Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 9/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+105) Cleveland (-132)
Progressive Field is the site where Cal Quantrill and the Cleveland Indians (73-74, 2nd in AL Central) will take on the Kansas City Royals (67-82, 4th in AL Central) on Tuesday. The Indians open this game at -132 while the Royals are priced at +105. The total is set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Daniel Lynch and Cal Quantrill.
As a squad, the Kansas City Royals are notching 4.3 runs per game, which ranks them 22nd in baseball. They are sitting with 634 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .306. The Royals have tallied 219 doubles as a team and have knocked 155 baseballs out of the park. They have 599 runs batted in in addition to 1,242 base knocks on the campaign, while their batting average sits at .248. Kansas City has a slugging rate of .394 and have struck out 1,175 times, while drawing a walk on 388 occasions.
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Royals pitchers have relinquished 180 home runs in addition to 733 runs (22nd in MLB). They have walked 562 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.45 as a unit on the year. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.23 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.40. The Royals have an earned run average of 4.70 this year (22nd in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,256 hitters.
The Royals relievers have earned a save percentage of 60.7% and stepped onto the hill in 134 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 231 runners for the season and 32.5% of them crossed home plate. Royals bullpen pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 150 times as well as having 149 appearances in high leverage situations. The Royals have dispatched 513 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. The bullpen have tallied 76 holds over the course of the season (11th in baseball). They have recorded 34 saves this season and have blown 22 of 56 save opportunities.
The Royals have converted 68.5% of balls in play into outs in their 11,766 innings on the field, which ranks them 27th in the majors. The Kansas City Royals have amassed 3,922 putouts this season, as well as 1,303 assists and 77 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .985 which has them ranked 12th in baseball, and they have turned 1,020 double plays.
Lynch has taken the ball for 59 innings and has racked up 48 K's in his career. His earned run average is 5.34 (35 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.610. He has given up 69 hits (10.5 hits per 9 innings) with 26 free passes. Lynch (4-5 career mark) has a FIP of 4.77 and he has gone up against 269 hitters in the major leagues.
The Indians hold a team SLG% of .408 and they are scoring 4.45 runs per contest (17th in the league). They have put up 224 two-baggers, while taking a walk 425 times as well as scoring 654 runs. Cleveland has 189 long balls for the season to go along with 628 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,267 occasions (21st in baseball) and have 1,152 base hits. The Cleveland Indians are sitting with an OBP of .304 in addition to a team batting average of .237 on the season.
The Indians hold a team WHIP of 1.282 and have a FIP of 4.44 as a pitching staff on the year. They rank 11th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,158. The Cleveland pitching staff have relinquished 666 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 4.34 (619 earned runs conceded). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.64 (1,287 strikeouts vs 488 walks). They have given up 199 HR's and they surrender 4.67 runs per 9 innings (15th in baseball).
Cleveland bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 37.4% of 187 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 151 times in high leverage situations in addition to 134 occasions with base runners. With 120 save situations, the Indians have recorded 62 holds and 17 blown saves. They rank 3rd in the league holding a save rate of 69.1%, and they have sent 486 bullpen pitchers to the mound so far this year. Cleveland has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 55 save opportunities and they have come away with 38 saves.
In their 11,556 innings on the field, the Indians hold a efficiency on defense of 70.4% (6th in baseball). The Cleveland Indians have turned 123 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (17th in the majors). The Indians have racked up 1,277 assists, 81 errors and have amassed 3,852 putouts this season.
In his MLB career, Quantrill has surrendered 253 hits while totaling 230 K's in 272 innings pitched. Quantrill (14-11 career record) holds a 3.67 ERA while allowing 8.4 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered a total of 111 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.228 and having a FIP of 4.2. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.84 and he has gone up against 1,143 hitters in his pro baseball career.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas City (+105)
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