Kansas City Royals at New York Yankees 7/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, July 26, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jakob Junis vs. Sonny Gray
The Kansas City Royals visit Yankee Stadium on Thursday, July 26, 2018 to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Jakob Junis for the Royals and Sonny Gray for the Yankees.
The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +244 and New York at -267. The Royals have a 41-54-5 over/under record and a 42-58-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 53-46-0 against the run line and have a 46-49-4 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 41-54-5 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 42-58-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 46-49-4 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 53-46-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
07/11/18 P Ian Kennedy Oblique 10-day DL (07/11)
07/06/18 P Blaine Boyer Back 60-day DL (05/29)
06/27/18 P Justin Grimm Shoulder 10-day DL (06/24)
06/17/18 LF Jorge Soler Foot 10-day DL (06/16)
05/27/18 P Eric Skoglund Arm 60-day DL (05/26)
05/21/18 3B Cheslor Cuthbert Back 10-day DL (05/16)
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 New York Yankees Injuries
07/24/18 C Gary Sanchez Groin 10-day DL (07/24)
07/07/18 P Jonathan Loaisiga Shoulder 10-day DL (07/07)
07/04/18 2B Gleyber Torres Hip 10-day DL (07/05)
06/10/18 P Jordan Montgomery Elbow is out for season
05/02/18 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
04/04/18 P Ben Heller Elbow 60-day DL (03/27)
04/01/18 RF Billy McKinney Shoulder 10-day DL (04/01)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 31-69 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jakob Junis has a 5-10 record with an earned run average of 5.03 and a WHIP of 1.30 this season. He has 98 strikeouts over his 105.2 innings pitched and he's given up 107 hits. He's allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.49 and they have given up 364 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .276 against the bullpen and they've struck out 255 hitters and walked 153 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.31. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 961 base hits and 523 earned runs. They have allowed 136 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 353 batters and struck out 707. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.48 and their FIP as a unit is 4.86.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .239, good for 24th in the league. The Royals hold a .370 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Mike Moustakas is hitting .247 with an on-base percentage of .309. He has 91 hits this season in 369 at bats with 61 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .466 and an OPS+ of 111. Whit Merrifield is hitting .299 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 112 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 375 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .421. The Royals have 813 hits, including 168 doubles and 83 home runs. Kansas City has walked 259 times so far this season and they have struck out 777 times as a unit. They have left 668 men on base and have a team OPS of .671. They score 3.61 runs per contest and have scored a total of 361 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 64-35 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.34, Sonny Gray has a 7-7 record and a 1.49 WHIP. He has 91 strikeouts over the 96 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 101 hits. He's allowing 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.75 and they have given up 252 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .196 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 448 batters and walked 127 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.53. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 745 base knocks and 350 earned runs this season. They have given up 107 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 303 hitters and struck out 986 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.17 while their FIP as a staff is 3.65.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 11th in the league. The Yankees hold a .460 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Giancarlo Stanton comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .350. He has 109 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 386 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .516 with an OPS+ of 132. Aaron Judge is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .397. He has collected 104 hits in 367 at bats while driving in 61 runs. He has an OPS+ of 155 and a slugging percentage of .550. The Yankees as a unit have 864 base hits, including 189 doubles and 162 homers. New York has walked 376 times this year and they have struck out on 897 occasions. They have had 691 men left on base and have an OPS of .791. They have scored 5.2 runs per game and totaled 515 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Royals +244
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