New York Mets at Kansas City Royals MLB Betting Tips 8/18/2019
Sunday, August 18, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Wheeler vs. Glenn Sparkman
Pete Alonso and the New York Mets (62-60, 4th in NL East) go to Kauffman Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the Kansas City Royals (44-78, 4th in AL Central).
The Mets have been a decent bet for bettors, having gone 62-60-0 SU. The Royals cover 36.1% of the time, going 44-78-0 straight up.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The Mets have been a decent Over play for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 60-49-13.
The Mets cover 41.8% of the time away from home, having gone 28-39-0 straight up.
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City covers 38.3% of the time at Kauffman Stadium, going 23-37-0 SU.
The Royals have been a decent Over play for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 60-56-6.
Key New York Mets Injuries
8/16/2019 J.D LF Calf Probable for Aug 17
8/16/2019 Robert Gsellman RP Triceps Probable for Aug 17
8/14/2019 Jacob Rhame RP Elbow Out for the season
8/14/2019 Brandon Nimmo LF Neck Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/14/2019 Jeff McNeil LF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/13/2019 Dominic Smith LF Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
8/5/2019 Robinson Cano 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 29
8/2/2019 Jed Lowrie 3B Calf Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
5/23/2019 Yoenis Cespedes CF Ankle Out for the season
5/3/2019 Drew Smith RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
8/16/2019 Trevor Oaks SP Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/14/2019 Adalberto Mondesi SS Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/8/2019 Jesse Hahn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/8/2019 Cam Gallagher C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/6/2019 Danny Duffy SP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
3/11/2019 Salvador Perez C Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 62-60 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Wheeler has a 9-7 record with an earned run average of 4.36 and a WHIP of 1.28 this season. He has 151 strikeouts over his 144.1 innings pitched and he's given up 147 hits. He's allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.27 and they have given up 405 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen and they've struck out 408 hitters and walked 185 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.44. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 1,076 base hits and 540 earned runs. They have allowed 157 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 398 batters and struck out 1,124. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.25.
As a team New York is hitting .257, good for 11th in the league. The Mets hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Pete Alonso is hitting .263 with an on-base percentage of .368. He has 115 hits this season in 438 at bats with 91 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .591 and an OPS+ of 152. Amed Rosario is hitting .290 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .326. He has totaled 133 hits and he has driven in 50 men in 459 at bats. His OPS+ is 106 while his slugging percentage is at .451. The Mets have 1,090 hits, including 206 doubles and 178 home runs. New York has walked 386 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,066 times as a unit. They have left 860 men on base and have a team OPS of .764. They score 4.81 runs per contest and have scored a total of 587 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 44-78 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.45, Glenn Sparkman has a 3-8 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He has 58 strikeouts over the 99 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 115 hits. He's allowing 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 430 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 392 batters and walked 192 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.94. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,138 base knocks and 594 earned runs this season. They have given up 161 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 434 hitters and struck out 949 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.78.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 24th in the league. The Royals hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Alex Gordon comes into this matchup batting .260 with an OBP of .333. He has 114 hits this year along with 63 RBI in 439 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .408 with an OPS+ of 95. Whit Merrifield is hitting .303 this season and he has an OBP of .357. He has collected 156 hits in 515 at bats while driving in 62 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .483. The Royals as a unit have 1,024 base hits, including 216 doubles and 125 homers. Kansas City has walked 351 times this year and they have struck out on 1,038 occasions. They have had 794 men left on base and have an OPS of .712. They have scored 4.3 runs per game and totaled 529 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mets
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