Kansas City Royals at Oakland Athletics 6/10/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, June 10, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Brad Keller vs. Sean Manaea
The Kansas City Royals visit Oakland Coliseum on Sunday, June 10, 2018 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Brad Keller for the Royals and Sean Manaea for the Athletics.
The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +170 and Oakland at -180. The Royals have a 25-35-4 over/under record and a 27-37-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 30-34-0 against the run line and have a 29-30-5 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 25-35-4 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 27-37-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 29-30-5 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 30-34-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
06/08/18 LF Jorge Soler Toe left last game, is "?" Saturday vs Oakland Athletics
05/31/18 P Blaine Boyer Back 10-day DL (05/29)
05/27/18 P Eric Skoglund Arm 10-day DL (05/26)
05/21/18 3B Cheslor Cuthbert Back 10-day DL (05/16)
04/25/18 P Justin Grimm Back 10-day DL (04/22)
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 Oakland Athletics Injuries
06/08/18 CF Boog Powell Knee 60-day DL (04/07)
06/08/18 P Trevor Cahill Achilles expected to miss start vs Kansas City Royals
06/07/18 RF Matt Joyce Back 10-day DL (06/03)
06/06/18 P Daniel Gossett Elbow 10-day DL (06/04)
05/21/18 P Brett Anderson Shoulder 10-day DL (05/19)
05/17/18 P Andrew Triggs Forearm 10-day DL (05/18)
04/28/18 P Ryan Buchter Shoulder 10-day DL (04/26)
03/26/18 P Jharel Cotton Elbow 60-day DL (03/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 21-43 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brad Keller has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 2.12 and a WHIP of 1.15 this season. He has 19 strikeouts over his 29.2 innings pitched and he's given up 25 hits. He's allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.48 and they have given up 232 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the bullpen and they've struck out 170 hitters and walked 87 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 10 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.4. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 634 base hits and 342 earned runs. They have allowed 96 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 203 batters and struck out 463. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.86.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .251, good for 13th in the league. The Royals hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Mike Moustakas is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .327. He has 67 hits this season in 247 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .502 and an OPS+ of 125. Whit Merrifield is hitting .283 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 68 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 240 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .408. The Royals have 552 hits, including 110 doubles and 56 home runs. Kansas City has walked 176 times so far this season and they have struck out 461 times as a unit. They have left 443 men on base and have a team OPS of .696. They score 3.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 248 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 33-31 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.59, Sean Manaea has a 5-6 record and a 1.01 WHIP. He has 58 strikeouts over the 80.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 63 hits. He's allowing 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.55 and they have given up 213 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 211 batters and walked 87 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.93. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 535 base knocks and 252 earned runs this season. They have given up 81 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 178 hitters and struck out 475 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 4.32.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 18th in the league. The Athletics hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup batting .263 with an OBP of .314. He has 69 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 262 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .378 with an OPS+ of 94. Jed Lowrie is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 72 hits in 249 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .474. The Athletics as a unit have 536 base hits, including 119 doubles and 81 homers. Oakland has walked 203 times this year and they have struck out on 561 occasions. They have had 427 men left on base and have an OPS of .728. They have scored 4.47 runs per game and totaled 286 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Royals +170
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