Kansas City Royals at Seattle Mariners MLB Point Spread Picks 6/18/2019
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Homer Bailey vs. Yusei Kikuchi
Domingo Santana and the Seattle Mariners (31-44, 5th in AL West) play the Kansas City Royals (23-48, 5th in AL Central) at T-Mobile Park on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. The Mariners open this game at -130 while the Royals are priced at +120. The O/U opens at 9.
The Royals have been awful for wagerers, having gone 23-48-0 SU. The Mariners are covering 41.3% of the time, going 31-44-0 straight up. The Mariners have been an excellent play for wagerers as favorites, going 10-8-0 SU. Kansas City covers 29.5% of the time as the underdog, having gone 18-43-0 straight up.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Royals have been a solid Over pick for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 34-32-5.
Kansas City covers 26.5% of the time as the visitor, having gone 9-25-0 straight up.
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Mariners are covering 37.1% of the time at T-Mobile Park, going 13-22-0 SU.
The Mariners have been an excellent Over pick for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 49-23-3.
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
6/16/2019 Hunter Dozier 3B Side Expected to be out until at least Jun 24
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 Seattle Mariners Injuries
6/16/2019 Ryon Healy 3B Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/15/2019 Felix Hernandez SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/15/2019 Sam Tuivailala RP Achilles Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/14/2019 Brandon Brennan RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/12/2019 Connor Sadzeck RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
6/11/2019 Braden Bishop CF Chest Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/11/2019 Hunter Strickland RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/7/2019 Mitch Haniger RF Groin Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
6/5/2019 Chasen Bradford RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
4/28/2019 Arodys Vizcaino RP Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 23-48 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Homer Bailey has a 5-6 record with an earned run average of 5.37 and a WHIP of 1.45 this season. He has 61 strikeouts over his 67 innings pitched and he's given up 68 hits. He's allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.90 and they have given up 252 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen and they've struck out 239 hitters and walked 111 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 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 637 base hits and 350 earned runs. They have allowed 83 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 265 batters and struck out 548. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.63.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .242, good for 22nd in the league. The Royals hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Adalberto Mondesi is hitting .272 with an on-base percentage of .306. He has 77 hits this season in 283 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .449 and an OPS+ of 98. Whit Merrifield is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 89 hits and he has driven in 33 men in 295 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .492. The Royals have 580 hits, including 116 doubles and 70 home runs. Kansas City has walked 207 times so far this season and they have struck out 625 times as a unit. They have left 467 men on base and have a team OPS of .706. They score 4.17 runs per contest and have scored a total of 296 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 31-44 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.78, Yusei Kikuchi has a 3-4 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 55 strikeouts over the 75.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 86 hits. He's allowing 10.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.45 and they have given up 291 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 283 batters and walked 153 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.34. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 731 base knocks and 396 earned runs this season. They have given up 129 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 249 hitters and struck out 571 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 5.23.Related: MLB Baseball First Five Innings Betting Strategy
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 20th in the league. The Mariners hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Domingo Santana comes into this matchup batting .274 with an OBP of .337. He has 78 hits this year along with 49 RBI in 285 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .467 with an OPS+ of 118. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .241 this season and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 58 hits in 241 at bats while driving in 49 runs. He has an OPS+ of 140 and a slugging percentage of .531. The Mariners as a unit have 629 base hits, including 131 doubles and 132 homers. Seattle has walked 282 times this year and they have struck out on 735 occasions. They have had 511 men left on base and have an OPS of .772. They have scored 5.21 runs per game and totaled 391 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Royals +120
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