Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 9/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (-132) Kansas City (+105)
Kauffman Stadium is the venue where Jon Heasley and the Kansas City Royals (72-85, 4th in AL Central) will take on the Cleveland Indians (77-80, 2nd in AL Central) on Thursday. The line on this contest has the Indians coming in at -132 and the Royals are at +105. The O/U has been set at 7.5. The starting pitchers are Shane Bieber and Jon Heasley.
As a team, the Cleveland Indians are compiling 4.4 runs per game, which is 20th in the league. They have earned a total of 689 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .303. The Indians have accumulated 241 doubles as a team and have smacked 200 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 661 RBI's as well as 1,227 hits over the course of the season, and their team batting average is sitting at .238. Cleveland has a slugging rate of .409 and have been rung up 1,351 times, while drawing a walk on 440 occasions.
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The Indians hold a team ERA of 4.32 on the season (17th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,366 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.69 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.28. Indians pitchers have relinquished 210 home runs and also 703 total runs (15th in baseball). They have walked 508 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.40 as a squad this season.
The Indians have dispatched 518 relievers to the hill this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 199 runners on the campaign with 36.7% of those runners crossed home plate. They have compiled 39 saves this season and have missed out on 19 out of their 58 save chances. The Indians relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 67.2% and has entered the game in 127 save situations. The relief pitchers have 66 holds on the season (26th in MLB). Indians pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 140 times in addition to having 154 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cleveland Indians have accumulated 4,095 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,360 assists and 85 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .985 which has them ranked 17th in MLB, and have a total of 1,110 double plays. The Indians have turned 70.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of 12,285 innings, ranking them 8th in baseball.
Bieber has taken the mound for 500 innings and has 632 K's during his MLB career. Bieber (41-18 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.05 while he has gone up against 2,033 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.29 (183 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.118. He has conceded 442 hits (8.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 117 walks.
The Royals have a team slugging percentage of .395 and they are recording 4.21 runs per outing (24th in MLB). They have hit 238 two-baggers, while taking a walk 405 times as well as scoring 661 runs. Kansas City has accounted for 161 home runs this season and 625 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,225 occasions (28th in MLB) and have earned a total of 1,301 base knocks. The Kansas City Royals have tallied an on-base percentage of .305 in addition to a team batting average of .247 for the year.
The Kansas City pitching staff have surrendered 760 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 4.64 (708 earned runs conceded). They have relinquished 185 long balls and they surrender 4.99 runs per 9 innings (21st in baseball). The Royals have a team WHIP of 1.390 with a FIP of 4.41 as a staff this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.25 (1,312 strikeouts against 583 bases on balls). They are sitting at 20th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,324.
Kansas City relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 31.7% out of 243 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 164 times in high leverage situations and on 158 occasions with runners on base. With 146 save situations, the Royals have 82 holds and also 25 blown saves. They are currently ranked 19th in MLB holding a save rate of 59.7%, and they have sent 539 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the season. Kansas City has had relievers enter the game in 62 save opportunities and they have earned 37 saves.
The Kansas City Royals have twisted 147 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .986 (12th in professional baseball). The Royals have 1,377 assists, 80 errors and have accumulated 4,117 putouts for the season. Out of their 12,351 innings played, the Royals are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (26th in professional baseball).
So far in his career, Heasley has allowed 9 base knocks while he has totaled 5 punch outs in 9 frames. He has conceded 4 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.179 and a FIP of 5.8. His K/BB ratio is 2.50 and he has faced 37 opposing hitters in his career. Heasley (0-1 career win-loss record) has a 3.86 earned run average and has surrendered 8.7 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland (-132)
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