Texas Rangers at Kansas City Royals 6/20/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Yohander Mendez vs. Jakob Junis
The Texas Rangers head to Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 to take on the Kansas City Royals. The expected starting pitchers are Yohander Mendez for the Rangers and Jakob Junis for the Royals.
The odds for this matchup have Texas at -130 and Kansas City at +109. The Rangers have a 35-34-5 over/under mark and a 35-39-0 run line record. The Royals are 29-43-0 against the run line and have a 28-40-4 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 35-34-5 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 35-39-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 28-40-4 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 29-43-0 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)
06/15/18 P Matt Bush Elbow 10-day DL (06/14)
06/10/18 P Doug Fister Knee 60-day DL (06/09)
05/08/18 LF Drew Robinson Hip 10-day DL (05/08)
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
06/17/18 LF Jorge Soler Foot 10-day DL (06/16)
05/31/18 P Blaine Boyer Back 10-day DL (05/29)
05/27/18 P Eric Skoglund Arm 60-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 30-44 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Yohander Mendez has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 14.73 and a WHIP of 2.73 this year. He has 2 strikeouts over his 3.2 innings pitched and he's given up 8 hits. He allows 19.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 7.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.76 and they have given up 242 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 236 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 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.89. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 711 base hits and 358 earned runs. They have allowed 103 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 216 batters and struck out 538. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.68.
As a team Texas is hitting .231, good for 27th in the league. The Rangers hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .279 with an on-base percentage of .394. He has 76 hits this season in 272 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .478 and an OPS+ of 132. Nomar Mazara is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .338. He has totaled 72 hits and he has driven in 46 men in 267 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .487. The Rangers have 570 hits, including 118 doubles and 84 home runs. Texas has walked 269 times so far this season and they have struck out 708 times as a unit. They have left 499 men on base and have a team OPS of .708. They score 4.34 runs per contest and have scored a total of 321 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 22-50 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.43, Jakob Junis has a 5-7 record and a 1.21 WHIP this season. He has 79 strikeouts over the 85.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 83 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.67 and they have given up 260 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .278 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 186 batters and walked 97 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 5.38. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 707 base knocks and 384 earned runs this season. They have given up 107 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 233 hitters and struck out 518 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.85.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 17th in the league. The Royals hold a .372 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Whit Merrifield comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .370. He has 78 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 266 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .421 with an OPS+ of 118. Mike Moustakas is hitting .263 this season and he has an OBP of .318. He has collected 72 hits in 274 at bats while driving in 47 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .474. The Royals as a unit have 598 base hits, including 122 doubles and 60 homers. Kansas City has walked 192 times this year and they have struck out on 519 occasions. They have had 488 men left on base and have an OPS of .677. They have scored 3.68 runs per game and totaled 265 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers -130
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