Kansas City Royals at Tampa Bay Rays 8/23/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Thursday, August 23, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Duffy vs. Tyler Glasnow
The Kansas City Royals visit Tropicana Field on Thursday, August 23, 2018 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Danny Duffy for the Royals and Tyler Glasnow for the Rays.
The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +174 and Tampa Bay at -185. The Royals have a 54-66-6 over/under record and a 55-71-0 run line mark. The Rays are 70-56-0 against the run line and have a 52-70-4 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 54-66-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 55-71-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 52-70-4 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 70-56-0 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
08/22/18 CF Tommy Pham Hand is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs Kansas City Royals
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 38-88 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Danny Duffy has a 7-11 record with an earned run average of 4.90 and a WHIP of 1.49 this year. He has 128 strikeouts over his 143.1 innings pitched and he's given up 149 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.17 and they have given up 455 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .272 against the bullpen and they've struck out 348 hitters and walked 193 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.27. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,211 base hits and 650 earned runs. They have allowed 168 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 450 batters and struck out 909. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.50 and their FIP as a unit is 4.83.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .240, good for 25th in the league. The Royals hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Whit Merrifield is hitting .303 with an on-base percentage of .372. He has 145 hits this season in 479 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .426 and an OPS+ of 121. Salvador Perez is hitting .235 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .273. He has totaled 97 hits and he has driven in 60 men in 413 at bats. His OPS+ is 91 while his slugging percentage is at .431. The Royals have 1,025 hits, including 206 doubles and 109 home runs. Kansas City has walked 333 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,001 times as a unit. They have left 840 men on base and have a team OPS of .675. They score 3.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 460 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 65-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.10, Tyler Glasnow has a 1-3 record and a 1.29 WHIP this year. He has 96 strikeouts over the 74.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 56 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 3.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.73 and they have given up 526 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 568 batters and walked 223 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 956 base knocks and 466 earned runs this season. They have given up 124 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 401 hitters and struck out 1,094 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.82.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 11th in the league. The Rays hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Mallex Smith comes into this matchup batting .302 with an OBP of .374. He has 110 hits this year along with 29 RBI in 364 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .426 with an OPS+ of 124. C.J. Cron is hitting .252 this season and he has an OBP of .318. He has collected 104 hits in 413 at bats while driving in 59 runs. He has an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .482. The Rays as a unit have 1,075 base hits, including 206 doubles and 113 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 398 times this year and they have struck out on 1,076 occasions. They have had 879 men left on base and have an OPS of .718. They have scored 4.1 runs per game and totaled 517 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Rays -185 and over 7.5 total runs
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