder 10-day DL (06/24)
06/17/18 LF Jorge Soler Foot 60-day DL (06/16)
05/27/18 P Eric Skoglund Arm 60-day DL (05/26)
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 Cleveland Indians Injuries
08/29/18 P Andrew Miller Shoulder 10-day DL (08/29)
08/23/18 P Neil Ramirez Back 10-day DL (08/23)
08/14/18 P Trevor Bauer Ankle 10-day DL (08/12)
08/09/18 CF Leonys Martin Illness 60-day DL (08/09)
07/28/18 CF Tyler Naquin Hip 10-day DL (07/28)
07/04/18 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 60-day DL (07/03)
06/20/18 P Evan Marshall Elbow 10-day DL (06/20)
05/04/18 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (02/25)
03/26/18 P Ryan Merritt Knee 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P James Hoyt Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 44-91 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jakob Junis has a 7-12 record with an earned run average of 4.53 and a WHIP of 1.29 this year. He has 139 strikeouts over his 147 innings pitched and he's given up 150 hits. He's allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.20 and they have given up 484 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the bullpen and they've struck out 366 hitters and walked 206 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.18. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,277 base hits and 680 earned runs. They have allowed 175 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 476 batters and struck out 967. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.49 and their FIP as a unit is 4.77.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .243, good for 22nd in the league. The Royals hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Salvador Perez is hitting .235 with an on-base percentage of .274. He has 102 hits this season in 434 at bats with 65 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .438 and an OPS+ of 91. Whit Merrifield is hitting .310 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .377. He has totaled 158 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 510 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .443. The Royals have 1,104 hits, including 223 doubles and 124 home runs. Kansas City has walked 353 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,061 times as a unit. They have left 883 men on base and have a team OPS of .688. They score 3.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 507 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 77-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.94, Adam Plutko has a 4-4 record and a 1.25 WHIP this season. He has 44 strikeouts over the 58.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 54 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.78 and they have given up 362 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 366 batters and walked 123 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,108 base knocks and 506 earned runs this season. They have given up 166 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 327 hitters and struck out 1,244 batters. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.82.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 5th in the league. The Indians hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .286 with an OBP of .363. He has 156 hits this year along with 78 RBI in 545 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .523 with an OPS+ of 134. Jose Ramirez is hitting .288 this season and he has an OBP of .400. He has collected 140 hits in 486 at bats while driving in 94 runs. He has an OPS+ of 163 and a slugging percentage of .597. The Indians as a unit have 1,188 base hits, including 250 doubles and 181 homers. Cleveland has walked 448 times this year and they have struck out on 976 occasions. They have had 916 men left on base and have an OPS of .766. They have scored 5.07 runs per game and totaled 679 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians -190
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