Kansas City Royals vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 9/20/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Sunday, September 20, 2020
Location: Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Royals (+134) Brewers (-145)
Ryan Braun and the Milwaukee Brewers (24-26, 4th in NL Central) host the Kansas City Royals (21-30, 5th in AL Central) at Miller Park on Sunday. The Brewers open this game at -145 while the Royals are priced at +134. The total has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Brad Keller and Josh Lindblom.
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
9/19/2020 Glenn Sparkman RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 19
9/16/2020 Matt Harvey SP Lat Out for the season
9/15/2020 Jorge Soler DH Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/15/2020 Mike Montgomery SP Lat 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
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
9/19/2020 Ben Gamel RF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
9/19/2020 Eric Yardley RP Lower Leg Probable for Sep 19
9/1/2020 Manny Pina C Knee Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 21-30 overall record this season. Keller has thrown 348 frames and has accumulated 244 punchouts in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.49 (135 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.294. He has surrendered 317 hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 134 free passes. Keller (20-22 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.89 while he has gone up against 1,464 batters during his time in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 197 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the bullpen and they've struck out 229 hitters and walked 97 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.44. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 432 base hits and 216 earned runs. They have allowed 70 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 181 batters and struck out 429. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.75.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .245, good for 15th in the league. The Royals hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Whit Merrifield is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .332. He has 59 hits this season in 209 at bats with 29 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .464 and an OPS+ of 114. Alex Gordon is hitting .229 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .316. He has totaled 32 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 140 at bats. His OPS+ is 80 while his slugging percentage is at .343. The Royals have 417 hits, including 84 doubles and 58 home runs. Kansas City has walked 152 times so far this season and they have struck out 452 times as a unit. They have left 344 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.16 runs per contest and have scored a total of 212 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 24-26 overall mark this year. During his career, Lindblom has surrendered 175 hits while he has earned 179 strikeouts in 184 innings. He has given up a total of 89 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.363 and a FIP of 4.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.36 and he has gone up against 791 batters in his pro baseball career. Lindblom (6-11 career mark) has a 4.35 ERA while giving up 8.6 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 158 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .190 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 259 batters and walked 85 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.6 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.26. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 385 base knocks and 206 earned runs this season. They have given up 56 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 168 hitters and struck out 515 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 3.89.
As a team, they are batting .229, good for 23rd in the league. The Brewers hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.4 hits per contest. Ryan Braun comes into this matchup batting .255 with an OBP of .308. He has 25 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 98 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .531 with an OPS+ of 119. Christian Yelich is hitting .214 this season and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 37 hits in 173 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .457. The Brewers as a unit have 371 base hits, including 73 doubles and 65 homers. Milwaukee has walked 187 times this year and they have struck out on 484 occasions. They have had 330 men left on base and have an OPS of .719. They have scored 4.38 runs per game and totaled 219 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Brewers (-145)
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