Kansas City Royals vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 9/18/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Friday, September 18, 2020
Location: Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Royals (+144) Brewers (-156)
Miller Park is the site where Orlando Arcia and the Milwaukee Brewers (23-26, 4th in NL Central) will play the Kansas City Royals (21-29, 5th in AL Central) on Friday. The Royals open this game at +144 while the Brewers are priced at -156. The total opens at 9. The starting pitchers are Danny Duffy and Adrian Houser.
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
9/16/2020 Matt Harvey SP Lat Out for the season
9/15/2020 Mike Montgomery SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/15/2020 Jorge Soler DH Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/2/2020 Ian Kennedy RP Calf Out for the season
8/16/2020 Daniel Tillo RP Elbow Out for the season
8/15/2020 Foster Griffin RP Elbow Out for the season
8/10/2020 Franchy Cordero RF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
8/7/2020 Glenn Sparkman RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
9/1/2020 Manny Pina C Knee Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 21-29 overall record this season. Duffy (63-64 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.27 while he has gone up against 4,677 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 3.99 (488 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.318. He has given up 1,044 hits (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 407 walks. Duffy has pitched in 1,101 frames and has 973 K's in his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 190 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the bullpen and they've struck out 222 hitters and walked 94 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.33. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 418 base hits and 207 earned runs. They have allowed 67 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 176 batters and struck out 417. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.70.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .244, good for 16th in the league. The Royals hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Adalberto Mondesi is hitting .210 with an on-base percentage of .243. He has 38 hits this season in 181 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .320 and an OPS+ of 52. Hunter Dozier is hitting .246 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .370. He has totaled 30 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 122 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .434. The Royals have 406 hits, including 81 doubles and 57 home runs. Kansas City has walked 147 times so far this season and they have struck out 442 times as a unit. They have left 334 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 4.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 207 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 23-26 overall mark this year. Houser (7-12 career record) is the owner of a 4.11 ERA while giving up 8.7 hits per nine innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.53 and he has faced 734 batters so far in his career. So far in his MLB career, Houser has allowed 167 base hits while accumulating 162 punchouts in 173 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 79 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.334 and a FIP of 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 152 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .188 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 251 batters and walked 82 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.7 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.29. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 374 base knocks and 203 earned runs this season. They have given up 55 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 163 hitters and struck out 505 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 3.88.
As a team, they are batting .225, good for 27th in the league. The Brewers hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.3 hits per contest. Orlando Arcia comes into this matchup batting .241 with an OBP of .307. He has 33 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 137 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .350 with an OPS+ of 76. Jedd Gyorko is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 22 hits in 82 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 142 and a slugging percentage of .585. The Brewers as a unit have 357 base hits, including 70 doubles and 62 homers. Milwaukee has walked 182 times this year and they have struck out on 472 occasions. They have had 321 men left on base and have an OPS of .709. They have scored 4.29 runs per game and totaled 210 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Brewers (-156)
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