Kansas City Royals at Tampa Bay Rays 8/20/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Monday, August 20, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jorge Lopez vs. Ryan Yarbrough
The Kansas City Royals visit Tropicana Field on Monday, August 20, 2018 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Jorge Lopez for the Royals and Ryan Yarbrough for the Rays.
The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +156 and Tampa Bay at -166. The Royals have a 53-64-6 over/under record and a 53-70-0 run line mark. The Rays are 68-55-0 against the run line and have a 52-67-4 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 53-64-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 53-70-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 52-67-4 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 68-55-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
08/13/18 P Danny Duffy Shoulder 10-day DL (08/12)
08/01/18 RF Brian Goodwin Groin 10-day DL (07/29)
07/31/18 3B Cheslor Cuthbert Back 60-day DL (05/16)
07/11/18 P Ian Kennedy Oblique 10-day DL (07/11)
06/27/18 P Justin Grimm Shoulder 10-day DL (06/24)
06/17/18 LF Jorge Soler Foot 60-day DL (06/16)
05/27/18 P Eric Skoglund Arm 60-day DL (05/26)
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 Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
08/04/18 SS Daniel Robertson Thumb 10-day DL (08/04)
07/11/18 P Jose Alvarado Personal is out indefinitely
07/04/18 P Vidal Nuno Hamstring 10-day DL (07/04)
06/30/18 P Wilmer Font Side 60-day DL (06/30)
06/18/18 3B Christian Arroyo Oblique 10-day DL (06/17)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 38-85 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jorge Lopez has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 4.44 and a WHIP of 1.60 this year. He has 18 strikeouts over his 24.1 innings pitched and he's given up 24 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.27 and they have given up 442 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .272 against the bullpen and they've struck out 333 hitters and walked 189 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.8 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 5.29. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,179 base hits and 638 earned runs. They have allowed 164 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 439 batters and struck out 883. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.49 and their FIP as a unit is 4.84.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .240, good for 24th in the league. The Royals hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Whit Merrifield is hitting .302 with an on-base percentage of .371. He has 141 hits this season in 467 at bats with 40 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .420 and an OPS+ of 119. Salvador Perez is hitting .238 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .276. He has totaled 95 hits and he has driven in 60 men in 400 at bats. His OPS+ is 93 while his slugging percentage is at .438. The Royals have 1,002 hits, including 202 doubles and 105 home runs. Kansas City has walked 326 times so far this season and they have struck out 959 times as a unit. They have left 819 men on base and have a team OPS of .675. They score 3.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 453 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 62-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.01, Ryan Yarbrough has a 11-5 record and a 1.29 WHIP this year. He has 101 strikeouts over the 114.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 109 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 4.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 517 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 545 batters and walked 218 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.8. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 940 base knocks and 465 earned runs this season. They have given up 123 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 395 hitters and struck out 1,058 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.88.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 10th in the league. The Rays hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Mallex Smith comes into this matchup batting .301 with an OBP of .374. He has 106 hits this year along with 29 RBI in 352 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .426 with an OPS+ of 124. C.J. Cron is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .318. He has collected 101 hits in 404 at bats while driving in 58 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .475. The Rays as a unit have 1,049 base hits, including 202 doubles and 110 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 386 times this year and they have struck out on 1,052 occasions. They have had 851 men left on base and have an OPS of .716. They have scored 4.15 runs per game and totaled 510 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Rays -166 and over 9 total runs
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