Kansas City Royals at Texas Rangers 5/27/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jason Hammel vs. Cole Hamels
The Kansas City Royals head to Globe Life Park on Sunday, May 27, 2018 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Jason Hammel for the Royals and Cole Hamels for the Rangers.
The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at +120 and Texas at -130. The Royals have a 20-28-3 over/under mark and a 20-31-0 run line record. The Rangers are 23-30-0 against the run line and have a 27-22-4 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 20-28-3 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 20-31-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 27-22-4 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 23-30-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
05/25/18 LF Alex Gordon Neck is "?" Saturday vs Texas Rangers
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 17-34 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jason Hammel has a 1-5 record with an earned run average of 5.70 and a WHIP of 1.45 this year. He has 33 strikeouts over his 60 innings pitched and he's given up 71 hits. He allows 10.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.16 and they have given up 180 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the bullpen and they've struck out 128 hitters and walked 66 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 10 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 5.36. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 503 base hits and 270 earned runs. They have allowed 76 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 154 batters and struck out 359. They have walked 3.1 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 4.84.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .256, good for 8th in the league. The Royals hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Whit Merrifield is hitting .289 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 56 hits this season in 194 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .423 and an OPS+ of 115. Mike Moustakas is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 56 hits and he has driven in 33 men in 199 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .513. The Royals have 448 hits, including 87 doubles and 44 home runs. Kansas City has walked 146 times so far this season and they have struck out 370 times as a unit. They have left 360 men on base and have a team OPS of .704. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 204 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 21-32 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.38, Cole Hamels has a 3-4 record and a 1.23 WHIP this season. He has 64 strikeouts over the 58.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 49 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 181 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 172 batters and walked 70 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 4.85. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 508 base knocks and 254 earned runs this season. They have given up 76 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 162 hitters and struck out 405 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 4.77.
As a team, they are batting .226, good for 29th in the league. The Rangers hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Shin-Soo Choo comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .358. He has 51 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 197 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .411 with an OPS+ of 105. Nomar Mazara is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .332. He has collected 53 hits in 198 at bats while driving in 34 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .505. The Rangers as a unit have 401 base hits, including 84 doubles and 62 homers. Texas has walked 167 times this year and they have struck out on 518 occasions. They have had 339 men left on base and have an OPS of .690. They have scored 4.26 runs per game and totaled 226 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals +120
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