Kansas City Royals at New York Yankees 7/27/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, July 27, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Brad Keller vs. CC Sabathia
The Kansas City Royals head to Yankee Stadium on Friday, July 27, 2018 to take on the New York Yankees. The expected starting pitchers are Brad Keller for the Royals and CC Sabathia for the Yankees.
The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at +260 and New York at -290. The Royals have a 42-54-5 over/under mark and a 42-59-0 run line record. The Yankees are 53-47-0 against the run line and have a 46-50-4 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 42-54-5 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 42-59-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 46-50-4 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 53-47-0 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
07/25/18 RF Aaron Hicks Shoulder is "?" Thursday vs Kansas City Royals
07/24/18 C Gary Sanchez Groin 10-day DL (07/24)
07/07/18 P Jonathan Loaisiga Shoulder 10-day DL (07/07)
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 31-70 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brad Keller has a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 3.20 and a WHIP of 1.31 this year. He has 44 strikeouts over his 70.1 innings pitched and he's given up 63 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.46 and they have given up 365 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the bullpen and they've struck out 259 hitters and walked 155 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 5.33. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 972 base hits and 531 earned runs. They have allowed 137 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 357 batters and struck out 717. 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 4.85.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .240, 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 28th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Whit Merrifield is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .369. He has 114 hits this season in 380 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .426 and an OPS+ of 120. Mike Moustakas is hitting .249 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .310. He has totaled 93 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 374 at bats. His OPS+ is 111 while his slugging percentage is at .468. The Royals have 824 hits, including 170 doubles and 83 home runs. Kansas City has walked 259 times so far this season and they have struck out 785 times as a unit. They have left 676 men on base and have a team OPS of .671. They score 3.61 runs per contest and have scored a total of 365 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 64-36 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.51, CC Sabathia has a 6-4 record and a 1.27 WHIP this season. He has 77 strikeouts over the 100 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 98 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.76 and they have given up 255 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 453 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 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.53. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 752 base knocks and 353 earned runs this season. They have given up 109 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 303 hitters and struck out 994 batters. They give up a walk 3 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 3.66.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 11th in the league. The Yankees hold a .458 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Aaron Judge comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .396. He has 105 hits this year along with 61 RBI in 371 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .547 with an OPS+ of 152. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .349. He has collected 110 hits in 389 at bats while driving in 60 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .514. The Yankees as a unit have 871 base hits, including 189 doubles and 162 homers. New York has walked 378 times this year and they have struck out on 907 occasions. They have had 699 men left on base and have an OPS of .788. They have scored 5.17 runs per game and totaled 517 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Royals +260
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