Kansas City Royals at Oakland Athletics 6/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, June 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jakob Junis vs. Frankie Montas
The Kansas City Royals visit Oakland Coliseum on Friday, June 8, 2018 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Jakob Junis for the Royals and Frankie Montas for the Athletics.
The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +140 and Oakland at -150. The Royals have a 24-34-4 over/under record and a 27-35-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 28-34-0 against the run line and have a 28-29-5 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 24-34-4 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 27-35-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 28-29-5 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 28-34-0 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
06/07/18 RF Matt Joyce Back 10-day DL (06/03)
06/06/18 P Daniel Gossett Elbow 10-day DL (06/04)
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) expected to start Thursday vs Kansas City Royals
03/26/18 P Jharel Cotton Elbow 60-day DL (03/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 21-41 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jakob Junis has a 5-5 record with an earned run average of 3.62 and a WHIP of 1.13 this season. He has 71 strikeouts over his 74.2 innings pitched and he's given up 66 hits. He's allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.60 and they have given up 230 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .276 against the bullpen and they've struck out 166 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 5.41. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 614 base hits and 333 earned runs. They have allowed 92 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 201 batters and struck out 448. They have walked 3.3 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 .253, good for 12th in the league. The Royals hold a .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Mike Moustakas is hitting .272 with an on-base percentage of .330. He has 65 hits this season in 239 at bats with 40 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .494 and an OPS+ of 123. Whit Merrifield is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 67 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 232 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .418. The Royals have 541 hits, including 108 doubles and 54 home runs. Kansas City has walked 174 times so far this season and they have struck out 448 times as a unit. They have left 434 men on base and have a team OPS of .702. They score 3.95 runs per contest and have scored a total of 245 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 31-31 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 2.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.62 and they have given up 211 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 206 batters and walked 86 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 4. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 524 base knocks and 249 earned runs this season. They have given up 79 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 176 hitters and struck out 462 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 4.36.
As a team, they are batting .242, 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. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup batting .252 with an OBP of .305. He has 64 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 254 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .362 with an OPS+ of 87. Jed Lowrie is hitting .299 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 72 hits in 241 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .490. The Athletics as a unit have 516 base hits, including 117 doubles and 77 homers. Oakland has walked 201 times this year and they have struck out on 546 occasions. They have had 417 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They have scored 4.44 runs per game and totaled 275 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Royals +140
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