Oakland Athletics at Kansas City Royals 6/3/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, June 3, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Daniel Gossett vs. Jakob Junis
Kauffman Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, June 3, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Daniel Gossett for the Athletics and Jakob Junis for the Royals.
Oakland opens at -107 while Kansas City opens at -103. The Athletics have a 27-28-3 over/under record and a 27-31-0 run line mark. The Royals are 24-33-0 against the run line and have a 23-31-3 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 27-28-3 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 27-31-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 23-31-3 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 24-33-0 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 30-28 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Daniel Gossett has a 0-3 record with an earned run average of 6.05 and a WHIP of 1.50 this year. He has 11 strikeouts over his 19.1 innings pitched and he's given up 23 hits. He's allowed 10.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.52 and they have given up 203 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 190 hitters and walked 79 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.9. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 498 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 434. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.16.
As a team Oakland is hitting .240, good for 20th in the league. The Athletics hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .268 with an on-base percentage of .320. He has 63 hits this season in 235 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .383 and an OPS+ of 96. Jed Lowrie is hitting .295 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .363. He has totaled 66 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 224 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .487. The Athletics have 478 hits, including 109 doubles and 73 home runs. Oakland has walked 190 times so far this season and they have struck out 523 times as a unit. They have left 384 men on base and have a team OPS of .723. They score 4.48 runs per contest and have scored a total of 260 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 20-37 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.61, Jakob Junis has a 5-4 record and a 1.14 WHIP this season. He has 62 strikeouts over the 67.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 60 hits. He allows 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.50 and they have given up 214 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .275 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 155 batters and walked 80 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.9 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 5.45. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 566 base knocks and 310 earned runs this season. They have given up 86 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 184 hitters and struck out 417 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 4.88.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 11th in the league. The Royals hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Mike Moustakas comes into this matchup batting .275 with an OBP of .325. He has 61 hits this year along with 39 RBI in 222 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .509 with an OPS+ of 125. Whit Merrifield is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .373. He has collected 63 hits in 213 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .427. The Royals as a unit have 509 base hits, including 99 doubles and 51 homers. Kansas City has walked 160 times this year and they have struck out on 408 occasions. They have had 406 men left on base and have an OPS of .709. They have scored 4.04 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 -103
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