Baltimore Orioles at Kansas City Royals MLB Picks & Predictions 8/30/2019
Friday, August 30, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: John Means vs. Eric Skoglund
Jonathan Villar and the Baltimore Orioles (44-89, 5th in AL East) travel to Kauffman Stadium on Friday where they'll take on the Kansas City Royals (47-87, 4th in AL Central). The moneyline on this contest has the Orioles coming in at +115 and the Royals are at -125. The over/under opens at 10.
The Orioles have been terrible for baseball bettors, having gone 44-89-0 SU. The Royals are covering 35.1% of the time, going 47-87-0 straight up.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Orioles have been a dicey Under play for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 65-58-10.
The Orioles are covering 33.9% of the time as the road team, having gone 22-43-0 straight up.
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City covers 36.9% of the time at Kauffman Stadium, going 24-41-0 SU.
The Royals have been a good Under play for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 64-64-6.
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
8/23/2019 Shawn Armstrong RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/1/2019 Mark Trumbo LF Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/1/2019 Josh Rogers RP Elbow Out for the season
6/11/2019 Alex Cobb SP Hip Out for the season
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
8/28/2019 Danny Duffy SP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/24/2019 Cam Gallagher C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/22/2019 Jake Newberry RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
8/20/2019 Jesse Hahn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/16/2019 Trevor Oaks SP Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/14/2019 Adalberto Mondesi SS Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
3/11/2019 Salvador Perez C Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 44-89 overall record this season. Starting pitcher John Means has a 9-9 record with an earned run average of 3.61 and a WHIP of 1.19 this season. He has 95 strikeouts over his 117.1 innings pitched and he's given up 107 hits. He's allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.15 and they have given up 585 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the bullpen and they've struck out 508 hitters and walked 242 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.79. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 1,262 base hits and 751 earned runs. They have allowed 262 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 464 batters and struck out 1,018. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.48 and their FIP as a unit is 5.72.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .245, good for 23rd in the league. The Orioles hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Jonathan Villar is hitting .277 with an on-base percentage of .347. He has 141 hits this season in 509 at bats with 60 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .466 and an OPS+ of 115. Trey Mancini is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 132 hits and he has driven in 74 men in 484 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .521. The Orioles have 1,105 hits, including 205 doubles and 168 home runs. Baltimore has walked 367 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,184 times as a unit. They have left 858 men on base and have a team OPS of .718. They score 4.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 575 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 47-87 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.60, Eric Skoglund has a 0-0 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 0 strikeouts over the 5 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 2 hits. He's allowing 3.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.02 and they have given up 490 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 434 batters and walked 213 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.09. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,244 base knocks and 662 earned runs this season. They have given up 180 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 478 hitters and struck out 1,019 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 4.87.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 24th in the league. The Royals hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Whit Merrifield comes into this matchup batting .297 with an OBP of .348. He has 165 hits this year along with 66 RBI in 555 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .470 with an OPS+ of 113. Hunter Dozier is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 114 hits in 407 at bats while driving in 70 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .538. The Royals as a unit have 1,094 base hits, including 226 doubles and 132 homers. Kansas City has walked 376 times this year and they have struck out on 1,124 occasions. They have had 854 men left on base and have an OPS of .701. They have scored 4.2 runs per game and totaled 559 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles (+115)
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