Kansas City Royals at Washington Nationals MLB Parlay 7/5/2019
Friday, July 5, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Brad Keller vs. Austin Voth
Alex Gordon and the Kansas City Royals (29-58, 5th in AL Central) travel to Nationals Park on Friday where they'll meet the Washington Nationals (44-41, 3rd in NL East). The Nationals open this contest at -185 while the Royals are coming in at +174. The total is set at 10.5.
The Royals have been an awful choice for baseball bettors, having gone 29-58-0 SU. Washington is covering 51.8% of the time, going 44-41-0 straight up. The Nationals have been awful for Las Vegas oddsmakers as favorites, going 33-24-0 SU. The Royals are covering 31.6% of the time as the underdog, having gone 24-52-0 straight up.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Royals have been an inconsistent Under play for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 43-39-5.
The Royals are covering 29.5% of the time as the away team, having gone 13-31-0 straight up.
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Nationals are covering 54.8% of the time at Nationals Park, going 23-19-0 SU.
The Nationals have been an inconsistent Under play for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 42-37-6.
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
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 Washington Nationals Injuries
7/3/2019 Justin Miller RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
7/2/2019 Kyle Barraclough RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/27/2019 Rafael Bautista RF Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/25/2019 Jeremy Hellickson SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
6/13/2019 Koda Glover RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
6/13/2019 Austen Williams RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 17
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 29-58 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brad Keller has a 4-9 record with an earned run average of 4.63 and a WHIP of 1.42 this season. He has 75 strikeouts over his 105 innings pitched and he's given up 99 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.77 and they have given up 305 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen and they've struck out 283 hitters and walked 130 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.09. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 792 base hits and 431 earned runs. They have allowed 115 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 315 batters and struck out 663. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.87.
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As a team Kansas City is hitting .246, good for 18th 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. Alex Gordon is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .348. He has 82 hits this season in 304 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .444 and an OPS+ of 110. Whit Merrifield is hitting .310 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 113 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 365 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .504. The Royals have 724 hits, including 152 doubles and 86 home runs. Kansas City has walked 243 times so far this season and they have struck out 761 times as a unit. They have left 565 men on base and have a team OPS of .711. They score 4.24 runs per contest and have scored a total of 369 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 44-41 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.35, Austin Voth has a 0-0 record and a 1.16 WHIP. He has 10 strikeouts over the 10.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 10 hits. He's allowing 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.28 and they have given up 268 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 255 batters and walked 113 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 711 base knocks and 375 earned runs this season. They have given up 100 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 265 hitters and struck out 811 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.01.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 16th in the league. The Nationals hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this matchup batting .275 with an OBP of .359. He has 86 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 313 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .377 with an OPS+ of 91. Anthony Rendon is hitting .307 this season and he has an OBP of .394. He has collected 81 hits in 264 at bats while driving in 58 runs. He has an OPS+ of 154 and a slugging percentage of .617. The Nationals as a unit have 723 base hits, including 137 doubles and 119 homers. Washington has walked 277 times this year and they have struck out on 723 occasions. They have had 566 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They have scored 4.94 runs per game and totaled 420 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Nationals -185 and over 10.5 runs
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