Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals MLB Picks 4/30/2019
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Blake Snell vs. Jakob Junis
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Blake Snell for the Rays and Jakob Junis for the Royals.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at -164 and Kansas City at +154. The Rays have a 11-15-1 over/under record and a 18-9-0 run line mark. The Royals are 15-13-0 against the run line and have a 17-10-1 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 11-15-1 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 18-9-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 17-10-1 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 15-13-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
04/26/19 P Hunter Wood Paternity List is out indefinitely
04/26/19 2B Joey Wendle Wrist 10-day IL (04/25)
04/21/19 CF Austin Meadows Thumb 10-day IL (04/21)
03/30/19 P Anthony Banda Elbow 10-day IL (03/28)
03/28/19 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day IL (03/28)
03/28/19 3B Matt Duffy Hamstring 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
04/29/19 P Jakob Junis Hand is upgraded to probable next start Tuesday vs Tampa Bay Rays
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 Rays have a 18-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Blake Snell has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 2.54 and a WHIP of 0.92 this season. He has 39 strikeouts over his 28.1 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He's allowed 6.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 111 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen and they've struck out 128 hitters and walked 46 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.95. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 194 base hits and 81 earned runs. They have allowed 27 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 79 batters and struck out 270. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.11 and their FIP as a unit is 3.41.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .255, good for 13th in the league. The Rays hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Brandon Lowe is hitting .291 with an on-base percentage of .347. He has 25 hits this season in 86 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .581 and an OPS+ of 146. Tommy Pham is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .417. He has totaled 29 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 98 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .449. The Rays have 235 hits, including 48 doubles and 35 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 105 times so far this season and they have struck out 272 times as a unit. They have left 201 men on base and have a team OPS of .780. They score 4.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 127 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 9-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.57, Jakob Junis has a 2-2 record and a 1.49 WHIP. He has 32 strikeouts over the 32.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 38 hits. He's allowing 10.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.23 and they have given up 104 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 92 batters and walked 50 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.3. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 254 base knocks and 145 earned runs this season. They have given up 35 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 111 hitters and struck out 222 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.48 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 .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Whit Merrifield comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .349. He has 34 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 115 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .496 with an OPS+ of 124. Jorge Soler is hitting .226 this season and he has an OBP of .284. He has collected 24 hits in 106 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 96 and a slugging percentage of .462. The Royals as a unit have 230 base hits, including 44 doubles and 33 homers. Kansas City has walked 99 times this year and they have struck out on 239 occasions. They have had 188 men left on base and have an OPS of .745. They have scored 4.54 runs per game and totaled 127 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays -164
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