Kansas City Royals at Oakland Athletics 6/7/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, June 7, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jason Hammel vs. Frankie Montas
The Kansas City Royals visit Oakland Coliseum on Thursday, June 7, 2018 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Jason Hammel for the Royals and Frankie Montas for the Athletics.
The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +161 and Oakland at -171. The Royals have a 24-33-4 over/under record and a 26-35-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 28-33-0 against the run line and have a 28-29-4 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 24-33-4 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 26-35-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 28-29-4 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 28-33-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
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
06/06/18 P Daniel Gossett Elbow 10-day DL (06/04)
06/05/18 RF Matt Joyce Back is "?" Wednesday vs Texas Rangers
05/27/18 P Santiago Casilla Shoulder 10-day DL (05/26)
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)
04/08/18 CF Boog Powell Knee 10-day DL (04/07)
03/29/18 P Paul Blackburn Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jharel Cotton Elbow 60-day DL (03/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 21-40 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jason Hammel has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 5.17 and a WHIP of 1.43 this season. He has 46 strikeouts over his 71.1 innings pitched and he's given up 82 hits. He's allowed 10.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.55 and they have given up 227 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .277 against the bullpen and they've struck out 163 hitters and walked 86 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 5.42. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 604 base hits and 329 earned runs. They have allowed 90 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 197 batters and struck out 440. 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 4.85.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .253, good for 11th in the league. The Royals hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Whit Merrifield is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .368. He has 65 hits this season in 227 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .419 and an OPS+ of 117. Mike Moustakas is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .323. He has totaled 64 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 237 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .494. The Royals have 533 hits, including 107 doubles and 54 home runs. Kansas City has walked 169 times so far this season and they have struck out 435 times as a unit. They have left 426 men on base and have a team OPS of .703. They score 3.97 runs per contest and have scored a total of 242 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 31-30 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.64, Frankie Montas has a 2-0 record and a 0.86 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 14 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 10 hits. He's allowing 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.61 and they have given up 209 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 202 batters and walked 83 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.93. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 517 base knocks and 241 earned runs this season. They have given up 75 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 170 hitters and struck out 455 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.27.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 18th in the league. The Athletics hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .294 with an OBP of .358. He has 70 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 238 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .479 with an OPS+ of 132. Marcus Semien is hitting .257 this season and he has an OBP of .310. He has collected 64 hits in 249 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 90 and a slugging percentage of .369. The Athletics as a unit have 505 base hits, including 115 doubles and 76 homers. Oakland has walked 199 times this year and they have struck out on 543 occasions. They have had 408 men left on base and have an OPS of .723. They have scored 4.48 runs per game and totaled 273 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Royals +161
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