Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 6/20/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Sunday, June 20, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Kauffman Stadium is the venue where Brad Keller and the Kansas City Royals (30-37, 3rd in AL Central) will take on the Boston Red Sox (42-27, 2nd in AL East) on Sunday.
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 accrued 326 runs batted in in addition to 601 base knocks so far this year, and their average at the plate sits at .257. The Red Sox have accrued 153 doubles as a team and have smacked 86 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 349 runs scored and hold an OBP of .317. As a squad, the Boston Red Sox are putting up 5.1 runs per game, which is 3rd in the league.
The Red Sox have compiled a team ERA of 4.24 on the season (18th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 655 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.70 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.40. Red Sox pitchers have relinquished 67 home runs and 315 runs in total (18th in the league). They have walked 243 batters and their FIP is 3.81 as a team this season.
Red Sox bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 67 times as well as having 81 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers are sitting with 46 holds on the campaign (3rd in baseball). The Red Sox bullpen have earned a save percentage of 66.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 80 save situations. They have accumulated 22 saves on the campaign and have blown 11 out of their 33 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 108 runners for the year and 32.4% of those players crossed home plate. The Red Sox have dispatched 226 relief pitchers to the mound this year.
The Boston Red Sox have 1,822 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 616 assists and 50 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .980 which puts them in 30th in professional baseball, and they have turned 487 double plays. The Red Sox have turned 65.1% of balls in play into outs in their 5,466 innings on the diamond, ranking them 30th in baseball.
Eovaldi has taken the hill for 1,045 frames and is sitting with 836 K's in his MLB career. Eovaldi (57-59 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 3.87 and he has gone up against 4,463 opposing batters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.23 (491 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.347. He has surrendered 1,089 base hits (9.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 319 free passes.
The Royals have a slugging percentage of .387 and they average 4.22 runs per contest (18th in baseball). They have notched 93 two-baggers, while getting a free base 187 times as well as putting up 283 runs. Kansas City is sitting with 66 HRs on the season to go along with 268 RBIs. They have struck out on 539 occasions (27th in MLB) and have tallied 531 base hits. The Kansas City Royals have an OBP of .305 and a batting average of .241 this season.
The Royals are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.403 in addition to having a FIP of 4.21 as a pitching staff this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.35 (599 strikeouts against 255 bases on balls). They rank 21st in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 559. They have surrendered 75 homers and they allow 5.01 runs per 9 innings (22nd in the league). The Kansas City pitching staff have surrendered 323 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 4.69 (302 earned runs surrendered).
Kansas City has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 23 save chances and they have come away with 14 saves. They are ranked 17th in the league with a save percentage of 60.9%, and they have dispatched 222 bullpen pitchers onto the field for the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 60 times in high leverage situations in addition to 67 occasions with runners on base. Kansas City bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.8% of 104 inherited runners. Sitting with 54 save situations, the Royals have compiled 31 holds in addition to 9 blown saves.
In 5,220 innings on the diamond, the Royals hold a defensive efficiency of 67.7% (28th in MLB). The Kansas City Royals have turned 54 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (13th in the majors). The Royals have racked up 550 assists, 38 errors and have a tally of 1,740 putouts this season.
Keller (27-29 win-loss record in his career) has a 3.91 ERA and has conceded 8.7 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.87 and he has gone up against 1,820 opposing hitters in his career. He has conceded 185 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.358 and a FIP of 4.0. During his MLB career, Keller has surrendered 412 base hits while accumulating 313 strikeouts in 426 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boston
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