Kansas City Royals at Boston Red Sox MLB Parlay 8/6/2019
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jakob Junis vs. Andrew Cashner
Whit Merrifield and the Kansas City Royals (40-73, 4th in AL Central) go to Fenway Park on Tuesday where they'll take on the Boston Red Sox (59-55, 3rd in AL East).
The Royals have been a bad option for MLB wagerers, having gone 40-73-0 SU. The Red Sox are covering 51.7% of the time, going 59-55-0 straight up.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Royals have been a decent Over play for over/under bettors, having gone 57-50-6.
Kansas City covers 30.9% of the time away from home, having gone 17-38-0 straight up.
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston covers 50.0% of the time at Fenway Park, going 27-27-0 SU.
The Red Sox have been a rough Under play for over/under bettors, having gone 68-43-3.
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
8/4/2019 Blake Swihart C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
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
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 40-73 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jakob Junis has a 6-10 record with an earned run average of 5.03 and a WHIP of 1.41 this season. He has 126 strikeouts over his 132.1 innings pitched and he's given up 139 hits. He's allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.77 and they have given up 402 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the bullpen and they've struck out 361 hitters and walked 178 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.06. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,055 base hits and 560 earned runs. They have allowed 151 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 403 batters and struck out 866. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 4.84.
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As a team Kansas City is hitting .247, good for 18th in the league. The Royals hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Whit Merrifield is hitting .298 with an on-base percentage of .353. He has 141 hits this season in 473 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .476 and an OPS+ of 117. Alex Gordon is hitting .277 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 111 hits and he has driven in 60 men in 401 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .431. The Royals have 947 hits, including 199 doubles and 107 home runs. Kansas City has walked 320 times so far this season and they have struck out 962 times as a unit. They have left 737 men on base and have a team OPS of .708. They score 4.27 runs per contest and have scored a total of 483 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 59-55 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.44, Andrew Cashner has a 10-6 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 82 strikeouts over the 119.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 117 hits. He's allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.46 and they have given up 402 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 511 batters and walked 204 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 4.81. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,020 base knocks and 550 earned runs this season. They have given up 155 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 400 hitters and struck out 1,144 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 4.28.
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 .344, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.8 hits per contest. Rafael Devers comes into this matchup batting .320 with an OBP of .369. He has 144 hits this year along with 86 RBI in 450 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .562 with an OPS+ of 136. Mookie Betts is hitting .284 this season and he has an OBP of .389. He has collected 126 hits in 444 at bats while driving in 59 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .493. The Red Sox as a unit have 1,114 base hits, including 245 doubles and 175 homers. Boston has walked 422 times this year and they have struck out on 963 occasions. They have had 832 men left on base and have an OPS of .816. They have scored 5.72 runs per game and totaled 652 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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