Kansas City Royals at Baltimore Orioles MLB Picks 8/19/2019
Monday, August 19, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jorge Lopez vs. John Means
Alex Gordon and the Kansas City Royals (44-78, 4th in AL Central) are headed to Oriole Park on Monday where they'll meet the Baltimore Orioles (39-83, 5th in AL East).
The Royals have been a terrible pick for MLB wagerers, having gone 44-78-0 SU. Baltimore is covering 32.0% of the time, going 39-83-0 straight up.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Royals have been a less than ideal Under pick for over/under bettors, having gone 60-56-6.
Kansas City is covering 32.8% of the time as a visitor, having gone 20-41-0 straight up.
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore is covering 29.5% of the time at Oriole Park, going 18-43-0 SU.
The Orioles have been a terrible Under pick for over/under bettors, having gone 62-50-10.
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
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
8/8/2019 Cam Gallagher C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
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
8/12/2019 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 44-78 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jorge Lopez has a 1-7 record with an earned run average of 6.51 and a WHIP of 1.55 this season. He has 82 strikeouts over his 85.2 innings pitched and he's given up 99 hits. He's allowed 10.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 430 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen and they've struck out 392 hitters and walked 192 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 4.94. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,138 base hits and 594 earned runs. They have allowed 161 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 434 batters and struck out 949. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.78.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .245, good for 24th in the league. The Royals hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Alex Gordon is hitting .260 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 114 hits this season in 439 at bats with 63 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .408 and an OPS+ of 95. Whit Merrifield is hitting .303 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 156 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 515 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .483. The Royals have 1,024 hits, including 216 doubles and 125 home runs. Kansas City has walked 351 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,038 times as a unit. They have left 794 men on base and have a team OPS of .712. They score 4.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 529 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 39-83 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.76, John Means has a 8-8 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 84 strikeouts over the 105.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 98 hits. He's allowing 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.30 and they have given up 551 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .277 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 465 batters and walked 232 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.8 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 5.95. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,181 base knocks and 713 earned runs this season. They have given up 251 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 436 hitters and struck out 932 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.50 while their FIP as a staff is 5.88.Related: Robert Ferringo teaches you 4 reasons you should be betting NFL Preseason on this exclusive YouTube Video - Here
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 23rd in the league. The Orioles hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Trey Mancini comes into this matchup batting .275 with an OBP of .342. He has 125 hits this year along with 71 RBI in 455 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .534 with an OPS+ of 127. Jonathan Villar is hitting .271 this season and he has an OBP of .339. He has collected 129 hits in 476 at bats while driving in 54 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .439. The Orioles as a unit have 1,027 base hits, including 190 doubles and 154 homers. Baltimore has walked 337 times this year and they have struck out on 1,112 occasions. They have had 795 men left on base and have an OPS of .716. They have scored 4.36 runs per game and totaled 532 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals
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