Philadelphia Phillies at Kansas City Royals Baseball Betting Tips 5/12/2019
Sunday, May 12, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Vince Velasquez vs. Jakob Junis
The Philadelphia Phillies visit Kauffman Stadium on Sunday, May 12, 2019 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Vince Velasquez for the Phillies and Jakob Junis for the Royals.
The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at -125 and Kansas City at +115. The Phillies have a 16-20-1 over/under record and a 19-18-0 run line mark. The Royals are 21-18-0 against the run line and have a 22-15-2 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 16-20-1 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 19-18-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 22-15-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 21-18-0 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 21-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Vince Velasquez has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 3.86 and a WHIP of 1.35 this season. He has 32 strikeouts over his 30.1 innings pitched and he's given up 26 hits. He's allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have given up 128 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 131 hitters and walked 43 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 3.96. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 335 base hits and 148 earned runs. They have allowed 52 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 120 batters and struck out 320. They have walked 3.2 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 4.42.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .246, good for 17th in the league. The Phillies hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .353. He has 40 hits this season in 135 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .444 and an OPS+ of 109. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .410. He has totaled 38 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 133 at bats. His OPS+ is 166 while his slugging percentage is at .617. The Phillies have 312 hits, including 77 doubles and 44 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 152 times so far this season and they have struck out 330 times as a unit. They have left 270 men on base and have a team OPS of .751. They score 5.11 runs per contest and have scored a total of 189 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 14-25 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.52, Jakob Junis has a 3-3 record and a 1.52 WHIP. He has 37 strikeouts over the 44 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 53 hits. He's allowing 10.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.88 and they have given up 131 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 128 batters and walked 57 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.99. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 345 base knocks and 190 earned runs this season. They have given up 49 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 145 hitters and struck out 303 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.68.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 18th in the league. The Royals hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Whit Merrifield comes into this matchup batting .294 with an OBP of .352. He has 47 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 160 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .531 with an OPS+ of 136. Adalberto Mondesi is hitting .277 this season and he has an OBP of .314. He has collected 43 hits in 155 at bats while driving in 33 runs. He has an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .516. The Royals as a unit have 321 base hits, including 64 doubles and 48 homers. Kansas City has walked 134 times this year and they have struck out on 341 occasions. They have had 256 men left on base and have an OPS of .752. They have scored 4.74 runs per game and totaled 185 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Royals +115
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