Kansas City Royals at Baltimore Orioles MLB Game Picks 8/20/2019
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Brad Keller vs. Dylan Bundy
Whit Merrifield and the Kansas City Royals (44-80, 4th in AL Central) go to Oriole Park on Tuesday where they'll meet the Baltimore Orioles (39-85, 5th in AL East). The Royals open this game at +120 while the Orioles are priced at -140. The O/U has been set at 10.
The Royals have been bad for bettors, having gone 44-80-0 SU. Baltimore covers 31.4% of the time, going 39-85-0 straight up.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Royals have been a hot and cold Under bet for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 61-57-6.
Kansas City covers 32.8% of the time as a visitor, having gone 20-41-0 straight up.
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore covers 29.5% of the time at Oriole Park, going 18-43-0 SU.
The Orioles have been a strong Over bet for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 63-51-10.
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
8/18/2019 Cam Gallagher C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
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
8/8/2019 Jesse Hahn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/6/2019 Danny Duffy SP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
3/11/2019 Salvador Perez C Elbow Out for the season
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
8/18/2019 Chance Sisco C Groin Probable for Aug 19
8/12/2019 Dwight Smith LF Calf Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 44-80 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brad Keller has a 7-13 record with an earned run average of 4.10 and a WHIP of 1.35 this season. He has 117 strikeouts over his 158 innings pitched and he's given up 148 hits. He's allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.77 and they have given up 445 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the bullpen and they've struck out 398 hitters and walked 194 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.98. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,165 base hits and 609 earned runs. They have allowed 163 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 439 batters and struck out 964. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 4.77.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .244, good for 24th in the league. The Royals hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Whit Merrifield is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .353. He has 157 hits this season in 523 at bats with 63 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .478 and an OPS+ of 117. Alex Gordon is hitting .258 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .332. He has totaled 114 hits and he has driven in 63 men in 442 at bats. His OPS+ is 94 while his slugging percentage is at .405. The Royals have 1,034 hits, including 218 doubles and 125 home runs. Kansas City has walked 354 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,050 times as a unit. They have left 802 men on base and have a team OPS of .707. They score 4.28 runs per contest and have scored a total of 535 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 39-85 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.25, Dylan Bundy has a 5-13 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 122 strikeouts over the 120 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 120 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.40 and they have given up 564 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .279 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 473 batters and walked 235 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.9 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 6. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,204 base knocks and 730 earned runs this season. They have given up 255 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 445 hitters and struck out 950 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.51 while their FIP as a staff is 5.88.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 23rd in the league. The Orioles hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Jonathan Villar comes into this matchup batting .274 with an OBP of .345. He has 132 hits this year along with 54 RBI in 482 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .442 with an OPS+ of 107. Trey Mancini is hitting .277 this season and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 128 hits in 462 at bats while driving in 73 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .535. The Orioles as a unit have 1,041 base hits, including 193 doubles and 155 homers. Baltimore has walked 344 times this year and they have struck out on 1,130 occasions. They have had 809 men left on base and have an OPS of .715. They have scored 4.35 runs per game and totaled 539 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Orioles
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