Kansas City Royals at Boston Red Sox MLB Parlay 8/7/2019
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Glenn Sparkman vs. Eduardo Rodriguez
Mookie Betts and the Boston Red Sox (60-55, 3rd in AL East) host the Kansas City Royals (40-74, 4th in AL Central) at Fenway Park on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.
The Royals have been terrible for MLB wagerers, having gone 40-74-0 SU. The Red Sox cover 52.2% of the time, going 60-55-0 straight up.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Royals have been a good Over bet for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 58-50-6.
Kansas City covers 30.4% of the time as a visitor, having gone 17-39-0 straight up.
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston covers 50.9% of the time at Fenway Park, going 28-27-0 SU.
The Red Sox have been a bad Under bet for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 69-43-3.
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
8/5/2019 J.D DH Back Probable for Aug 6
8/5/2019 Blake Swihart C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 6
8/5/2019 Mookie Betts RF Lower Leg Probable for Aug 6
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 40-74 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Glenn Sparkman has a 3-7 record with an earned run average of 5.58 and a WHIP of 1.44 this season. He has 51 strikeouts over his 88.2 innings pitched and he's given up 104 hits. He's allowed 10.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.80 and they have given up 405 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the bullpen and they've struck out 362 hitters and walked 181 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 5.07. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,065 base hits and 565 earned runs. They have allowed 153 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 407 batters and struck out 874. 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 .247, good for 19th in the league. The Royals hold a .400 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. Alex Gordon is hitting .273 with an on-base percentage of .347. He has 111 hits this season in 406 at bats with 60 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .426 and an OPS+ of 104. Whit Merrifield is hitting .300 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 143 hits and he has driven in 55 men in 477 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .478. The Royals have 955 hits, including 201 doubles and 110 home runs. Kansas City has walked 323 times so far this season and they have struck out 971 times as a unit. They have left 744 men on base and have a team OPS of .709. They score 4.28 runs per contest and have scored a total of 488 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 60-55 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.19, Eduardo Rodriguez has a 13-5 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 139 strikeouts over the 135.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 128 hits. He's allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.49 and they have given up 406 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 515 batters and walked 205 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 1,028 base knocks and 554 earned runs this season. They have given up 158 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 403 hitters and struck out 1,153 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 4.29.
As a team, they are batting .274, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .473 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 .283 with an OBP of .390. He has 126 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 446 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .491 with an OPS+ of 127. Rafael Devers is hitting .322 this season and he has an OBP of .370. He has collected 146 hits in 454 at bats while driving in 87 runs. He has an OPS+ of 138 and a slugging percentage of .568. The Red Sox as a unit have 1,124 base hits, including 247 doubles and 177 homers. Boston has walked 426 times this year and they have struck out on 971 occasions. They have had 838 men left on base and have an OPS of .817. They have scored 5.73 runs per game and totaled 659 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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