Milwaukee Brewers at Kansas City Royals 4/25/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chase Anderson vs. Jason Hammel
The Milwaukee Brewers visit Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Chase Anderson for the Brewers and Jason Hammel for the Royals.
The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at -133 and Kansas City at +123. The Brewers have a 10-13-0 over/under record and a 13-10-0 run line mark. The Royals are 8-12-0 against the run line and have a 8-11-1 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 10-13-0 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 13-10-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 8-11-1 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 8-12-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
04/22/18 SS Orlando Arcia Ankle is "?" Tuesday vs Kansas City Royals
04/19/18 C Manny Pina Calf 10-day DL (04/13)
04/06/18 P Corey Knebel Hamstring 10-day DL (04/06)
03/29/18 P Boone Logan Triceps 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 C Stephen Vogt Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jimmy Nelson Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
04/11/18 LF Alex Gordon Hip 10-day DL (04/09)
03/30/18 SS Adalberto Mondesi Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Nathan Karns Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/28/18 C Salvador Perez Knee 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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 14-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chase Anderson has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.25 and a WHIP of 1.05 this season. He has 21 strikeouts over his 27.2 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He's allowed 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.64 and they have given up 65 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the bullpen and they've struck out 110 hitters and walked 36 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.38. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 180 base hits and 79 earned runs. They have allowed 22 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 79 batters and struck out 204. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.93.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .245, good for 13th in the league. The Brewers hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Christian Yelich is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .429. He has 14 hits this season in 42 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .571 and an OPS+ of 175. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .303 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .400. He has totaled 23 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 76 at bats. His OPS+ is 138 while his slugging percentage is at .461. The Brewers have 192 hits, including 38 doubles and 28 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 77 times so far this season and they have struck out 215 times as a unit. They have left 167 men on base and have a team OPS of .720. They score 4.09 runs per contest and have scored a total of 94 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 5-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.20, Jason Hammel has a 0-1 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 16 strikeouts over the 25.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 23 hits. He's allowing 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.84 and they have given up 70 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .287 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 47 batters and walked 33 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.25. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 175 base knocks and 102 earned runs this season. They have given up 24 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 70 hitters and struck out 140 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.75.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 16th in the league. The Royals hold a .360 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Whit Merrifield comes into this matchup batting .266 with an OBP of .337. He has 21 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 79 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .418 with an OPS+ of 107. Mike Moustakas is hitting .318 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 27 hits in 85 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 155 and a slugging percentage of .612. The Royals as a unit have 163 base hits, including 28 doubles and 16 homers. Kansas City has walked 60 times this year and they have struck out on 147 occasions. They have had 145 men left on base and have an OPS of .668. They have scored 3.4 runs per game and totaled 68 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Brewers -133
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