Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 9/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (-141) Kansas City (+105)
Brady Singer and the Kansas City Royals (71-84, 4th in AL Central) host the Cleveland Indians (76-79, 2nd in AL Central) at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday. The Indians open this matchup at -141 while the Royals are priced at +105. The over/under is set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Aaron Civale and Brady Singer.
As a unit, the Cleveland Indians are putting up 4.4 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 20th in baseball. They have notched a total of 677 runs scored and hold an OBP of .303. The Indians have accounted for 233 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 198 balls out of the stadium. They have accrued 650 RBI's in addition to 1,207 hits on the campaign, while their average at the plate comes in at .237. Cleveland has a slugging % of .408 and have been called out on strikes 1,339 times, while taking a walk on 435 occasions.
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The Indians have a team ERA of 4.31 this season (17th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 1,352 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.67 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.28. Indians pitchers have conceded 208 long balls and also 694 runs in total (15th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 506 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.42 as a squad this season.
The Indians relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 67.2% and stepped onto the hill in 125 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 198 runners this season with 36.4% of those players earned a run for their team. Indians bullpen pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 139 times in addition to having 153 appearances in high leverage situations. The Indians have sent 512 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. The relievers have recorded 64 holds this season (27th in the league). They have compiled 39 saves over the course of the season and have blown 19 out of their 58 save chances.
The Cleveland Indians have earned 4,044 putouts on the year, as well as 1,346 assists and 84 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .985 which is 16th in professional baseball, and have earned 1,096 double plays. The Indians have turned 70.2% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 12,132 innings, ranking them 8th in professional baseball.
Civale has thrown 244 frames and has tallied 207 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. Civale (18-15 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.25 while he has gone up against 994 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.79 (103 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.177. He has given up 227 hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 61 free passes.
Kansas City is sitting with 159 HRs this year as well as 617 runs batted in. They have 234 two-baggers, while walking 403 times and racking up 652 runs. The Kansas City Royals have an OBP of .306 in addition to a batting average of .248 so far this season. The Royals have a slugging percentage of .395 and they score 4.21 runs per game (24th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 1,211 occasions (28th in MLB) and have notched a total of 1,288 base hits.
The Royals have a team WHIP of 1.390 in addition to having a FIP of 4.41 as a unit this season. They are sitting at 18th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,305. The Kansas City pitching staff have conceded 748 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.64 (698 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio is 2.25 (1,300 strikeouts vs 578 walks). They have allowed 183 long balls and they relinquish 4.97 runs per 9 innings (21st in MLB).
Kansas City relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 31.8% of 236 inherited runners. Their relievers have come in 160 times in high leverage situations and also on 154 occasions with runners on. With 144 save situations, the Royals have earned 81 holds and 24 blown saves. They are currently ranked 18th in baseball holding a save rate of 60.7%, and they have dispatched 530 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the season. Kansas City has had relief pitchers take the mound in 61 save opportunities and they have tallied 37 saves.
The Kansas City Royals have turned 146 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .986 (11th in MLB). The Royals have accrued 1,360 assists, 78 errors and have earned a total of 4,066 putouts so far this year. In their 12,198 innings played, the Royals are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (26th in pro baseball).
Thus far in his career, Singer has allowed 195 hits and he has 192 strikeouts in 192 innings pitched. Singer (9-15 career record) has earned a 4.50 earned run average while surrendering 9.1 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 96 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.406 and a FIP of 4.0. His K/BB ratio is 2.56 and he has gone up against 844 hitters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cleveland (-141)
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