Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 9/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (-141) Baltimore (+110)
Mike Minor and the Kansas City Royals (62-75, 4th in AL Central) are headed to Oriole Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the Baltimore Orioles (43-93, 5th in AL East). The line on this game has the Royals priced at -141 and the Orioles are at +110. The total is set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Mike Minor and Matt Harvey.
Kansas City has a slugging rate of .388 and have struck out 1,087 times, while drawing a walk on 356 occasions. They have accumulated 539 runs batted in in addition to 1,115 hits on the year, while their average at the plate sits at .244. The Royals have compiled 195 doubles as a team and have hit 140 baseballs out of the park. They have accounted for 571 runs while having a team OBP of .302. As a unit, the Kansas City Royals are earning 4.2 runs per game, which ranks them 24th in baseball.
Get all of our MLB Picks Today
Royals pitchers have allowed 163 home runs in addition to 661 runs in total (20th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 515 hitters and their FIP is 4.38 as a team for the year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.28 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.40. The Royals are sitting with a team ERA of 4.65 this season (22nd in MLB), and they have struck out 1,175 hitters.
Royals bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 130 times in addition to having 134 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have accumulated 70 holds for the season (14th in MLB). The Royals relief pitchers have a save percentage of 60.8% and has entered the game in 123 save situations. They have compiled 31 saves so far this season and have blown 20 of their 51 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 201 base runners this year with 28.9% of those players ended up scoring. The Royals have dispatched 466 relievers to the hill on the campaign.
The Royals have converted 68.3% of balls hit into play into outs in their 10,803 innings on the field, ranking them 27th in baseball. The Kansas City Royals have earned 3,601 putouts for the season, as well as 1,188 assists and 73 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .985 which ranks 13th in MLB, and have earned 942 double plays.
Minor (79-78 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 4.03 while he has gone up against 5,425 opposing batters in the major leagues. He has given up 1,225 hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) with 376 free passes. His ERA is 4.13 (599 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.227. Minor has pitched in 1,305 frames and has tallied 1,194 strikeouts in his career.
The Orioles have a slugging percentage of .403 and they average 4.11 runs per contest (26th in baseball). They have 233 two-baggers, while taking a walk 378 times as well as putting up 559 runs. Baltimore is sitting with 163 long balls on the campaign as well as 537 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,206 instances (13th in baseball) and have accounted for 1,097 base hits. The Baltimore Orioles have accounted for a team OBP of .304 as well as a team batting average of .240 over the course of the season.
The Baltimore pitching staff have surrendered 793 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 5.77 (754 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 209 dingers and they surrender 6.06 runs per 9 innings (30th in baseball). The Orioles have a WHIP of 1.473 with a FIP of 5.02 as a team for the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.24 (1,079 strikeouts against 482 free passes). They come in at 29th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,252.
Baltimore has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 40 save opportunities and they have recorded 20 saves. They sit at 29th in the league with a save rate of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 470 relief pitchers onto the diamond this season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 131 times in high leverage situations and on 175 occasions with runners on. Baltimore bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 40.1% out of their 282 inherited base runners. Sitting with 93 save situations, the Orioles have recorded 52 holds in addition to 20 blown saves.
The Baltimore Orioles have turned 82 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (6th in MLB). The Orioles have racked up 1,131 assists, 65 errors and have earned a total of 3,532 putouts so far this year. In their 10,596 innings on the diamond, the Orioles are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 68.2% (28th in professional baseball).
So far in his pro baseball career, Harvey has surrendered 960 base knocks while earning 865 punch outs in 962 innings. He has given up 472 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.282 and having a FIP of 4.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.17 and he has faced 4,078 batters in his career. Harvey (50-66 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 4.42 ERA while allowing 9.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Baltimore (+110)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Expert MLB Picks