Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 7/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Friday, July 16, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Danny Duffy and the Kansas City Royals (36-53, 5th in AL Central) host the Baltimore Orioles (28-61, 5th in AL East) at Kauffman Stadium on Friday.
The Orioles have earned 145 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 101 baseballs out of the park. Baltimore is slugging .393 and have struck out 791 times, while taking a walk on 256 occasions. As a team, the Baltimore Orioles are scoring 4.1 runs per game, which has them sitting at 24th in the league. They have tallied 352 runs batted in and 704 hits over the course of the season, and their team batting average is sitting at .237. They have earned 364 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .302.
The Orioles hold a team earned run average of 5.60 on the campaign (30th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 746 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 319 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.90 as a unit for the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.34 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.48. Orioles pitchers have yielded 136 home runs and also 502 runs (29th in the league).
The Orioles have sent 302 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The relievers have inherited 188 base runners on the season and 38.3% of those players crossed home plate. They have recorded 15 saves for the season and have blown 14 of 29 save opportunities. The Orioles relievers have a save percentage of 51.7% and has come into the game in 65 save situations. The relievers have accumulated 35 holds on the season (26th in baseball). Orioles relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 120 times in addition to having 95 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Baltimore Orioles have earned 2,306 putouts this year, in addition to 726 assists and 42 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .986 which ranks 5th in pro baseball, and have earned 607 double plays. The Orioles have converted 67.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 6,918 innings, which has them sitting 28th in professional baseball.
Harvey has taken the ball for 914 innings and is sitting with 833 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.44 (451 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.290. He has surrendered 917 hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 263 free passes. Harvey (47-62 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.93 while he has gone up against 3,883 batters in the majors.
The Kansas City Royals have a team OBP of .304 and a batting average of .243 for the year. They have been called out on strikes on 724 occasions (28th in the league) and have earned a total of 716 base knocks. Kansas City is sitting with 90 home runs so far this year to go along with 344 RBIs. The Royals have a SLG% of .388 and they are earning 4.09 runs per contest (25th in the league). They have 128 doubles, while walking 243 times as well as scoring 364 runs.
The Royals are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.477 and have a FIP of 4.64 as a staff so far this season. They come in at 25th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 780. The Kansas City pitching staff have conceded 463 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 5.15 (439 earned runs conceded). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.18 (771 strikeouts against 353 free passes). They have surrendered 116 dingers and they relinquish 5.43 runs per 9 innings (27th in baseball).
Kansas City relievers have an inherited score percentage of 28.5% of 130 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 78 times in high leverage situations and on 83 occasions with base runners. With 75 save situations, the Royals have amassed 42 holds in addition to 15 blown saves. They rank 25th in the league with a save rate of 54.5%, and they have dispatched 298 relievers to the hill on the season. Kansas City has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 33 save chances and they have recorded 18 saves.
In their 6,903 innings played, the Royals are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 67.1% (29th in MLB). The Kansas City Royals have turned 84 double plays and have a fielding rate of .983 (18th in professional baseball). The Royals have recorded 762 assists, 52 errors and have earned a total of 2,301 putouts this year.
Duffy (68-68 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 3.95 ERA and has conceded 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.42 and he has gone up against 4,960 hitters during his pro baseball career. He has surrendered a total of 513 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.318 and a FIP of 4.2. So far in his career, Duffy has conceded 1,109 hits while he has tallied 1,045 strikeouts in 1,168 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Baltimore
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