Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians 9/4/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Duffy vs. Mike Clevinger
The Kansas City Royals head to Progressive Field on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 to take on the Cleveland Indians. The expected starting pitchers are Danny Duffy for the Royals and Mike Clevinger for the Indians.
The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at +196 and Cleveland at -212. The Royals have a 59-68-9 over/under mark and a 63-73-0 run line record. The Indians are 64-72-0 against the run line and have a 65-63-8 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 59-68-9 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 63-73-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 65-63-8 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 64-72-0 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)
08/14/18 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 45-91 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Danny Duffy has a 8-11 record with an earned run average of 4.72 and a WHIP of 1.46 this year. He has 141 strikeouts over his 154.1 innings pitched and he's given up 157 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.17 and they have given up 485 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the bullpen and they've struck out 368 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 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.14. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,296 base hits and 685 earned runs. They have allowed 178 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 477 batters and struck out 984. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.48 and their FIP as a unit is 4.75.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .245, good for 19th in the league. The Royals hold a .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Whit Merrifield is hitting .312 with an on-base percentage of .377. He has 162 hits this season in 520 at bats with 51 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .448 and an OPS+ of 126. Salvador Perez is hitting .235 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .274. He has totaled 102 hits and he has driven in 65 men in 434 at bats. His OPS+ is 91 while his slugging percentage is at .438. The Royals have 1,128 hits, including 229 doubles and 126 home runs. Kansas City has walked 358 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,076 times as a unit. They have left 897 men on base and have a team OPS of .692. They score 3.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 521 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 77-59 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.17, Mike Clevinger has a 10-7 record and a 1.21 WHIP this season. He has 172 strikeouts over the 170.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 150 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.77 and they have given up 366 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 368 batters and walked 125 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.82. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,134 base knocks and 517 earned runs this season. They have given up 169 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 334 hitters and struck out 1,263 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 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 3.83.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 5th in the league. The Indians hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Jose Ramirez comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .401. He has 142 hits this year along with 95 RBI in 492 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .593 with an OPS+ of 162. Francisco Lindor is hitting .284 this season and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 157 hits in 553 at bats while driving in 78 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .517. The Indians as a unit have 1,203 base hits, including 254 doubles and 182 homers. Cleveland has walked 452 times this year and they have struck out on 993 occasions. They have had 925 men left on base and have an OPS of .764. They have scored 5.04 runs per game and totaled 686 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Indians -212
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