Pittsburgh Pirates vs Kansas City Royals


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Today’s matchup is between the Pittsburgh Pirates (14-27) and the Kansas City Royals (17-28). The Pirates have won 3 of their last 5 games and the Royals have also won their last 3 games.

The Pirates are starting Steven Brault (LHP), on the mound who is 0-2 in 8 games on the season pitching a 4.37 ERA, 4.24 FIP, .304 wOBA, K% of 19.6%, BB% of 13.7%, 86.8 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.50 WHIP in 22.2 innings pitched.

The Royals are starting Kris Bubic (RHP), who is 0-5 in 7 starts with a 4.89 ERA, 4.92 FIP, .334 wOBA, K% of 20%, BB% of 8.4%, 86.4 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.43 WHIP in 40.1 innings pitched.

The Pirates are the 13th best in the Majors in Relieving Pitching while the Royals are 23rd.

On the hitting side, the Pirates have a .277 wOBA, .286 OBP, and against lefties a .324 wOBA and a .338. The Royals have a .302 wOBA, a .303 OBP, and against lefties a .324 wOBA and a .328 OBP. The Pirates have 35 HRs this season while the Royals have 48 HRs.

The starting pitchers are not particularly enticing so there's not much of a pitching advantage in this since both teams hit very similar against lefties. I'm leaning towards the under in this one since neither of these teams has been impressive while at the plate.

Pittsburgh Pirates:
Record: 14-27

Last 10 Games: 4-6

Streak: L1

Kansas City Royals:
Record: 17-28

Last 10 Games: 3-7

Streak: W3

  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games.
  • Pittsburgh are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games against Kansas City.
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games against Pittsburgh.
  • Kansas City are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh.





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