Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 5/15/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Austin Pruitt vs. Ian Kennedy
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Austin Pruitt for the Rays and Ian Kennedy for the Royals.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at -133 and Kansas City at +123. The Rays have a 20-16-2 over/under record and a 19-19-0 run line mark. The Royals are 16-24-0 against the run line and have a 16-22-2 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 20-16-2 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 19-19-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 16-22-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 16-24-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
05/02/18 P Yonny Chirinos Forearm 10-day DL (04/29)
04/17/18 CF Kevin Kiermaier Thumb 60-day DL (04/16)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
03/29/18 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 10-day DL (03/28)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
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 Rays have a 16-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Austin Pruitt has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 6.00 and a WHIP of 1.33 this year. He has 9 strikeouts over his 18 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.93 and they have given up 141 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 141 hitters and walked 54 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.67. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 315 base hits and 175 earned runs. They have allowed 45 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 115 batters and struck out 317. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.18.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .262, good for 3rd in the league. The Rays hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. C.J. Cron is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .331. He has 41 hits this season in 146 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .486 and an OPS+ of 125. Mallex Smith is hitting .309 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .392. He has totaled 34 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 110 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .427. The Rays have 340 hits, including 56 doubles and 35 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 127 times so far this season and they have struck out 324 times as a unit. They have left 273 men on base and have a team OPS of .731. They score 4.26 runs per contest and have scored a total of 162 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 13-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.61, Ian Kennedy has a 1-4 record and a 1.49 WHIP this year. He has 39 strikeouts over the 41 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 48 hits. He allows 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 4.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.76 and they have given up 154 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .290 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 91 batters and walked 57 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 10.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.55. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 397 base knocks and 219 earned runs this season. They have given up 60 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 130 hitters and struck out 273 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.49 while their FIP as a staff is 5.03.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 7th in the league. The Royals hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Mike Moustakas comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .329. He has 47 hits this year along with 29 RBI in 159 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .553 with an OPS+ of 134. Whit Merrifield is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 42 hits in 153 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 103 and a slugging percentage of .399. The Royals as a unit have 361 base hits, including 70 doubles and 37 homers. Kansas City has walked 117 times this year and they have struck out on 284 occasions. They have had 290 men left on base and have an OPS of .718. They have scored 4.1 runs per game and totaled 164 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Royals +123 and over 9 total runs
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