Toronto Blue Jays at Kansas City Royals 8/14/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Ryan Borucki vs. Heath Fillmyer
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Ryan Borucki for the Blue Jays and Heath Fillmyer for the Royals.
The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at -138 and Kansas City at +128. The Blue Jays have a 60-51-6 over/under record and a 52-65-0 run line mark. The Royals are 48-69-0 against the run line and have a 50-61-6 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 60-51-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 52-65-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 50-61-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 48-69-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
08/12/18 P Marcus Stroman Blister left last game, is "?" next start
08/12/18 3B Yangervis Solarte Hip 10-day DL (08/12)
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
08/13/18 P Danny Duffy Shoulder is "?" for next start Thursday vs Toronto
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)
06/27/18 P Justin Grimm Shoulder 10-day DL (06/24)
06/17/18 LF Jorge Soler Foot 60-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 53-64 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ryan Borucki has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 2.81 and a WHIP of 1.38 this season. He has 32 strikeouts over his 48 innings pitched and he's given up 52 hits. He's allowed 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.58 and they have given up 440 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 441 hitters and walked 158 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 4.71. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 1,066 base hits and 547 earned runs. They have allowed 150 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 389 batters and struck out 975. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.40.
As a team Toronto is hitting .243, good for 20th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.2 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 .246 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .276. He has totaled 92 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 374 at bats. His OPS+ is 85 while his slugging percentage is at .406. The Blue Jays have 965 hits, including 227 doubles and 157 home runs. Toronto has walked 376 times so far this season and they have struck out 997 times as a unit. They have left 755 men on base and have a team OPS of .738. They score 4.46 runs per contest and have scored a total of 522 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 35-82 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.13, Heath Fillmyer has a 1-1 record and a 1.29 WHIP. He has 21 strikeouts over the 37.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 31 hits. He's allowing 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.39 and they have given up 428 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .276 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 310 batters and walked 179 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 1,132 base knocks and 614 earned runs this season. They have given up 157 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 416 hitters and struck out 837 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 .239, good for 25th in the league. The Royals hold a .370 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Whit Merrifield comes into this matchup batting .295 with an OBP of .363. He has 131 hits this year along with 37 RBI in 444 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .417 with an OPS+ of 115. Salvador Perez is hitting .232 this season and he has an OBP of .274. He has collected 87 hits in 375 at bats while driving in 55 runs. He has an OPS+ of 89 and a slugging percentage of .424. The Royals as a unit have 952 base hits, including 191 doubles and 99 homers. Kansas City has walked 305 times this year and they have struck out on 918 occasions. They have had 785 men left on base and have an OPS of .671. They have scored 3.66 runs per game and totaled 428 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -138
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