Kansas City Royals at Oakland Athletics 6/9/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, June 9, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Duffy vs. Trevor Cahill
The Kansas City Royals visit Oakland Coliseum on Saturday, June 9, 2018 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Danny Duffy for the Royals and Trevor Cahill for the Athletics.
The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +165 and Oakland at -175. The Royals have a 24-35-4 over/under record and a 27-36-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 29-34-0 against the run line and have a 28-30-5 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 24-35-4 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 27-36-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 28-30-5 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 29-34-0 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
06/08/18 CF Boog Powell Knee 60-day DL (04/07)
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)
03/26/18 P Jharel Cotton Elbow 60-day DL (03/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 21-42 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Danny Duffy has a 2-6 record with an earned run average of 5.81 and a WHIP of 1.61 this season. He has 54 strikeouts over his 69.2 innings pitched and he's given up 78 hits. He's allowed 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.54 and they have given up 231 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .276 against the bullpen and they've struck out 168 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 5.38. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 623 base hits and 336 earned runs. They have allowed 93 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 202 batters and struck out 456. 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 4.84.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .251, good for 12th in the league. The Royals hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Mike Moustakas is hitting .272 with an on-base percentage of .328. He has 66 hits this season in 243 at bats with 40 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .494 and an OPS+ of 123. Whit Merrifield is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .363. He has totaled 67 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 236 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .411. The Royals have 545 hits, including 109 doubles and 55 home runs. Kansas City has walked 174 times so far this season and they have struck out 454 times as a unit. They have left 436 men on base and have a team OPS of .698. They score 3.9 runs per contest and have scored a total of 246 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 32-31 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.77, Trevor Cahill has a 1-2 record and a 0.99 WHIP. He has 47 strikeouts over the 48.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 37 hits. He's allowing 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.58 and they have given up 212 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 209 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 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 528 base knocks and 250 earned runs this season. They have given up 80 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 176 hitters and struck out 468 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.34.
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 15th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup batting .256 with an OBP of .307. He has 66 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 258 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .364 with an OPS+ of 88. Jed Lowrie is hitting .294 this season and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 72 hits in 245 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 134 and a slugging percentage of .482. The Athletics as a unit have 525 base hits, including 118 doubles and 78 homers. Oakland has walked 202 times this year and they have struck out on 554 occasions. They have had 422 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They have scored 4.43 runs per game and totaled 279 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Royals +165
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