Kansas City Royals at Boston Red Sox MLB Parlay 8/5/2019
Monday, August 5, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Montgomery vs. Rick Porcello
Alex Gordon and the Kansas City Royals (40-72, 4th in AL Central) go to Fenway Park on Monday where they'll take on the Boston Red Sox (59-54, 3rd in AL East).
The Royals have been terrible for bettors, having gone 40-72-0 SU. Boston covers 52.2% of the time, going 59-54-0 straight up.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Royals have been a less than ideal Under bet for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 57-49-6.
Kansas City covers 31.5% of the time as the road team, having gone 17-37-0 straight up.
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Red Sox are covering 50.0% of the time at Fenway Park, going 27-27-0 SU.
The Red Sox have been an excellent Over bet for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 67-43-3.
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
8/3/2019 Adalberto Mondesi SS Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/3/2019 Trevor Oaks SP Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
7/25/2019 Jesse Hahn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 8
3/11/2019 Salvador Perez C Elbow Out for the season
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
8/3/2019 Steven Wright RP Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/2/2019 Heath Hembree RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
8/2/2019 David Price SP Paternity List Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
7/31/2019 Blake Swihart C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
7/18/2019 Steve Pearce 1B Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
5/28/2019 Dustin Pedroia 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
11/1/2019 Austin Maddox RP Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 40-72 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Montgomery has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 6.34 and a WHIP of 1.77 this season. He has 23 strikeouts over his 38.1 innings pitched and he's given up 53 hits. He's allowed 12.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.76 and they have given up 401 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the bullpen and they've struck out 359 hitters and walked 176 batters. 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 5.08. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,049 base hits and 557 earned runs. They have allowed 150 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 400 batters and struck out 857. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.85.
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As a team Kansas City is hitting .248, good for 18th in the league. The Royals hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Alex Gordon is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .349. He has 110 hits this season in 399 at bats with 60 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .431 and an OPS+ of 106. Whit Merrifield is hitting .301 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 141 hits and he has driven in 55 men in 469 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .480. The Royals have 945 hits, including 199 doubles and 107 home runs. Kansas City has walked 319 times so far this season and they have struck out 955 times as a unit. They have left 736 men on base and have a team OPS of .712. They score 4.31 runs per contest and have scored a total of 483 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 59-54 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.74, Rick Porcello has a 9-8 record and a 1.46 WHIP. He has 99 strikeouts over the 122.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 145 hits. He's allowing 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.52 and they have given up 401 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 509 batters and walked 202 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.79. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,010 base knocks and 543 earned runs this season. They have given up 153 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 396 hitters and struck out 1,139 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .274, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .472 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.8 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .390. He has 125 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 440 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .495 with an OPS+ of 128. Rafael Devers is hitting .323 this season and he has an OBP of .372. He has collected 144 hits in 446 at bats while driving in 86 runs. He has an OPS+ of 138 and a slugging percentage of .567. The Red Sox as a unit have 1,107 base hits, including 245 doubles and 173 homers. Boston has walked 419 times this year and they have struck out on 957 occasions. They have had 827 men left on base and have an OPS of .817. They have scored 5.73 runs per game and totaled 648 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Royals and over the total runs
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