Kansas City Royals at Oakland Athletics MLB Picks 9/16/2019
Monday, September 16, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Glenn Sparkman vs. Tanner Roark
Matt Chapman and the Oakland Athletics (89-60, 2nd in AL West) play the Kansas City Royals (55-94, 4th in AL Central) at Oakland Coliseum on Monday, September 16, 2019. The Royals open this matchup at +268 while the Athletics are priced at -300. The O/U opens at 10.
The Royals have been an inconsistent play for wagerers, having gone 55-94-0 SU. Oakland is covering 59.7% of the time, going 89-60-0 straight up.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Royals have been an inconsistent Under pick for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 75-68-6.
Kansas City is covering 35.1% of the time as the visitor, having gone 26-48-0 straight up.
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics are covering 65.8% of the time at Oakland Coliseum, going 48-25-0 SU.
The Athletics have been an inconsistent Under pick for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 68-78-3.
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
9/12/2019 Kelvin Gutierrez 3B Toe Out for the season
8/31/2019 Trevor Oaks SP Hip Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
8/29/2019 Brad Keller SP Rest Out for the season
3/11/2019 Salvador Perez C Elbow Out for the season
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
9/14/2019 Mike Fiers SP Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
9/9/2019 Luis Barrera LF Shoulder Out for the season
9/4/2019 Stephen Piscotty RF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
5/15/2019 Daniel Gossett RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 55-94 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Glenn Sparkman has a 4-11 record with an earned run average of 5.94 and a WHIP of 1.48 this season. He has 72 strikeouts over his 122.2 innings pitched and he's given up 146 hits. He's allowed 10.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.06 and they have given up 550 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the bullpen and they've struck out 489 hitters and walked 241 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.12. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,402 base hits and 747 earned runs. They have allowed 200 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 534 batters and struck out 1,138. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.48 and their FIP as a unit is 4.86.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .245, good for 23rd in the league. The Royals hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Hunter Dozier is hitting .289 with an on-base percentage of .362. He has 136 hits this season in 471 at bats with 82 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .548 and an OPS+ of 135. Whit Merrifield is hitting .306 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .353. He has totaled 191 hits and he has driven in 73 men in 625 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .474. The Royals have 1,236 hits, including 250 doubles and 154 home runs. Kansas City has walked 420 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,263 times as a unit. They have left 961 men on base and have a team OPS of .707. They score 4.24 runs per contest and have scored a total of 632 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 89-60 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.01, Tanner Roark has a 10-8 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 144 strikeouts over the 152.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 160 hits. He's allowing 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.06 and they have given up 472 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 542 batters and walked 207 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 4.11. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,254 base knocks and 615 earned runs this season. They have given up 189 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 451 hitters and struck out 1,175 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.43.Related: Gambling 101 - MLB Betting Tips - Tony George of Doc's Sports
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 15th in the league. The Athletics hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Matt Chapman comes into this matchup batting .251 with an OBP of .345. He has 134 hits this year along with 84 RBI in 533 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .514 with an OPS+ of 129. Marcus Semien is hitting .281 this season and he has an OBP of .363. He has collected 171 hits in 608 at bats while driving in 83 runs. He has an OPS+ of 134 and a slugging percentage of .510. The Athletics as a unit have 1,284 base hits, including 267 doubles and 242 homers. Oakland has walked 521 times this year and they have struck out on 1,219 occasions. They have had 977 men left on base and have an OPS of .780. They have scored 5.34 runs per game and totaled 795 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals (+268)
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