Kansas City Royals at Texas Rangers 5/25/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, May 25, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Eric Skoglund vs. Mike Minor
The Kansas City Royals head to Globe Life Park on Friday, May 25, 2018 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Eric Skoglund for the Royals and Mike Minor for the Rangers.
The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at +121 and Texas at -131. The Royals have a 19-28-2 over/under mark and a 19-30-0 run line record. The Rangers are 22-29-0 against the run line and have a 26-22-3 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 19-28-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 19-30-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 26-22-3 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 22-29-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
05/21/18 3B Cheslor Cuthbert Back 10-day DL (05/16)
05/15/18 1B Lucas Duda Foot 10-day DL (05/14)
04/25/18 P Justin Grimm Back 10-day DL (04/22)
03/30/18 P Nathan Karns Elbow 10-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 Texas Rangers Injuries
05/21/18 P Matt Moore Knee 10-day DL (05/19)
05/15/18 3B Adrian Beltre Hamstring 10-day DL (05/14)
05/08/18 LF Drew Robinson Hip 10-day DL (05/08)
04/30/18 P Martin Perez Elbow 10-day DL (04/30)
04/22/18 CF Carlos Tocci Hip 10-day DL (04/22)
04/16/18 P Tim Lincecum Blister 60-day DL (03/26)
04/13/18 SS Elvis Andrus Elbow 60-day DL (04/12)
04/02/18 P Ricardo Rodriguez Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
03/30/18 P Joe Palumbo Elbow 60-day DL (02/23)
03/26/18 P Clayton Blackburn Elbow 60-day DL (03/19)
03/26/18 P Ronald Herrera Shoulder 60-day DL (03/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 16-33 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Eric Skoglund has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 6.15 and a WHIP of 1.32 this year. He has 35 strikeouts over his 45.1 innings pitched and he's given up 48 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.21 and they have given up 176 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .276 against the bullpen and they've struck out 122 hitters and walked 62 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 10.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.39. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 488 base hits and 261 earned runs. They have allowed 73 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 146 batters and struck out 344. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.83.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .254, good for 10th in the league. The Royals hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Mike Moustakas is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .330. He has 54 hits this season in 191 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .503 and an OPS+ of 125. Whit Merrifield is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .352. He has totaled 52 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 185 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .411. The Royals have 427 hits, including 82 doubles and 42 home runs. Kansas City has walked 141 times so far this season and they have struck out 354 times as a unit. They have left 344 men on base and have a team OPS of .701. They score 3.92 runs per contest and have scored a total of 192 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 20-31 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.59, Mike Minor has a 3-3 record and a 1.32 WHIP this season. He has 46 strikeouts over the 48.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 53 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have given up 175 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 166 batters and walked 67 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.84. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 487 base knocks and 244 earned runs this season. They have given up 74 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 157 hitters and struck out 389 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.79.
As a team, they are batting .226, good for 29th in the league. The Rangers hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Nomar Mazara comes into this matchup batting .274 with an OBP of .340. He has 52 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 190 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .505 with an OPS+ of 122. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .255 this season and he has an OBP of .345. He has collected 49 hits in 192 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .396. The Rangers as a unit have 386 base hits, including 80 doubles and 59 homers. Texas has walked 159 times this year and they have struck out on 503 occasions. They have had 328 men left on base and have an OPS of .685. They have scored 4.24 runs per game and totaled 216 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals +121
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