Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 9/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (-105) Kansas City (-116)
Kauffman Stadium is the site where Daniel Lynch and the Kansas City Royals (71-85, 4th in AL Central) will take on the Cleveland Indians (77-79, 2nd in AL Central) on Wednesday. The Indians open this matchup at -105 while the Royals are priced at -116. The O/U is set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Zach Plesac and Daniel Lynch.
The Indians have accounted for 238 doubles as a squad and have knocked 200 balls out of the park. Cleveland has a slugging % of .409 and have been rung up 1,346 times, while taking a walk on 436 occasions. As a squad, the Cleveland Indians are scoring 4.4 runs/g, which has them sitting at 19th in baseball. They have amassed 658 runs batted in in addition to 1,218 hits on the season, and their team batting average sits at .238. They have 685 runs and have an OBP of .303.
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The Indians hold a team ERA of 4.30 for the season (17th in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,358 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 506 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.40 as a squad on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.68 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.28. Indians pitchers have surrendered 208 home runs and also 697 runs (15th in baseball).
The Indians relievers have accumulated a save rate of 67.2% and has entered the game in 127 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 198 base runners so far this year and 36.4% of them crossed home plate. Indians relief pitchers have entered the game with players on base 139 times in addition to having 153 appearances in high leverage situations. The Indians have sent 515 relievers to the mound on the season. The bullpen have accumulated 66 holds on the campaign (26th in baseball). They have accumulated 39 saves over the course of the season and have blown 19 of their 58 save chances.
The Cleveland Indians have a total of 4,071 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,352 assists and 84 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which has them sitting 16th in the majors, and have a total of 1,104 double plays. The Indians have turned 70.2% of balls in play into outs out of 12,213 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 8th in MLB.
Plesac has pitched in 307 innings and has accounted for 243 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. His ERA is 3.86 (132 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.128. He has given up 270 base knocks (7.9 hits per 9 innings) and has had 77 free passes. Plesac (22-14 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 4.53 while he has gone up against 1,251 hitters in the major leagues.
The Kansas City Royals have earned an on-base percentage of .305 and a team batting average of .248 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 1,217 instances (28th in MLB) and have accounted for 1,295 base hits. Kansas City has accumulated 159 long balls so far this year and 620 RBIs. The Royals hold a team SLG% of .395 and they are scoring 4.20 runs per game (24th in MLB). They have recorded 237 two-baggers, while taking a walk 403 times and scoring 655 runs.
The Royals have a team WHIP of 1.389 with a FIP of 4.42 as a team so far this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.26 (1,307 strikeouts against 579 free passes). They are currently ranked 19th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,315. They have conceded 185 home runs and they concede 4.99 runs per 9 innings (21st in baseball). The Kansas City pitching staff have allowed 756 runs this season while having an ERA of 4.65 (704 earned runs surrendered).
Sitting with 144 save situations, the Royals have recorded 81 holds in addition to 24 blown saves. Kansas City has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 61 save opportunities and they have earned 37 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 161 times in high leverage situations and on 156 occasions with base runners. Kansas City relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 32.1% of 240 inherited runners. They rank 18th in MLB with a save rate of 60.7%, and they have dispatched 533 relievers onto the field for the year.
Out of their 12,270 innings on the field, the Royals hold a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (26th in professional baseball). The Kansas City Royals have turned 146 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .986 (13th in professional baseball). The Royals have recorded 1,368 assists, 80 errors and are sitting with 4,090 putouts over the course of the season.
During his pro baseball career, Lynch has surrendered 73 base knocks while tallying 53 punch outs in 65 innings pitched. Lynch (4-6 career win-loss record) has earned a 5.40 earned run average while conceding 10.1 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered a total of 39 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.569 and having a FIP of 4.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.83 and he has faced 294 opposing hitters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cleveland (-105)
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