Cincinnati Reds vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 7/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Monday, July 5, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+100) Kansas City (-125)
Mike Minor and the Kansas City Royals (35-47, 4th in AL Central) play the Cincinnati Reds (42-40, 2nd in NL Central) at Kauffman Stadium on Monday. The odds on this matchup have the Reds priced at +100 and the Royals are at -125. The total is set at 10. The expected starting pitchers are Vladimir Gutierrez and Mike Minor.
Cincinnati owns a slugging percentage of .420 and have been rung up 719 times, while taking a walk on 282 occasions. They have accounted for 386 RBI's in addition to 686 base knocks this season, and their average at the plate is .249. The Reds have hit 138 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 108 baseballs out of the park. They have accounted for 403 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .329. As a unit, the Cincinnati Reds are putting up 4.9 runs per game, which has them sitting at 8th in the league.
Reds pitchers have given up 105 home runs in addition to 405 total runs (23rd in the league). They have walked 338 batters and their FIP comes in at 4.34 as a squad on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.40 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.37. The Reds hold a team ERA of 4.60 for the year (22nd in baseball), and the staff has rung up 810 hitters.
The Reds have dispatched 297 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. The relievers have inherited 134 runners for the year and 41.0% of them crossed the plate. They have earned 21 saves on the season and have not converted 13 of their 34 save opportunities. The Reds relief pitchers have a save rate of 61.8% and has come into the game in 67 save situations. The bullpen have 31 holds over the course of the season (26th in baseball). Reds pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 90 times in addition to having 90 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cincinnati Reds have accumulated 2,184 putouts this season, as well as 699 assists and 50 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .983 which is 19th in pro baseball, and have a total of 521 double plays. The Reds have turned 68.9% of balls hit into play into outs in their 6,552 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 21st in baseball.
Gutierrez has thrown 38 innings and has accumulated 30 K's so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.93 (21 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.409. He has surrendered 35 base hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) with 19 walks. Gutierrez (3-3 career record) has earned a FIP of 5.87 while he has faced 170 opposing batters in the majors.
The Kansas City Royals have accumulated an on-base percentage of .307 as well as a batting average of .246 on the season. They have been called out on strikes on 659 instances (29th in the league) and have totaled 668 base hits. Kansas City has tallied 82 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 322 RBIs. The Royals hold a slugging percentage of .392 and they average 4.15 runs per contest (20th in MLB). They have hit 120 doubles, while walking 225 times as well as scoring 340 runs.
The Royals have a WHIP of 1.467 and have a FIP of 4.54 as a squad this season. They are sitting at 24th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 710. The Kansas City pitching staff have relinquished 417 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 5.01 (393 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.17 (708 strikeouts vs 326 free passes). They have surrendered 102 home runs and they give up 5.32 runs per 9 innings (26th in baseball).
Kansas City relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 27.5% of 120 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 73 times in high leverage situations in addition to 76 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 71 save situations, the Royals have compiled 40 holds and 13 blown saves. They are ranked 23rd in the league with a save percentage of 58.1%, and they have sent 278 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond on the campaign. Kansas City has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 31 save chances and they have tallied 18 saves.
The Kansas City Royals have turned 74 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (20th in the majors). The Royals have accrued 696 assists, 49 errors and have a tally of 2,119 putouts this year. Out of their 6,357 innings on the field, the Royals have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 67.2% (29th in MLB).
So far in his pro baseball career, Minor has conceded 1,169 base hits and he has 1,143 K's in 1,248 innings pitched. Minor (77-72 mark in his career) has a 4.09 ERA and has surrendered 8.4 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 567 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.228 and having a FIP of 4.0. His K/BB ratio is 3.14 and he has gone up against 5,189 batters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas City (-125)
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