Philadelphia Phillies at Kansas City Royals Baseball Betting Tips 5/11/2019
Saturday, May 11, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Zach Eflin vs. Brad Keller
The Philadelphia Phillies visit Kauffman Stadium on Saturday, May 11, 2019 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Zach Eflin for the Phillies and Brad Keller for the Royals.
The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at -138 and Kansas City at +128. The Phillies have a 16-19-1 over/under record and a 19-17-0 run line mark. The Royals are 20-18-0 against the run line and have a 22-14-2 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 16-19-1 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 19-17-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 22-14-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 20-18-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
04/25/19 CF Roman Quinn Groin 10-day IL (04/25)
04/20/19 2B Scott Kingery Hamstring 10-day IL (04/20)
04/20/19 P Victor Arano Elbow 10-day IL (04/19)
04/17/19 P Tommy Hunter Forearm 60-day IL (03/25)
04/15/19 P David Robertson Elbow 10-day IL (04/15)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
04/27/19 1B Lucas Duda Back 10-day IL (04/24)
03/25/19 C Salvador Perez Elbow is out for season
03/25/19 P Trevor Oaks Hip 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Brian Flynn Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Eric Skoglund Suspension 80 game suspension
03/25/19 P Jesse Hahn Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 21-15 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zach Eflin has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.14 this season. He has 31 strikeouts over his 42 innings pitched and he's given up 41 hits. He's allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 127 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 129 hitters and walked 41 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.94. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 327 base hits and 144 earned runs. They have allowed 49 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 115 batters and struck out 313. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.34.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .249, good for 12th in the league. The Phillies hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .420. He has 38 hits this season in 129 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .636 and an OPS+ of 173. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .305 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .363. He has totaled 40 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 131 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .458. The Phillies have 308 hits, including 75 doubles and 44 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 147 times so far this season and they have struck out 318 times as a unit. They have left 263 men on base and have a team OPS of .759. They score 5.22 runs per contest and have scored a total of 188 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 13-25 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.99, Brad Keller has a 2-3 record and a 1.39 WHIP. He has 36 strikeouts over the 47.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 38 hits. He's allowing 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.03 and they have given up 131 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 120 batters and walked 55 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.09. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 341 base knocks and 189 earned runs this season. They have given up 49 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 140 hitters and struck out 291 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.76.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 17th in the league. The Royals hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Adalberto Mondesi comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .309. He has 42 hits this year along with 33 RBI in 152 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .520 with an OPS+ of 119. Whit Merrifield is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .355. He has collected 46 hits in 156 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 138 and a slugging percentage of .538. The Royals as a unit have 313 base hits, including 64 doubles and 45 homers. Kansas City has walked 129 times this year and they have struck out on 334 occasions. They have had 250 men left on base and have an OPS of .748. They have scored 4.74 runs per game and totaled 180 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Royals +128
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