Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 7/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Sunday, July 18, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+130) Kansas City (-167)
Kauffman Stadium is the site where Mike Minor and the Kansas City Royals (37-53, 5th in AL Central) will take on the Baltimore Orioles (28-62, 5th in AL East) on Sunday. The odds on this matchup have the Orioles coming in at +130 and the Royals are at -167. The over/under is set at 12. The starting pitchers will be Thomas Eshelman and Mike Minor.
The Orioles have accrued 146 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 102 baseballs out of the stadium. Baltimore has a slugging rate of .392 and have struck out 800 times, while taking a walk on 257 occasions. As a team, the Baltimore Orioles are notching 4.1 runs per game, which has them sitting at 26th in MLB. They have recorded 354 runs batted in and 710 base knocks on the season, while their average at the plate comes in at .236. They have accumulated 366 runs scored while having a team OBP of .302.
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Orioles pitchers have allowed 136 home runs and also 511 runs in total (29th in the league). They have walked 323 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.89 as a team so far this year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.33 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.49. The Orioles hold a team earned run average of 5.65 this year (30th in the league), and the staff has rung up 752 hitters.
The Orioles relievers have a save percentage of 51.7% and has entered the game in 65 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 188 base runners on the campaign with 38.3% of those runners ended up scoring. Orioles bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 120 times as well as having 95 appearances in high leverage situations. The Orioles have sent 304 relievers to the hill so far this year. The relief pitchers have racked up 35 holds on the year (27th in MLB). They have earned 15 saves on the campaign and have blown 14 of their 29 save opportunities.
The Baltimore Orioles have a total of 2,330 putouts for the season, in addition to 735 assists and 43 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .986 which puts them in 5th in professional baseball, and have 615 double plays. The Orioles have converted 67.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 6,990 innings on the field, ranking them 28th in professional baseball.
Eshelman (4-5 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 6.72 while going up against 395 hitters during his time in the majors. He has given up 108 base knocks (10.9 hits per nine innings) and has 28 free passes. His ERA is 5.87 (58 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.528. Eshelman has pitched in 89 frames and has tallied 44 punch outs so far in his career.
The Royals have a team slugging percentage of .390 and they are scoring 4.14 runs per game (21st in baseball). They have tallied 133 doubles, while walking 247 times and earning 373 runs. Kansas City has accounted for 90 HRs this year and 353 RBIs. They have struck out on 730 occasions (28th in MLB) and have earned 731 base hits. The Kansas City Royals have accounted for an OBP of .306 and a team batting average of .245 on the season.
The Royals have a WHIP of 1.469 and have a FIP of 4.64 as a squad over the course of the season. They have a ranking of 25th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 786. The Kansas City pitching staff have conceded 465 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 5.11 (441 earned runs given up). Their K/BB ratio is 2.20 (780 strikeouts against 354 bases on balls). They have given up 117 home runs and they concede 5.39 runs per 9 innings (27th in MLB).
Kansas City relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 28.5% out of 130 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 78 times in high leverage situations in addition to 83 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 75 save situations, the Royals have 42 holds and 15 blown saves. They are currently ranked 25th in baseball with a save rate of 54.5%, and they have sent 303 relievers onto the diamond this year. Kansas City has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 33 save opportunities and they have walked away with 18 saves.
In their 6,984 innings played, the Royals are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 67.1% (29th in pro baseball). The Kansas City Royals have turned 85 double plays and have a fielding rate of .984 (16th in the majors). The Royals have 772 assists, 52 errors and have earned 2,328 putouts over the course of the season.
So far in his career, Minor has given up 1,181 hits while he has tallied 1,151 K's in 1,258 innings. Minor (77-74 mark in his career) holds a 4.13 earned run average while allowing 8.4 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 577 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.231 and a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.13 and he has faced 5,232 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kansas City (-167) and under 12 runs
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