Texas Rangers at Kansas City Royals 6/18/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Monday, June 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Bartolo Colon vs. Ian Kennedy
The Texas Rangers visit Kauffman Stadium on Monday, June 18, 2018 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Bartolo Colon for the Rangers and Ian Kennedy for the Royals.
The opening line for this matchup has Texas at -105 and Kansas City at -105. The Rangers have a 34-33-5 over/under record and a 33-39-0 run line mark. The Royals are 29-41-0 against the run line and have a 27-39-4 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 34-33-5 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 33-39-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 27-39-4 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 29-41-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
06/16/18 C Carlos Perez Ankle 10-day DL (06/16)
06/16/18 P Chris Martin Calf 10-day DL (06/12)
06/16/18 P Martin Perez Elbow 60-day DL (04/30)
06/16/18 RF Nomar Mazara Wrist is "?" Sunday vs Colorado Rockies
06/15/18 P Matt Bush Elbow 10-day DL (06/14)
06/10/18 P Doug Fister Knee 10-day DL (06/09)
05/08/18 LF Drew Robinson Hip 10-day DL (05/08)
04/13/18 SS Elvis Andrus Elbow 60-day DL (04/12)
04/02/18 P Ricardo Rodriguez Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
03/30/18 P Joe Palumbo Elbow 60-day DL (02/23)
03/26/18 P Clayton Blackburn Elbow 60-day DL (03/19)
03/26/18 P Ronald Herrera Shoulder 60-day DL (03/21)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
06/16/18 LF Jorge Soler Foot is out indefinitely
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)
03/30/18 P Nathan Karns Elbow 60-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 Rangers have a 28-44 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Bartolo Colon has a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 4.94 and a WHIP of 1.15 this year. He has 48 strikeouts over his 74.2 innings pitched and he's given up 75 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.62 and they have given up 233 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 229 hitters and walked 89 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.82. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 687 base hits and 343 earned runs. They have allowed 101 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 212 batters and struck out 526. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.69.
As a team Texas is hitting .230, good for 27th in the league. The Rangers hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .387. He has 73 hits this season in 265 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .464 and an OPS+ of 127. Nomar Mazara is hitting .260 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .329. He has totaled 67 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 258 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .484. The Rangers have 552 hits, including 116 doubles and 81 home runs. Texas has walked 255 times so far this season and they have struck out 686 times as a unit. They have left 485 men on base and have a team OPS of .704. They score 4.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 302 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 22-48 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.13, Ian Kennedy has a 1-6 record and a 1.55 WHIP this year. He has 67 strikeouts over the 73.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 86 hits. He allows 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 4.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.63 and they have given up 250 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .275 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 182 batters and walked 93 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 5.35. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 684 base knocks and 371 earned runs this season. They have given up 104 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 223 hitters and struck out 505 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 4.82.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 17th in the league. The Royals hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Whit Merrifield comes into this matchup batting .295 with an OBP of .372. He has 77 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 261 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .425 with an OPS+ of 121. Mike Moustakas is hitting .259 this season and he has an OBP of .314. He has collected 70 hits in 270 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .474. The Royals as a unit have 583 base hits, including 119 doubles and 59 homers. Kansas City has walked 187 times this year and they have struck out on 505 occasions. They have had 477 men left on base and have an OPS of .678. They have scored 3.69 runs per game and totaled 258 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Royals -105 and over 9.5 total runs
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