Seattle Mariners at Kansas City Royals MLB Point Spread Picks 4/9/2019
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Marco Gonzales vs. Jakob Junis
The Seattle Mariners visit Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Marco Gonzales for the Mariners and Jakob Junis for the Royals.
The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at -117 and Kansas City at +107. The Mariners have a 8-3-0 over/under record and a 9-2-0 run line mark. The Royals are 4-4-0 against the run line and have a 6-2-0 over/under record.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 8-3-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 9-2-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 6-2-0 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 4-4-0 against the run line
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
04/08/19 SS Tim Beckham Hamstring left last game, is questionable Monday vs Kansas City Royals
04/02/19 P Hunter Strickland Side 60-day IL (04/02)
03/25/19 P Gerson Bautista Pectoral 10-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 3B Kyle Seager Hand 60-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 P Sam Tuivailala Achilles 10-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 P Shawn Armstrong Undisclosed 10-day IL (03/17)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
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 Danny Duffy Shoulder 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 Mariners have a 9-2 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marco Gonzales has a 3-0 record with an earned run average of 3.20 and a WHIP of 1.17 this season. He has 11 strikeouts over his 19.2 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He's allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.42 and they have given up 26 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .191 against the bullpen and they've struck out 36 hitters and walked 24 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.83. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 97 base hits and 43 earned runs. They have allowed 13 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 35 batters and struck out 83. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.15.
As a team Seattle is hitting .278, good for 4th in the league. The Mariners hold a .550 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .367, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.8 hits per game. Domingo Santana is hitting .311 with an on-base percentage of .415. He has 14 hits this season in 45 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .622 and an OPS+ of 199. Dee Gordon is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .300. He has totaled 10 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 36 at bats. His OPS+ is 78 while his slugging percentage is at .306. The Mariners have 108 hits, including 23 doubles and 27 home runs. Seattle has walked 51 times so far this season and they have struck out 101 times as a unit. They have left 81 men on base and have a team OPS of .917. They score 7.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 85 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 2-6 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.63, Jakob Junis has a 1-0 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He has 14 strikeouts over the 11.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 12 hits. He's allowing 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 8.10 and they have given up 29 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .305 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 19 batters and walked 21 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 5.27. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 69 base knocks and 41 earned runs this season. They have given up 5 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 39 hitters and struck out 62 batters. They give up a walk 5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.54 while their FIP as a staff is 4.12.
As a team, they are batting .228, good for 22nd in the league. The Royals hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .284, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Jorge Soler comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .303. He has 8 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 31 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .484 with an OPS+ of 121. Whit Merrifield is hitting .324 this season and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 11 hits in 34 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 151 and a slugging percentage of .529. The Royals as a unit have 61 base hits, including 10 doubles and 7 homers. Kansas City has walked 19 times this year and they have struck out on 62 occasions. They have had 45 men left on base and have an OPS of .666. They have scored 4.38 runs per game and totaled 35 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners -117
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