Kansas City Royals at Seattle Mariners 6/30/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, June 30, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jason Hammel vs. Felix Hernandez
Safeco Field is the site of the matchup between the Kansas City Royals and the Seattle Mariners on Saturday, June 30, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Jason Hammel for the Royals and Felix Hernandez for the Mariners.
Kansas City opens at +173 while Seattle opens at -183. The Royals have a 30-46-4 over/under record and a 33-47-0 run line mark. The Mariners are 42-40-0 against the run line and have a 41-40-1 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 30-46-4 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 33-47-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 41-40-1 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 42-40-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
06/27/18 P Justin Grimm Shoulder 10-day DL (06/24)
06/27/18 C Salvador Perez Hand left last game, is "?" Friday vs Seattle Mariners
06/17/18 LF Jorge Soler Foot 10-day DL (06/16)
05/31/18 P Blaine Boyer Back 10-day DL (05/29)
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 Seattle Mariners Injuries
06/28/18 3B Kyle Seager Toe is "?" Friday vs Kansas City Royals
06/09/18 P Dan Altavilla Elbow 10-day DL (06/07)
05/13/18 2B Robinson Cano Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 8/14 vs Oakland Athletics)
05/03/18 RF Ichiro Suzuki Retired is out for season
05/01/18 P Erasmo Ramirez Arm 10-day DL (05/01)
03/26/18 P David Phelps Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 25-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jason Hammel has a 2-9 record with an earned run average of 5.34 and a WHIP of 1.51 this year. He has 62 strikeouts over his 94.1 innings pitched and he's given up 112 hits. He's allowed 10.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.37 and they have given up 278 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the bullpen and they've struck out 202 hitters and walked 115 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.6 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 5.19. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 765 base hits and 412 earned runs. They have allowed 116 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 276 batters and struck out 577. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 4.87.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .238, good for 21st in the league. The Royals hold a .365 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Mike Moustakas is hitting .255 with an on-base percentage of .310. He has 77 hits this season in 302 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .467 and an OPS+ of 112. Whit Merrifield is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 83 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 295 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .400. The Royals have 648 hits, including 132 doubles and 65 home runs. Kansas City has walked 215 times so far this season and they have struck out 595 times as a unit. They have left 535 men on base and have a team OPS of .666. They score 3.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 283 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 51-31 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.10, Felix Hernandez has a 7-6 record and a 1.35 WHIP this season. He has 80 strikeouts over the 95.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 94 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have given up 234 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 287 batters and walked 85 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 694 base knocks and 330 earned runs this season. They have given up 95 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 211 hitters and struck out 707 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.87.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 3rd in the league. The Mariners hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Dee Gordon comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .308. He has 87 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 302 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .354 with an OPS+ of 86. Jean Segura is hitting .335 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 105 hits in 313 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .479. The Mariners as a unit have 729 base hits, including 136 doubles and 98 homers. Seattle has walked 224 times this year and they have struck out on 640 occasions. They have had 557 men left on base and have an OPS of .743. They have scored 4.41 runs per game and totaled 362 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners -183
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