Kansas City Royals at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Parlay 4/23/2019
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Homer Bailey vs. Jalen Beeks
The Kansas City Royals visit Tropicana Field on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Homer Bailey for the Royals and Jalen Beeks for the Rays.
The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +115 and Tampa Bay at -125. The Royals have a 13-8-1 over/under record and a 13-9-0 run line mark. The Rays are 14-8-0 against the run line and have a 9-12-1 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 13-8-1 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 13-9-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 9-12-1 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 14-8-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
03/25/19 C Salvador Perez Elbow is out for season
03/25/19 P Trevor Oaks Hip 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Brian Flynn Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Danny Duffy Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Eric Skoglund Suspension 80 game suspension
03/25/19 P Jesse Hahn Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
04/21/19 CF Austin Meadows Thumb 10-day IL (04/21)
04/21/19 C Mike Zunino Paternity List is questionable Monday vs Kansas City Royals
04/16/19 P Blake Snell Toe 10-day IL (04/16)
03/30/19 P Anthony Banda Elbow 10-day IL (03/28)
03/28/19 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day IL (03/28)
03/28/19 3B Matt Duffy Hamstring 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 7-15 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Homer Bailey has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 4.30 and a WHIP of 1.09 this season. He has 27 strikeouts over his 23 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He's allowed 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.06 and they have given up 85 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .296 against the bullpen and they've struck out 67 hitters and walked 42 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.35. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 192 base hits and 110 earned runs. They have allowed 28 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 85 batters and struck out 173. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.50 and their FIP as a unit is 4.80.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .239, good for 19th in the league. The Royals hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Whit Merrifield is hitting .292 with an on-base percentage of .319. He has 26 hits this season in 89 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .483 and an OPS+ of 113. Jorge Soler is hitting .228 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .291. He has totaled 18 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 79 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .481. The Royals have 168 hits, including 35 doubles and 25 home runs. Kansas City has walked 75 times so far this season and they have struck out 173 times as a unit. They have left 143 men on base and have a team OPS of .737. They score 4.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 93 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 14-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.40, Jalen Beeks has a 0-0 record and a 1.67 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 14.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 18 hits. He's allowing 11.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.82 and they have given up 93 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 103 batters and walked 36 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.83. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 148 base knocks and 60 earned runs this season. They have given up 18 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 53 hitters and struck out 213 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.05 while their FIP as a staff is 3.00.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 4th in the league. The Rays hold a .462 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Ji-Man Choi comes into this matchup batting .286 with an OBP of .387. He has 18 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 63 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .444 with an OPS+ of 128. Tommy Pham is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .404. He has collected 23 hits in 78 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .410. The Rays as a unit have 195 base hits, including 40 doubles and 29 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 80 times this year and they have struck out on 208 occasions. They have had 165 men left on base and have an OPS of .807. They have scored 4.95 runs per game and totaled 104 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Rays -125
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