Oakland Athletics at Kansas City Royals MLB Parlay 8/29/2019
Thursday, August 29, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Bassitt vs. Glenn Sparkman
Hunter Dozier and the Kansas City Royals (46-87, 4th in AL Central) play the Oakland Athletics (76-55, 2nd in AL West) at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday, August 29, 2019. The Athletics open this matchup at -175 while the Royals are coming in at +165. The over/under has been set at 10.
The Athletics have been strong for wagerers, having gone 76-55-0 SU. The Royals are covering 34.6% of the time, going 46-87-0 straight up.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been a less than ideal Over bet for O/U bettors, having gone 59-70-2.
Oakland is covering 53.2% of the time as the visitor, having gone 33-29-0 straight up.
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Royals are covering 35.9% of the time at Kauffman Stadium, going 23-41-0 SU.
The Royals have been a less than ideal Over bet for O/U bettors, having gone 63-64-6.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
8/27/2019 Chris Herrmann C Groin Probable for Aug 28
8/26/2019 Stephen Piscotty RF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
8/22/2019 Sean Manaea SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
8/17/2019 Ramon Laureano CF Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
5/15/2019 Daniel Gossett RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
8/27/2019 Danny Duffy SP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/24/2019 Cam Gallagher C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/22/2019 Jake Newberry RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
8/20/2019 Jesse Hahn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
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
3/11/2019 Salvador Perez C Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 76-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Bassitt has a 9-5 record with an earned run average of 3.59 and a WHIP of 1.18 this season. He has 117 strikeouts over his 125.1 innings pitched and he's given up 105 hits. He's allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 418 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 459 hitters and walked 181 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 1,108 base hits and 535 earned runs. They have allowed 156 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 401 batters and struck out 1,018. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.34.
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As a team Oakland is hitting .249, good for 19th in the league. The Athletics hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Matt Chapman is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 124 hits this season in 478 at bats with 74 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .529 and an OPS+ of 131. Marcus Semien is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 145 hits and he has driven in 69 men in 531 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .490. The Athletics have 1,123 hits, including 234 doubles and 208 home runs. Oakland has walked 451 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,064 times as a unit. They have left 860 men on base and have a team OPS of .770. They score 5.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 676 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 46-87 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.52, Glenn Sparkman has a 3-9 record and a 1.45 WHIP. He has 65 strikeouts over the 109.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 126 hits. He's allowing 10.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.05 and they have given up 489 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .272 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 429 batters and walked 212 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.6 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 as a team have surrendered 1,244 base knocks and 662 earned runs this season. They have given up 180 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 478 hitters and struck out 1,019 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 4.87.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 24th in the league. The Royals hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Hunter Dozier comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .359. He has 114 hits this year along with 70 RBI in 407 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .538 with an OPS+ of 132. Whit Merrifield is hitting .297 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 165 hits in 555 at bats while driving in 66 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .470. The Royals as a unit have 1,094 base hits, including 226 doubles and 132 homers. Kansas City has walked 376 times this year and they have struck out on 1,124 occasions. They have had 854 men left on base and have an OPS of .701. They have scored 4.2 runs per game and totaled 559 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Athletics and over the total runs
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