Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers MLB Parlay 8/9/2019
Friday, August 9, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Brad Keller vs. Edwin Jackson
Niko Goodrum and the Detroit Tigers (33-78, 5th in AL Central) host the Kansas City Royals (41-74, 4th in AL Central) at Comerica Park on Friday, August 9, 2019.
The Royals have been a lousy choice for wagerers, having gone 41-74-0 SU. The Tigers cover 29.7% of the time, going 33-78-0 straight up.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Royals have been a hot and cold Under play for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 58-51-6.
Kansas City is covering 31.6% of the time as the road team, having gone 18-39-0 straight up.
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Tigers cover 26.4% of the time at Comerica Park, going 14-39-0 SU.
The Tigers have been a hot and cold Over play for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 50-53-8.
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
8/7/2019 Cam Gallagher C Side Probable for Aug 8
8/6/2019 Danny Duffy SP Hamstring 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
8/3/2019 Adalberto Mondesi SS Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
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 Detroit Tigers Injuries
8/7/2019 Tyson Ross SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/6/2019 Christin Stewart LF Concussion Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
8/6/2019 Jeimer Candelario 3B Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/5/2019 Jordan Zimmermann SP Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
7/24/2019 Josh Harrison 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
7/24/2019 Grayson Greiner C Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
4/30/2019 Matt Moore SP Knee Out for the season
3/23/2019 Michael Fulmer SP Elbow Out for the season
10/25/2019 Artie Lewicki RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 41-74 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brad Keller has a 7-11 record with an earned run average of 3.95 and a WHIP of 1.33 this season. He has 106 strikeouts over his 146 innings pitched and he's given up 135 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.73 and they have given up 410 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the bullpen and they've struck out 369 hitters and walked 182 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 5.04. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,074 base hits and 567 earned runs. They have allowed 153 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 408 batters and struck out 879. 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 4.83.
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As a team Kansas City is hitting .246, good for 22nd in the league. The Royals hold a .401 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 .271 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 111 hits this season in 410 at bats with 60 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .422 and an OPS+ of 102. Whit Merrifield is hitting .301 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 145 hits and he has driven in 55 men in 481 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .478. The Royals have 962 hits, including 201 doubles and 113 home runs. Kansas City has walked 327 times so far this season and they have struck out 979 times as a unit. They have left 746 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 4.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 494 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 33-78 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 11.12, Edwin Jackson has a 1-5 record and a 2.19 WHIP. He has 19 strikeouts over the 28.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 49 hits. He's allowing 15.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 8.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.10 and they have given up 438 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 381 batters and walked 190 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.14. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,060 base knocks and 562 earned runs this season. They have given up 163 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 360 hitters and struck out 914 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.75.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 30th in the league. The Tigers hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .294, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Niko Goodrum comes into this matchup batting .251 with an OBP of .326. He has 95 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 378 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .415 with an OPS+ of 94. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .288 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 104 hits in 361 at bats while driving in 43 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .391. The Tigers as a unit have 895 base hits, including 207 doubles and 102 homers. Detroit has walked 293 times this year and they have struck out on 1,084 occasions. They have had 748 men left on base and have an OPS of .678. They have scored 3.65 runs per game and totaled 405 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Royals and over the total runs
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