Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 5/16/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Faria vs. Jason Hammel
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Jake Faria for the Rays and Jason Hammel for the Royals.
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The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at -105 and Kansas City at -105. The Rays have a 20-17-2 over/under record and a 20-19-0 run line mark. The Royals are 16-25-0 against the run line and have a 16-23-2 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 20-17-2 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 20-19-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 16-23-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 16-25-0 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
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 Rays have a 17-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Faria has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 5.09 and a WHIP of 1.25 this year. He has 33 strikeouts over his 40.2 innings pitched and he's given up 34 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.80 and they have given up 142 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 143 hitters and walked 54 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.57. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 321 base hits and 176 earned runs. They have allowed 46 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 118 batters and struck out 323. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.17.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .261, good for 4th in the league. The Rays hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. C.J. Cron is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .329. He has 42 hits this season in 150 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .487 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 130 while his slugging percentage is at .427. The Rays have 348 hits, including 58 doubles and 35 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 127 times so far this season and they have struck out 331 times as a unit. They have left 276 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.21 runs per contest and have scored a total of 164 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 13-28 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.13, Jason Hammel has a 0-4 record and a 1.45 WHIP this year. He has 25 strikeouts over the 47 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 52 hits. He allows 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 4.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.70 and they have given up 155 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .290 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 94 batters and walked 57 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 10 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 5.46. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 405 base knocks and 221 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 280 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 4.94.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 6th in the league. The Royals hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Mike Moustakas comes into this matchup batting .294 with an OBP of .328. He has 48 hits this year along with 29 RBI in 163 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .546 with an OPS+ of 132. Whit Merrifield is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 45 hits in 157 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .427. The Royals as a unit have 367 base hits, including 70 doubles and 38 homers. Kansas City has walked 120 times this year and they have struck out on 290 occasions. They have had 296 men left on base and have an OPS of .716. They have scored 4.02 runs per game and totaled 165 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Royals -105 and over 9 total runs
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