Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians MLB Parlay 7/19/2019
Friday, July 19, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Montgomery vs. Shane Bieber
Alex Gordon and the Kansas City Royals (35-62, 4th in AL Central) travel to Progressive Field on Friday where they'll meet the Cleveland Indians (54-40, 2nd in AL Central). The Royals open this matchup at +242 while the Indians are coming in at -265. The total is set at 9.5.
The Royals have been a lousy option for baseball bettors, having gone 35-62-0 SU. The Indians cover 57.5% of the time, going 54-40-0 straight up. The Indians have been a very good choice for MLB wagerers as the favorite, going 43-33-0 SU. Kansas City has went 27-55-0 straight up as the underdog, so they cover 32.9% of the time.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Royals have been a decent Over choice for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 49-43-5.
The Royals cover 29.8% of the time as the away team, having gone 14-33-0 straight up.
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Indians cover 59.2% of the time at Progressive Field, going 29-20-0 SU.
The Indians have been a terrible Over choice for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 40-50-4.
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
7/17/2019 Adalberto Mondesi SS Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
6/10/2019 Jesse Hahn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
3/28/2019 Trevor Oaks SP Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
3/11/2019 Salvador Perez C Elbow Out for the season
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
7/18/2019 Corey Kluber SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
7/14/2019 Dan Otero RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 19
7/13/2019 Bradley Zimmer CF Side Expected to be out until at least Jul 29
7/13/2019 Jefry Rodriguez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
7/12/2019 Cody Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
7/12/2019 Carlos Carrasco SP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
6/29/2019 Danny Salazar SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 35-62 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Montgomery has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 5.67 and a WHIP of 1.78 this season. He has 18 strikeouts over his 27 innings pitched and he's given up 35 hits. He's allowed 11.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.81 and they have given up 341 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the bullpen and they've struck out 311 hitters and walked 146 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.02. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 892 base hits and 475 earned runs. They have allowed 125 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 348 batters and struck out 747. They have walked 3.7 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 4.78.
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As a team Kansas City is hitting .249, good for 18th in the league. The Royals hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Alex Gordon is hitting .279 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 95 hits this season in 340 at bats with 58 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .447 and an OPS+ of 112. Whit Merrifield is hitting .316 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 128 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 405 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .511. The Royals have 820 hits, including 173 doubles and 93 home runs. Kansas City has walked 275 times so far this season and they have struck out 839 times as a unit. They have left 629 men on base and have a team OPS of .717. They score 4.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 425 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 54-40 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.49, Shane Bieber has a 8-3 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 150 strikeouts over the 118.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 95 hits. He's allowing 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.40 and they have given up 275 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 312 batters and walked 93 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.86. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 745 base knocks and 356 earned runs this season. They have given up 125 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 260 hitters and struck out 897 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 4.10.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 20th in the league. The Indians hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .347. He has 89 hits this year along with 35 RBI in 308 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 118. Carlos Santana is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .407. He has collected 97 hits in 336 at bats while driving in 54 runs. He has an OPS+ of 144 and a slugging percentage of .536. The Indians as a unit have 766 base hits, including 153 doubles and 125 homers. Cleveland has walked 332 times this year and they have struck out on 778 occasions. They have had 627 men left on base and have an OPS of .743. They have scored 4.55 runs per game and totaled 428 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Indians -265 and over 9.5 runs
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