Kansas City Royals at Texas Rangers MLB Picks 5/30/2019
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jakob Junis vs. Mike Minor
Adalberto Mondesi and the Kansas City Royals (18-36, 5th in AL Central) travel to Globe Life Park on Thursday where they'll meet the Texas Rangers (26-26, 3rd in AL West). The line on this matchup has the Royals coming in at +158 and the Rangers are at -168. The over/under has been set at 10.5.
The Royals have been an awful choice for MLB wagerers, having gone 18-36-0 SU. The Rangers cover 50.0% of the time, going 26-26-0 straight up. The Rangers have been excellent for baseball bettors as favorites, going 8-3-0 SU. Kansas City covers 31.2% of the time as the underdog, having gone 15-33-0 straight up.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Royals have been a bad Under option for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 28-22-4.
The Royals cover 26.9% of the time as the away team, having gone 7-19-0 straight up.
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas covers 68.0% of the time at Globe Life Park, going 17-8-0 SU.
The Rangers have been a less than ideal Under option for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 28-23-1.
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
5/25/2019 Lucas Duda DH Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
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
2/19/2019 Jesse Hahn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
5/28/2019 Jose Leclerc RP Calf Probable for May 28
5/26/2019 Taylor Hearn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 14
5/22/2019 Edinson Volquez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
5/22/2019 Willie Calhoun LF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
5/15/2019 Clayton Blackburn RP Elbow Probable for May 29
5/15/2019 Scott Heineman LF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
4/1/2019 Yohander Mendez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 15
3/28/2019 Luke Farrell SP Jaw Expected to be out until at least May 29
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 18-36 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jakob Junis has a 3-5 record with an earned run average of 5.58 and a WHIP of 1.48 this season. He has 54 strikeouts over his 61.1 innings pitched and he's given up 68 hits. He's allowed 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.85 and they have given up 196 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the bullpen and they've struck out 179 hitters and walked 84 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.18. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 494 base hits and 273 earned runs. They have allowed 65 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 210 batters and struck out 417. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.48 and their FIP as a unit is 4.69.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .243, good for 22nd in the league. The Royals hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Adalberto Mondesi is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .318. He has 61 hits this season in 215 at bats with 41 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .479 and an OPS+ of 109. Whit Merrifield is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 64 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 222 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Royals have 441 hits, including 89 doubles and 56 home runs. Kansas City has walked 172 times so far this season and they have struck out 459 times as a unit. They have left 351 men on base and have a team OPS of .722. They score 4.44 runs per contest and have scored a total of 240 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 26-26 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.55, Mike Minor has a 5-3 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 72 strikeouts over the 70.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 58 hits. He's allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.03 and they have given up 230 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 181 batters and walked 95 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.07. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 494 base knocks and 259 earned runs this season. They have given up 68 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 206 hitters and struck out 411 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.52 while their FIP as a staff is 4.74.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 11th in the league. The Rangers hold a .463 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Nomar Mazara comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .313. He has 47 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 182 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .445 with an OPS+ of 93. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .291 this season and he has an OBP of .382. He has collected 55 hits in 189 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .529. The Rangers as a unit have 452 base hits, including 109 doubles and 82 homers. Texas has walked 196 times this year and they have struck out on 511 occasions. They have had 344 men left on base and have an OPS of .797. They have scored 5.69 runs per game and totaled 296 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals +158
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