Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 7/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Saturday, July 10, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+100) Cleveland (-125)
Mike Minor and the Kansas City Royals (36-51, 5th in AL Central) travel to Progressive Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Cleveland Indians (43-42, 2nd in AL Central). The moneyline on this contest has the Royals priced at +100 and the Indians are at -125. The O/U is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Mike Minor and Eli Morgan.
As a team, the Kansas City Royals are notching 4.1 runs per outing, which has them at 25th in MLB. They have 357 runs and have an on-base percentage of .305. The Royals have accounted for 127 doubles as a unit and have hit 87 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 337 RBI's as well as 703 hits so far this year, while their average at the plate is sitting at .244. Kansas City is slugging .389 and have struck out 708 times, while being walked on 239 occasions.
The Royals hold a team earned run average of 5.07 this season (28th in the league), and their staff has struck out 754 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.17 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.47. Royals pitchers have conceded 111 home runs and 447 total runs (26th in the league). They have walked 347 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.61 as a squad on the campaign.
The Royals relievers have recorded a save rate of 54.5% and has come into the game in 75 save situations. The relievers have inherited 126 runners for the season and 28.6% of them crossed home plate. Royals bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 80 times and also have had 78 appearances in high leverage situations. The Royals have sent 293 relievers to the mound for the year. The relief pitchers have tallied 42 holds on the year (14th in MLB). They have compiled 18 saves so far this season and have not converted 15 of their 33 save opportunities.
The Royals have turned 67.2% of balls in play into outs out of 6,759 innings, which ranks them 29th in the majors. The Kansas City Royals have a total of 2,253 putouts this season, as well as 748 assists and 50 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which ranks 15th in the majors, and have 597 double plays.
Minor has pitched in 1,254 frames and has accounted for 1,149 punch outs so far in his career. His ERA is 4.10 (571 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.227. He has allowed 1,172 base knocks (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has 367 walks. Minor (77-73 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 4.01 while facing 5,212 batters in the majors.
Cleveland is sitting with 103 home runs on the season as well as 345 runs batted in. They have 123 doubles, while taking a walk 241 times as well as scoring 363 runs. The Cleveland Indians have accounted for an OBP of .296 as well as a team batting average of .227 on the year. The Indians have a SLG% of .393 and they score 4.27 runs per contest (17th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 714 occasions (25th in baseball) and have recorded 625 hits.
The Cleveland pitching staff have conceded 388 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 4.48 (365 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 110 dingers and they surrender 4.76 runs per 9 innings (18th in the league). The Indians are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.313 with a FIP of 4.32 as a unit this year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.59 (798 strikeouts vs 308 walks). They are sitting at 11th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 655.
Sitting with 67 save situations, the Indians have earned 36 holds in addition to 7 blown saves. Cleveland has called on relievers to enter the contest in 29 save chances and they have earned 22 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 79 times in high leverage situations in addition to 77 occasions with runners on base. Cleveland relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 30.9% out of their 110 inherited runners. They sit at 2nd in MLB holding a save rate of 75.9%, and they have sent 283 relievers onto the diamond for the season.
Out of their 6,603 innings on the field, the Indians have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 69.6% (17th in MLB). The Cleveland Indians have turned 71 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (8th in baseball). The Indians have recorded 724 assists, 43 errors and have notched a total of 2,201 putouts on the campaign.
Morgan (1-3 career mark) holds a 8.44 ERA while conceding 11.8 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 5.50 and he has faced 96 hitters in his career. He has allowed 20 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.500 and a FIP of 6.7. Thus far in his career, Morgan has conceded 28 base knocks while accumulating 22 strikeouts in 21 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (-125)
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