Kansas City Royals vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 6/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+105) Boston (-132)
Martin Perez and the Boston Red Sox (48-31, 1st in AL East) play the Kansas City Royals (33-44, 5th in AL Central) at Fenway Park on Wednesday. The Royals open this matchup at +105 while the Red Sox are priced at -132. The O/U is set at 9.5. The men taking the mound are Mike Minor and Martin Perez.
As a team, the Kansas City Royals are putting up 4.1 runs per game, which has them at 20th in MLB. They have a total of 318 runs and hold an OBP of .305. The Royals have accrued 107 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 75 balls out of the park. They have tallied 302 runs batted in as well as 616 base knocks for the year, while their team batting average sits at .242. Kansas City has a slugging percentage of .385 and have struck out 621 times, while being walked on 215 occasions.
The Royals have compiled a team earned run average of 4.87 on the season (26th in the league), and their staff has rung up 677 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 305 batters and their FIP sits at 4.47 as a unit over the course of the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.22 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.45. Royals pitchers have surrendered 95 home runs and 382 total runs (23rd in baseball).
The Royals have dispatched 260 relievers to the mound for the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 118 runners for the season with 27.1% of them earned a run for their team. They have recorded 16 saves for the year and have blown 12 of 28 save opportunities. The Royals bullpen have earned a save percentage of 57.1% and has stepped onto the mound in 65 save situations. The relievers have earned 37 holds for the season (16th in the league). Royals pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 74 times as well as having 70 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Royals have transformed 67.5% of baseballs in play into outs in their 5,979 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 27th in pro baseball. The Kansas City Royals have amassed 1,993 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 644 assists and 45 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which has them sitting 19th in professional baseball, and have a total of 529 double plays.
Minor (77-71 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.99 while he has faced 5,164 hitters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 1,162 base hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 362 free passes. His ERA is 4.07 (562 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.225. Minor has taken the hill for 1,243 innings and has 1,142 punch outs in his MLB career.
Boston has a total of 100 home runs so far this year as well as 374 RBIs. They have hit 171 two-baggers, while walking 216 times as well as scoring 397 runs. The Boston Red Sox have a team on-base percentage of .320 as well as a team batting average of .259 so far this year. The Red Sox have a slugging percentage of .441 and they earn 5.03 runs per game (4th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 700 occasions (14th in baseball) and have 691 base hits.
The Red Sox have a team WHIP of 1.399 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.87 as a unit this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.63 (740 strikeouts vs 281 walks). They have a ranking of 27th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 693. They have allowed 79 long balls and they concede 4.58 runs per 9 innings (16th in MLB). The Boston pitching staff have conceded 354 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 4.10 (317 earned runs yielded).
Boston relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.0% out of their 124 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 96 times in high leverage situations in addition to 77 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 88 save situations, the Red Sox have amassed 49 holds in addition to 11 blown saves. They are ranked 6th in MLB with a save rate of 69.4%, and they have dispatched 259 relievers to the hill for the season. Boston has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 36 save opportunities and they have earned 25 saves.
Out of their 6,264 innings on the diamond, the Red Sox are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 65.4% (30th in professional baseball). The Boston Red Sox have turned 77 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .980 (29th in baseball). The Red Sox have recorded 723 assists, 57 errors and have earned 2,088 putouts on the campaign.
During his MLB career, Perez has allowed 1,170 base hits while tallying 703 strikeouts in 1,059 innings pitched. He has allowed 549 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.474 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. His K/BB ratio is 1.80 and he has gone up against 4,625 opposing hitters during his career. Perez (61-65 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 4.67 earned run average while conceding 9.9 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas City (+105)
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