Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 6/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (-116) Kansas City (-105)
Martin Perez and the Boston Red Sox (42-27, 2nd in AL East) head to Kauffman Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Kansas City Royals (30-37, 3rd in AL Central). The line on this contest has the Red Sox priced at -116 and the Royals are at -105. The over/under is set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers are Martin Perez and Kris Bubic.
Boston has a slugging percentage of .439 and have been called out on strikes 614 times, while taking a walk on 182 occasions. They have recorded 326 runs batted in as well as 601 base knocks for the season, and their average at the plate is .257. The Red Sox have accounted for 153 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 86 balls out of the park. They have tallied 349 runs while holding a team OBP of .317. As a squad, the Boston Red Sox are notching 5.1 runs per game, which puts them at 3rd in baseball.
The Red Sox have a team ERA of 4.24 so far this year (18th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 655 hitters. They have walked 243 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.81 as a squad for the year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.70 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.40. Red Sox pitchers have conceded 67 home runs and also 315 runs in total (18th in MLB).
The Red Sox have sent 226 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 108 runners for the year and 32.4% of them ended up scoring. They have accumulated 22 saves this year and have blown 11 out of their 33 chances to save the game. The Red Sox bullpen have a save percentage of 66.7% and stepped onto the hill in 80 save situations. The relief pitchers have notched 46 holds for the season (4th in the league). Red Sox bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 67 times and also have had 81 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Red Sox have turned 65.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 5,466 innings on the field, which ranks them 30th in baseball. The Boston Red Sox have earned 1,822 putouts this year, as well as 616 assists and 50 errors. Their fielding rate is at .980 which is 29th in MLB, and they have twisted 487 double plays.
Perez (60-65 career mark) has earned a FIP of 4.51 while facing 4,587 batters during his time in the majors. He has conceded 1,161 base hits (9.9 hits per nine innings) with 387 walks. His ERA is 4.70 (548 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.474. Perez has taken the ball for 1,050 innings and is sitting with 697 K's during his MLB career.
Kansas City is sitting with 66 home runs so far this year as well as 268 runs batted in. They have recorded 93 doubles, while walking 187 times and scoring 283 runs. The Kansas City Royals have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .305 in addition to a team batting average of .241 so far this year. The Royals hold a team slugging % of .387 and they are recording 4.22 runs per contest (18th in baseball). They have been rung up on 539 occasions (28th in baseball) and have notched a total of 531 base hits.
The Royals are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.403 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.22 as a pitching staff on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.35 (599 strikeouts against 255 walks). They come in at 20th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 559. They have conceded 75 dingers and they allow 5.01 runs per 9 innings (23rd in baseball). The Kansas City pitching staff have given up 323 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 4.69 (302 earned runs given up).
Kansas City has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 23 save opportunities and they have recorded 14 saves. They are ranked 17th in baseball with a save percentage of 60.9%, and they have dispatched 222 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 60 times in high leverage situations and also on 67 occasions with runners on. Kansas City relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 29.8% out of 104 inherited base runners. With 54 save situations, the Royals have tallied 31 holds and also 9 blown saves.
Out of their 5,220 innings on the field, the Royals hold a defensive efficiency of 67.7% (28th in MLB). The Kansas City Royals have turned 54 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .984 (13th in pro baseball). The Royals have recorded 550 assists, 38 errors and have a total of 1,740 putouts on the campaign.
Bubic (2-8 career record) has a 4.18 ERA and has given up 8.9 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.00 and he has gone up against 405 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. He has conceded 43 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.457 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.2. Thus far in his career, Bubic has allowed 92 base hits while earning 86 K's in 92 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas City (-105)
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