Oakland Athletics at Kansas City Royals 6/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, June 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Cahill vs. Jason Hammel
Kauffman Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, June 2, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Trevor Cahill for the Athletics and Jason Hammel for the Royals.
Oakland opens at -125 while Kansas City opens at +115. The Athletics have a 26-28-3 over/under record and a 26-31-0 run line mark. The Royals are 24-32-0 against the run line and have a 22-31-3 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 26-28-3 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 26-31-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 22-31-3 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 24-32-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
05/30/18 SS Marcus Semien Paternity List is out indefinitely
05/27/18 P Santiago Casilla Shoulder 10-day DL (05/26)
05/21/18 P Brett Anderson Shoulder 10-day DL (05/19)
05/17/18 P Andrew Triggs Forearm 10-day DL (05/18)
04/28/18 P Ryan Buchter Shoulder 10-day DL (04/26)
04/14/18 P Liam Hendriks Groin 10-day DL (04/14)
04/08/18 CF Boog Powell Knee 10-day DL (04/07)
03/29/18 P Paul Blackburn Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jharel Cotton Elbow 60-day DL (03/21)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
05/31/18 P Blaine Boyer Back 10-day DL (05/29)
05/27/18 P Eric Skoglund Arm 10-day DL (05/26)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 29-28 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Cahill has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 2.25 and a WHIP of 0.89 this year. He has 41 strikeouts over his 44 innings pitched and he's given up 30 hits. He's allowed 6.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.54 and they have given up 202 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 188 hitters and walked 79 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 490 base hits and 228 earned runs. They have allowed 68 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 158 batters and struck out 430. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.18.
As a team Oakland is hitting .237, good for 22nd in the league. The Athletics hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Jed Lowrie is hitting .299 with an on-base percentage of .362. He has 66 hits this season in 221 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .493 and an OPS+ of 137. Marcus Semien is hitting .268 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .320. He has totaled 63 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 235 at bats. His OPS+ is 97 while his slugging percentage is at .383. The Athletics have 462 hits, including 108 doubles and 69 home runs. Oakland has walked 185 times so far this season and they have struck out 512 times as a unit. They have left 380 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.28 runs per contest and have scored a total of 244 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 20-36 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.23, Jason Hammel has a 2-5 record and a 1.42 WHIP this season. He has 43 strikeouts over the 65.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 75 hits. He allows 10.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.30 and they have given up 205 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 147 batters and walked 77 opposing hitters. 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 5.26. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 550 base knocks and 294 earned runs this season. They have given up 82 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 179 hitters and struck out 406 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.81.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 10th in the league. The Royals hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Whit Merrifield comes into this matchup batting .286 with an OBP of .363. He has 60 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 210 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .414 with an OPS+ of 114. Mike Moustakas is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .331. He has collected 61 hits in 218 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .518. The Royals as a unit have 501 base hits, including 97 doubles and 51 homers. Kansas City has walked 160 times this year and they have struck out on 404 occasions. They have had 399 men left on base and have an OPS of .710. They have scored 4.11 runs per game and totaled 230 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals +115
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