Oakland Athletics at Kansas City Royals MLB Point Spread Picks 8/28/2019
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark vs. Jakob Junis
Whit Merrifield and the Kansas City Royals (46-86, 4th in AL Central) host the Oakland Athletics (75-55, 2nd in AL West) at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. The moneyline on this game has the Athletics coming in at -160 and the Royals are at +150. The O/U has been set at 9.5.
The Athletics have been a great option for bettors, having gone 75-55-0 SU. The Royals are covering 34.8% of the time, going 46-86-0 straight up.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been a less than ideal Over option for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 59-69-2.
Oakland covers 52.5% of the time on the road, having gone 32-29-0 straight up.
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City covers 36.5% of the time at Kauffman Stadium, going 23-40-0 SU.
The Royals have been a less than ideal Over option for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 63-63-6.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
8/27/2019 Chris Herrmann C Groin Probable for Aug 27
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
8/24/2019 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 75-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tanner Roark has a 8-8 record with an earned run average of 3.95 and a WHIP of 1.38 this season. He has 131 strikeouts over his 134.1 innings pitched and he's given up 142 hits. He's allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 417 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 455 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 4.06. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 1,099 base hits and 534 earned runs. They have allowed 156 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 399 batters and struck out 1,009. 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 4.36.
As a team Oakland is hitting .249, good for 19th in the league. The Athletics hold a .448 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .273 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 145 hits this season in 531 at bats with 69 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .490 and an OPS+ of 126. Matt Chapman is hitting .259 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 124 hits and he has driven in 74 men in 478 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .529. The Athletics have 1,118 hits, including 232 doubles and 208 home runs. Oakland has walked 446 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,054 times as a unit. They have left 854 men on base and have a team OPS of .772. They score 5.15 runs per contest and have scored a total of 674 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 46-86 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.89, Jakob Junis has a 8-12 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 146 strikeouts over the 154.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 165 hits. He's allowing 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.08 and they have given up 489 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 425 batters and walked 210 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 5.12. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,239 base knocks and 661 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 473 hitters and struck out 1,009 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 4.89.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 25th in the league. The Royals hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Whit Merrifield comes into this matchup batting .297 with an OBP of .348. He has 165 hits this year along with 66 RBI in 555 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .470 with an OPS+ of 113. Hunter Dozier is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 114 hits in 407 at bats while driving in 70 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .538. The Royals as a unit have 1,085 base hits, including 224 doubles and 132 homers. Kansas City has walked 374 times this year and they have struck out on 1,115 occasions. They have had 847 men left on base and have an OPS of .701. They have scored 4.23 runs per game and totaled 558 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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