Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 4/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Monday, April 5, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (-125) Cleveland (-116)
Logan Allen and the Cleveland Indians (0-2, 5th in AL Central) play the Kansas City Royals (2-0, 2nd in AL Central) at Progressive Field on Monday. The odds on this contest have the Royals priced at -125 and the Indians are at -116. The O/U is set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Danny Duffy and Logan Allen.
Kansas City slugged .402 and were called out on strikes 527 times last year, while taking a walk on 172 occasions. They compiled 237 RBI's in addition to 485 base knocks for the previous season, while their team batting average was at .244. The Royals hit 97 two-baggers as a unit and hit 68 baseballs out of the park. They accumulated 248 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .309. As a unit, the Kansas City Royals earned 4.1 runs per game, which had them at 26th in the league.
The Royals finished with a team earned run average of 4.30 during the previous year (12th in the league), and they rung up 517 batters. They walked 211 batters and their FIP was 4.49 as a squad in the prior season. Their K/BB ratio was 2.45 and the pitching staff held a collective WHIP of 1.38. Royals pitchers conceded 76 long balls and 272 total runs (18th in the league). The Royals relief pitchers had a save percentage of 95.0% and came into the game in 49 save situations. The relief pitchers inherited 97 base runners over the course of last year and 29.9% of them earned a run for their team. Royals bullpen pitchers stepped onto the hill with opponents on base in 65 outings as well as 53 contests with high leverage. The Royals sent forth 232 relievers to the mound over the course of last year. The relievers earned 29 holds over the course of last season (15th in the league). They recorded 19 saves last year and blew 1 out of their 20 chances to save the game.
Duffy had a FIP of 4.75 and an ERA+ of 93. Danny Duffy allowed 53 base hits in 56.1 innings he pitched throughout last season. He surrendered 31 ER's throughout last year with a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.6. He conceded 8.5 hits per nine innings and he had a WHIP of 1.331. His ERA was 4.95 and he struck out 57 opposing batters. Duffy has taken the ball for 1,111 innings and has 983 punch outs so far in his MLB career. His ERA is 4.02 (497 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.322. He has conceded 1,059 hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) with 410 walks. Duffy (64-65 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 4.22 and he has gone up against 4,722 batters in the majors.
Cleveland hit 59 long balls last year to go along with 234 RBIs. They hit 96 two-baggers, while getting a free base 239 times and putting up 248 runs. The Cleveland Indians accumulated an on-base percentage of .317 and a batting average of .228 over the course of the prior season. The Indians held a team slugging percentage of .372 and they were earning 4.13 runs per game (25th in baseball). They were rung up on 517 occasions (17th in the league) and totaled 446 base hits.
The Indians had a team WHIP of 1.114 in addition to having a FIP of 3.55 as a unit during the previous year. They ranked 27th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 440. The Cleveland pitching staff surrendered 209 runs in the prior season while having an ERA of 3.29 (196 earned runs relinquished). They earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.96 (621 strikeouts against 157 bases on balls). They conceded 68 homers and they conceded 3.51 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league). Cleveland called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 63 save situations and they tallied 20 saves. They ranked 7th in the league with a save percentage of 71.4%, and they sent 181 bullpen pitchers to the hill last year. Their relievers came into 72 games with high leverage in addition to 38 outings with runners on. Cleveland relief pitchers had an inherited score percentage of 27.0% of 60 inherited base runners. Finishing with 28 opportunities for a save, the Indians accumulated 35 holds and 8 blown saves.
Allen had a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.0 with 7 total punch outs and an ERA+ of 139. He pitched in 10.2 innings last year while surrendering 10.1 H/9. Allen gave up 12 hits while he conceded 4 earned runs (3.38 ERA). His WHIP sat at 1.78 and he had a FIP of 5.35 last year. In his MLB career, Allen has conceded 48 hits while he has accumulated 24 K's in 38 innings pitched. Allen (2-3 win-loss mark in his career) has a 5.40 earned run average while allowing 11.3 hits per nine innings. He has allowed a total of 23 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.774 and having a FIP of 5.5. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.20 and he has faced 176 opposing batters in his MLB career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Cleveland (-116) and under 9.5 runs
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