Toronto Blue Jays at Kansas City Royals 8/13/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, August 13, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Thomas Pannone vs. Brad Keller
The Toronto Blue Jays head to Kauffman Stadium on Monday, August 13, 2018 to take on the Kansas City Royals. The expected starting pitchers are Thomas Pannone for the Blue Jays and Brad Keller for the Royals.
The odds for this matchup have Toronto at -118 and Kansas City at +108. The Blue Jays have a 60-50-6 over/under mark and a 52-64-0 run line record. The Royals are 48-68-0 against the run line and have a 49-61-6 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 60-50-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 52-64-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 49-61-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 48-68-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
08/12/18 3B Yangervis Solarte Hip missed last game, is "?" Sunday vs Tampa Bay Rays
08/09/18 P Marcus Stroman Finger is probable for next scheduled start Sunday vs Boston Red Sox
08/08/18 3B Brandon Drury Hand 10-day DL (08/05)
08/02/18 CF Lourdes Gurriel Ankle 10-day DL (07/31)
07/08/18 P Rhiner Cruz Groin 60-day DL (07/08)
06/23/18 P Aaron Sanchez Finger 10-day DL (06/23)
06/01/18 3B Josh Donaldson Calf 60-day DL (05/29)
04/01/18 RF Billy McKinney Shoulder 10-day DL (04/01)
03/26/18 SS Troy Tulowitzki Foot 60-day DL (03/29)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
08/01/18 RF Brian Goodwin Groin 10-day DL (07/29)
07/31/18 3B Cheslor Cuthbert Back 60-day DL (05/16)
07/11/18 P Ian Kennedy Oblique 10-day DL (07/11)
07/06/18 P Blaine Boyer Back 60-day DL (05/29)
06/27/18 P Justin Grimm Shoulder 10-day DL (06/24)
06/17/18 LF Jorge Soler Foot 10-day DL (06/16)
05/27/18 P Eric Skoglund Arm 60-day DL (05/26)
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 Blue Jays have a 52-64 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Thomas Pannone has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 10.80 and a WHIP of 1.80 this year. He has 3 strikeouts over his 1.2 innings pitched and he's given up 3 hits. He allows 16.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of -0.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.62 and they have given up 439 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen and they've struck out 438 hitters and walked 157 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.75. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 1,060 base hits and 546 earned runs. They have allowed 150 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 387 batters and struck out 970. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.41.
As a team Toronto is hitting .243, good for 20th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .233 with an on-base percentage of .287. He has 101 hits this season in 433 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .397 and an OPS+ of 86. Kevin Pillar is hitting .245 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .275. He has totaled 91 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 372 at bats. His OPS+ is 84 while his slugging percentage is at .403. The Blue Jays have 960 hits, including 224 doubles and 157 home runs. Toronto has walked 374 times so far this season and they have struck out 989 times as a unit. They have left 753 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 4.48 runs per contest and have scored a total of 520 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 35-81 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.57, Brad Keller has a 4-5 record and a 1.38 WHIP this season. He has 58 strikeouts over the 88.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 84 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.64. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.27 and they have given up 419 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 308 batters and walked 178 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.8 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 5.33. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,120 base knocks and 606 earned runs this season. They have given up 156 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 415 hitters and struck out 827 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.50 while their FIP as a staff is 4.84.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 24th in the league. The Royals hold a .372 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Whit Merrifield comes into this matchup batting .295 with an OBP of .364. He has 130 hits this year along with 37 RBI in 440 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .418 with an OPS+ of 116. Salvador Perez is hitting .229 this season and he has an OBP of .271. He has collected 85 hits in 371 at bats while driving in 55 runs. He has an OPS+ of 87 and a slugging percentage of .420. The Royals as a unit have 947 base hits, including 190 doubles and 99 homers. Kansas City has walked 303 times this year and they have struck out on 909 occasions. They have had 780 men left on base and have an OPS of .673. They have scored 3.67 runs per game and totaled 426 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -118
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