Oakland Athletics at Kansas City Royals MLB Point Spread Picks 8/27/2019
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Fiers vs. Mike Montgomery
Matt Chapman and the Oakland Athletics (74-55, 2nd in AL West) travel to Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday where they'll meet the Kansas City Royals (46-85, 4th in AL Central). The moneyline on this game has the Athletics priced at -160 and the Royals are at +150. The total opens at 9.5.
The Athletics have been excellent for bettors, having gone 74-55-0 SU. The Royals cover 35.1% of the time, going 46-85-0 straight up.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been a less than ideal Over option for O/U bettors, having gone 58-69-2.
Oakland is covering 51.7% of the time as a visitor, having gone 31-29-0 straight up.
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Royals cover 37.1% of the time at Kauffman Stadium, going 23-39-0 SU.
The Royals have been a less than ideal Over option for O/U bettors, having gone 62-63-6.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
8/25/2019 Chris Herrmann C Groin Probable for Aug 26
8/25/2019 Stephen Piscotty RF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
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
8/24/2019 Cam Gallagher C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/23/2019 Danny Duffy SP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
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 74-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Fiers has a 12-3 record with an earned run average of 3.46 and a WHIP of 1.13 this season. He has 106 strikeouts over his 158.2 innings pitched and he's given up 133 hits. He's allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 414 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 451 hitters and walked 179 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 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 4.06. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 1,088 base hits and 530 earned runs. They have allowed 155 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 397 batters and struck out 1,002. 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 4.37.
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As a team Oakland is hitting .247, good for 19th in the league. The Athletics hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Matt Chapman is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .343. He has 122 hits this season in 473 at bats with 72 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .522 and an OPS+ of 129. Marcus Semien is hitting .272 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 143 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 525 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .482. The Athletics have 1,096 hits, including 230 doubles and 204 home runs. Oakland has walked 440 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,046 times as a unit. They have left 845 men on base and have a team OPS of .766. They score 5.04 runs per contest and have scored a total of 655 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 46-85 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.99, Mike Montgomery has a 3-6 record and a 1.60 WHIP. He has 48 strikeouts over the 61.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 77 hits. He's allowing 11.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.88 and they have given up 470 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 418 batters and walked 207 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.01. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,217 base knocks and 642 earned runs this season. They have given up 176 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 467 hitters and struck out 1,001 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.85.Related: Robert Ferringo teaches you 4 reasons you should be betting NFL Preseason on this exclusive YouTube Video - Here
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 26th in the league. The Royals hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Hunter Dozier comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .360. He has 114 hits this year along with 70 RBI in 403 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .543 with an OPS+ of 134. Whit Merrifield is hitting .298 this season and he has an OBP of .349. He has collected 164 hits in 550 at bats while driving in 65 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .473. The Royals as a unit have 1,074 base hits, including 223 doubles and 131 homers. Kansas City has walked 372 times this year and they have struck out on 1,108 occasions. They have had 839 men left on base and have an OPS of .701. They have scored 4.23 runs per game and totaled 554 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics (-160)
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