Kansas City Royals at Toronto Blue Jays MLB Picks 6/30/2019
Sunday, June 30, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Brad Keller vs. Aaron Sanchez
Freddy Galvis and the Toronto Blue Jays (30-52, 4th in AL East) host the Kansas City Royals (28-54, 4th in AL Central) at Rogers Centre on Sunday, June 30, 2019. The Royals open this contest at +110 while the Blue Jays are coming in at -120. The O/U has been set at 9.5.
The Royals have been a lousy choice for MLB wagerers, having gone 28-54-0 SU. The Blue Jays are covering 36.6% of the time, going 30-52-0 straight up. The Blue Jays have been a lousy choice for MLB wagerers as the favorite, going 9-11-0 SU. Kansas City is covering 32.4% of the time as an underdog, having gone 23-48-0 straight up.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Royals have been a decent Over play for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 39-38-5.
Kansas City is covering 29.3% of the time as the away team, having gone 12-29-0 straight up.
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto is covering 35.9% of the time at Rogers Centre, going 14-25-0 SU.
The Blue Jays have been a decent Over play for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 40-39-3.
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
6/28/2019 Jacob Waguespack RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 3
6/26/2019 Ryan Borucki RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
6/26/2019 Edwin Jackson SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 4
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 28-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brad Keller has a 3-9 record with an earned run average of 4.32 and a WHIP of 1.39 this season. He has 72 strikeouts over his 100 innings pitched and he's given up 91 hits. He's allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.81 and they have given up 285 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the bullpen and they've struck out 272 hitters and walked 120 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.95. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 739 base hits and 395 earned runs. They have allowed 105 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 291 batters and struck out 635. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.73.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .245, good for 19th in the league. The Royals hold a .404 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. Alex Gordon is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .350. He has 77 hits this season in 285 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .456 and an OPS+ of 113. Whit Merrifield is hitting .299 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 103 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 344 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .497. The Royals have 680 hits, including 144 doubles and 82 home runs. Kansas City has walked 230 times so far this season and they have struck out 716 times as a unit. They have left 535 men on base and have a team OPS of .712. They score 4.24 runs per contest and have scored a total of 348 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 30-52 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.89, Aaron Sanchez has a 3-10 record and a 1.70 WHIP. He has 69 strikeouts over the 84 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 95 hits. He's allowing 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 318 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 354 batters and walked 143 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.88. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 746 base knocks and 393 earned runs this season. They have given up 121 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 312 hitters and struck out 675 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.91.Related: Fixed Games - Point Shaving - NBA Refs - NFL fixed Games - Matt Holt and Tony George talk about it all in this video
As a team, they are batting .229, good for 28th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .295, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Freddy Galvis comes into this matchup batting .264 with an OBP of .301. He has 78 hits this year along with 38 RBI in 296 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .436 with an OPS+ of 97. Randal Grichuk is hitting .228 this season and he has an OBP of .285. He has collected 71 hits in 311 at bats while driving in 34 runs. He has an OPS+ of 89 and a slugging percentage of .421. The Blue Jays as a unit have 632 base hits, including 123 doubles and 111 homers. Toronto has walked 248 times this year and they have struck out on 758 occasions. They have had 497 men left on base and have an OPS of .695. They have scored 4.17 runs per game and totaled 342 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals +110
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