Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians 9/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Brad Keller vs. Corey Kluber
Progressive Field is the site of the matchup between the Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Brad Keller for the Royals and Corey Kluber for the Indians.
Kansas City opens at +310 while Cleveland opens at -355. The Royals have a 59-69-9 over/under record and a 64-73-0 run line mark. The Indians are 64-73-0 against the run line and have a 65-64-8 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 59-69-9 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 64-73-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 65-64-8 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 64-73-0 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
09/03/18 3B Josh Donaldson Calf 10-day DL (09/01)
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 46-91 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brad Keller has a 7-5 record with an earned run average of 3.26 and a WHIP of 1.31 this year. He has 76 strikeouts over his 113.1 innings pitched and he's given up 105 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.17 and they have given up 487 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the bullpen and they've struck out 368 hitters and walked 208 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 5.11. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,300 base hits and 686 earned runs. They have allowed 179 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 479 batters and struck out 990. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.75.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .245, good for 18th in the league. The Royals hold a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 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 .309 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .374. He has totaled 162 hits and he has driven in 51 men in 525 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .444. The Royals have 1,139 hits, including 231 doubles and 130 home runs. Kansas City has walked 358 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,088 times as a unit. They have left 903 men on base and have a team OPS of .694. They score 3.84 runs per contest and have scored a total of 526 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 77-60 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.80, Corey Kluber has a 17-7 record and a 0.96 WHIP this season. He has 180 strikeouts over the 186.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 153 hits. He allows 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.75 and they have given up 370 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 372 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 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.82. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,145 base knocks and 522 earned runs this season. They have given up 173 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 334 hitters and struck out 1,275 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 3.84.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 6th in the league. The Indians hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .285 with an OBP of .360. He has 159 hits this year along with 79 RBI in 557 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .522 with an OPS+ of 133. Jose Ramirez is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .400. He has collected 142 hits in 495 at bats while driving in 95 runs. He has an OPS+ of 161 and a slugging percentage of .590. The Indians as a unit have 1,207 base hits, including 254 doubles and 183 homers. Cleveland has walked 454 times this year and they have struck out on 999 occasions. They have had 929 men left on base and have an OPS of .762. They have scored 5.01 runs per game and totaled 687 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians -355
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