Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 9/7/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+100) Baltimore (-125)
Matt Harvey and the Baltimore Orioles (43-92, 5th in AL East) host the Kansas City Royals (61-75, 4th in AL Central) at Oriole Park on Tuesday. The Orioles open this game at -125 while the Royals are coming in at +100. The total has been set at 10.5. The starting pitchers are Jackson Kowar and Matt Harvey.
Kansas City has a slugging rate of .388 and have been called out on strikes 1,083 times, while drawing a walk on 353 occasions. They have accumulated 536 RBI's in addition to 1,107 hits for the season, and their batting average is at .244. The Royals have hit 193 two-baggers as a team and have hit 139 baseballs out of the park. They have a total of 568 runs scored while having a team OBP of .302. As a team, the Kansas City Royals are putting up 4.2 runs per game, which has them at 24th in the league.
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The Royals hold a team earned run average of 4.67 this season (21st in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,169 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.27 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.40. Royals pitchers have allowed 162 home runs and also 659 runs (20th in baseball). They have walked 514 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.39 as a unit over the course of the season.
The Royals have sent 463 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 201 base runners so far this year with 28.9% of those players ended up scoring. They have compiled 30 saves so far this season and have blown 20 of their 50 save opportunities. The Royals relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 60.0% and stepped onto the hill in 121 save situations. The bullpen have accumulated 69 holds this season (14th in the league). Royals pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 130 times and also have had 132 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Royals have transformed 68.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 10,722 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 27th in baseball. The Kansas City Royals have 3,574 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,179 assists and 73 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .985 which is 14th in professional baseball, and they have turned 937 double plays.
Kowar (0-2 career record) holds a FIP of 5.35 and he has gone up against 55 batters in the majors. He has surrendered 16 base knocks (13.1 hits per nine innings) with 8 walks. His earned run average is 9.82 (12 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 2.182. Kowar has pitched in 11 innings and has totaled 8 strikeouts so far in his career.
The Baltimore Orioles have an on-base percentage of .304 and a team batting average of .240 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 1,200 instances (13th in the league) and have totaled 1,090 base hits. Baltimore has a total of 162 home runs this year to go along with 535 runs batted in. The Orioles have a slugging percentage of .404 and they are earning 4.13 runs per game (26th in MLB). They have hit 232 doubles, while getting a free base 377 times and notching 557 runs.
The Baltimore pitching staff have relinquished 790 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 5.79 (751 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 208 home runs and they surrender 6.09 runs per 9 innings (30th in baseball). The Orioles hold a team WHIP of 1.475 in addition to having a FIP of 5.02 as a unit on the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.24 (1,075 strikeouts against 479 walks). They are sitting at 29th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,244.
Sitting with 90 save situations, the Orioles have earned 50 holds and also 19 blown saves. Baltimore has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 39 save opportunities and they have recorded 20 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 129 times in high leverage situations and also on 175 occasions with runners on base. Baltimore relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 40.1% of 282 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 29th in baseball with a save percentage of 51.3%, and they have dispatched 466 relief pitchers to the mound this year.
Out of their 10,515 innings played, the Orioles are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 68.2% (28th in professional baseball). The Baltimore Orioles have turned 81 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (8th in professional baseball). The Orioles have 1,121 assists, 65 errors and have accounted for 3,505 putouts for the year.
During his MLB career, Harvey has given up 960 base knocks while accumulating 865 punch outs in 962 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 472 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.282 and having a FIP of 4.0. His K/BB ratio is 3.17 and he has faced 4,078 opposing hitters during his MLB career. Harvey (50-66 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 4.42 ERA while allowing 9.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kansas City (+100)
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