Kansas City Royals at Toronto Blue Jays MLB Picks 6/29/2019
Saturday, June 29, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Homer Bailey vs. Marcus Stroman
Whit Merrifield and the Kansas City Royals (28-53, 4th in AL Central) travel to Rogers Centre on Saturday where they'll take on the Toronto Blue Jays (29-52, 4th in AL East). The Royals open this contest at +139 while the Blue Jays are priced at -149. The O/U has been set at 9.
The Royals have been a lousy bet for baseball wagerers, having gone 28-53-0 SU. The Blue Jays are covering 35.8% of the time, going 29-52-0 straight up. The Blue Jays have been a lousy bet for baseball wagerers as a favorite, going 9-11-0 SU. Kansas City has gone 23-48-0 straight up as the underdog, so they are covering 32.4% of the time.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Royals have been a dicey Under bet for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 39-37-5.
The Royals are covering 30.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 12-28-0 straight up.
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Blue Jays are covering 34.2% of the time at Rogers Centre, going 13-25-0 SU.
The Blue Jays have been a dicey Under bet for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 40-38-3.
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
6/20/2019 Adalberto Mondesi SS Groin Expected to be out until at least Jun 29
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 Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
6/26/2019 Edwin Jackson SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 4
6/26/2019 Ryan Borucki RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
6/25/2019 Jacob Waguespack RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
6/18/2019 Justin Smoak 1B Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
6/17/2019 Elvis Luciano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
6/15/2019 Devon Travis 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/13/2019 Ryan Tepera RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
6/12/2019 Clay Buchholz SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/4/2019 Dalton Pompey CF Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
5/15/2019 Matt Shoemaker SP Knee Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 28-53 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Homer Bailey has a 7-6 record with an earned run average of 4.61 and a WHIP of 1.38 this season. He has 72 strikeouts over his 80 innings pitched and he's given up 78 hits. He's allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.73 and they have given up 283 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen and they've struck out 272 hitters and walked 119 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.93. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 730 base hits and 389 earned runs. They have allowed 101 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 289 batters and struck out 627. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.69.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .245, good for 20th in the league. The Royals hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Whit Merrifield is hitting .303 with an on-base percentage of .349. He has 103 hits this season in 340 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .503 and an OPS+ of 123. Alex Gordon is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 74 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 281 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .448. The Royals have 671 hits, including 140 doubles and 81 home runs. Kansas City has walked 228 times so far this season and they have struck out 704 times as a unit. They have left 527 men on base and have a team OPS of .711. They score 4.27 runs per contest and have scored a total of 346 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 29-52 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.04, Marcus Stroman has a 5-9 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 77 strikeouts over the 100.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 96 hits. He's allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have given up 314 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 345 batters and walked 142 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.91. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 737 base knocks and 391 earned runs this season. They have given up 120 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 310 hitters and struck out 663 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.94.Related: Fixed Games - Point Shaving - NBA Refs - NFL fixed Games - Matt Holt and Tony George talk about it in it all in this video
As a team, they are batting .229, good for 28th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .295, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Randal Grichuk comes into this matchup batting .228 with an OBP of .285. He has 70 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 307 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .414 with an OPS+ of 87. Freddy Galvis is hitting .264 this season and he has an OBP of .302. He has collected 77 hits in 292 at bats while driving in 38 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .438. The Blue Jays as a unit have 623 base hits, including 123 doubles and 107 homers. Toronto has walked 246 times this year and they have struck out on 750 occasions. They have had 492 men left on base and have an OPS of .692. They have scored 4.15 runs per game and totaled 336 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals +139
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