Kansas City Royals at New York Yankees 7/29/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 29, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Burch Smith vs. J.A. Happ
The Kansas City Royals head to Yankee Stadium on Sunday, July 29, 2018 to take on the New York Yankees. The expected starting pitchers are Burch Smith for the Royals and J.A. Happ for the Yankees.
The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at +305 and New York at -350. The Royals have a 42-55-5 over/under mark and a 42-60-0 run line record. The Yankees are 54-47-0 against the run line and have a 46-51-4 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 42-55-5 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 42-60-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 46-51-4 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 54-47-0 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
07/27/18 P Sonny Gray Thumb injured last game, probable next start
07/26/18 RF Aaron Judge Wrist 10-day DL (07/26)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 31-71 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Burch Smith has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 5.58 and a WHIP of 1.46 this year. He has 51 strikeouts over his 50 innings pitched and he's given up 49 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.41 and they have given up 367 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the bullpen and they've struck out 262 hitters and walked 156 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 5.32. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 983 base hits and 534 earned runs. They have allowed 138 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 360 batters and struck out 723. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.49 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 .302 with an on-base percentage of .372. He has 116 hits this season in 384 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .427 and an OPS+ of 121. Salvador Perez is hitting .227 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .263. He has totaled 72 hits and he has driven in 49 men in 317 at bats. His OPS+ is 85 while his slugging percentage is at .420. The Royals have 833 hits, including 172 doubles and 84 home runs. Kansas City has walked 261 times so far this season and they have struck out 797 times as a unit. They have left 684 men on base and have a team OPS of .671. They score 3.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 367 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 65-36 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.18, J.A. Happ has a 10-6 record and a 1.18 WHIP this season. He has 130 strikeouts over the 114 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 99 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.78 and they have given up 261 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .199 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 460 batters and walked 127 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.51. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 761 base knocks and 355 earned runs this season. They have given up 110 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 305 hitters and struck out 1,006 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 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 .458 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. Didi Gregorius comes into this matchup batting .263 with an OBP of .323. He has 98 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 372 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .478 with an OPS+ of 113. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .281 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 110 hits in 391 at bats while driving in 61 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .512. The Yankees as a unit have 882 base hits, including 191 doubles and 163 homers. New York has walked 381 times this year and they have struck out on 913 occasions. They have had 707 men left on base and have an OPS of .789. They have scored 5.19 runs per game and totaled 524 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Royals +305
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