Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 9/6/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Monday, September 6, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (-105) Baltimore (-116)
Matt Harvey and the Baltimore Orioles (42-92, 5th in AL East) host the Kansas City Royals (60-75, 4th in AL Central) at Oriole Park on Monday. The Royals open this matchup at -105 while the Orioles are coming in at -116. The total has been set at 10. The expected starting pitchers are Jackson Kowar and Matt Harvey.
Kansas City has a slugging % of .389 and have been called out on strikes 1,072 times, while being walked on 348 occasions. They have 531 runs batted in as well as 1,101 base knocks so far this season, and their batting average is sitting at .244. The Royals have compiled 192 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 138 baseballs out of the stadium. They have a total of 562 runs and hold an OBP of .302. As a squad, the Kansas City Royals are compiling 4.2 runs per game, which is 25th in the league.
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The Royals have an ERA of 4.71 on the season (25th in baseball), and they have rung up 1,159 hitters. They have walked 513 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.41 as a team on the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.26 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.41. Royals pitchers have allowed 162 home runs and 659 total runs (21st in the league).
Royals relief pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 130 times as well as having 132 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have accumulated 69 holds on the season (14th in the league). The Royals bullpen have compiled a save rate of 60.0% and has entered the game in 121 save situations. They have 30 saves this season and have blown 20 of 50 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 201 runners this year with 28.9% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Royals have sent 461 relievers to the mound for the season.
The Kansas City Royals have earned 3,547 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,170 assists and 72 errors. Their fielding rate is at .985 which puts them in 13th in baseball, and have a total of 929 double plays. The Royals have turned 68.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of 10,641 innings, which has them sitting 27th in MLB.
Kowar has taken the hill for 11 frames and has earned 8 strikeouts in his career. His earned run average is 8.18 (10 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 2.091. He has conceded 15 base hits (12.3 hits per 9 innings) and has had 8 walks. Kowar (0-2 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 5.34 while he has gone up against 55 opposing hitters in the majors.
The Orioles have a SLG% of .403 and they tally 4.10 runs per game (26th in MLB). They have hit 230 doubles, while getting a free base 372 times as well as earning 549 runs. Baltimore is sitting with 160 home runs on the year as well as 527 RBIs. They have been rung up on 1,190 instances (13th in baseball) and have notched a total of 1,079 hits. The Baltimore Orioles have accounted for an on-base percentage of .303 and a team batting average of .240 for the year.
The Orioles hold a team WHIP of 1.475 and are the owners of a FIP of 5.01 as a staff over the course of the season. They come in at 29th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,237. The Baltimore pitching staff have surrendered 783 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 5.78 (744 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.26 (1,067 strikeouts vs 473 walks). They have conceded 206 dingers and they relinquish 6.08 runs per 9 innings (30th in the league).
Baltimore has had relief pitchers enter the game in 38 save chances and they have tallied 19 saves. They rank 29th in the league holding a save rate of 50.0%, and they have sent 461 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond this season. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 127 times in high leverage situations and also on 172 occasions with runners on base. Baltimore relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 39.9% out of their 278 inherited runners. With 88 save situations, the Orioles have amassed 49 holds in addition to 19 blown saves.
In their 10,434 innings on the diamond, the Orioles hold a defensive efficiency of 68.1% (28th in the majors). The Baltimore Orioles have turned 81 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (8th in MLB). The Orioles have recorded 1,115 assists, 65 errors and have earned 3,478 putouts over the course of the season.
Harvey (50-66 career mark) is the owner of a 4.42 earned run average while allowing 9.0 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.17 and he has faced 4,078 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. He has allowed 472 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.282 and having a FIP of 4.0. So far in his career, Harvey has given up 960 base hits and he has 865 K's in 962 innings pitched.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Baltimore (-116) and under 10 runs
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