Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 9/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+100) Cleveland (-125)
Logan Allen and the Cleveland Indians (73-76, 2nd in AL Central) host the Kansas City Royals (69-82, 4th in AL Central) at Progressive Field on Wednesday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Royals priced at +100 and the Indians are at -125. The total has been set at 9. The starting pitchers will be Carlos Hernandez and Logan Allen.
Kansas City is slugging .395 and have been called out on strikes 1,187 times, while taking a walk on 393 occasions. They have earned 610 RBI's as well as 1,257 base knocks for the year, while their batting average is at .248. The Royals have compiled 223 doubles as a team and have knocked 158 balls out of the stadium. They have accounted for 645 runs scored while having a team OBP of .306. As a team, the Kansas City Royals are notching 4.3 runs per game, which ranks them 22nd in baseball.
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Royals pitchers have relinquished 182 home runs and 737 total runs (22nd in the league). They have walked 563 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.43 as a squad this year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.26 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.39. The Royals are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.68 for the year (21st in MLB), and the staff has rung up 1,274 hitters.
The Royals have sent 517 relievers to the hill on the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 231 base runners for the season with 32.5% of those players crossed home plate. They have tallied 35 saves this season and have blown 22 of their 57 save opportunities. The Royals bullpen have earned a save rate of 61.4% and has entered the game in 137 save situations. The relievers have tallied 78 holds so far this year (11th in the league). Royals bullpen pitchers have entered the game with players on base 150 times as well as having 150 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Kansas City Royals have earned 3,964 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,319 assists and 77 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .986 which ranks 11th in professional baseball, and have earned 1,037 double plays. The Royals have transformed 68.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of 11,892 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 26th in baseball.
Hernandez (6-3 record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.37 while he has faced 405 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has conceded 86 base knocks (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 44 walks. His earned run average is 4.06 (43 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.364. Hernandez has pitched in 95 innings and has earned 86 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career.
The Cleveland Indians have earned an OBP of .303 as well as a batting average of .237 on the campaign. They have been rung up on 1,285 occasions (20th in MLB) and have earned a total of 1,162 base hits. Cleveland has a total of 191 home runs on the year and 632 runs batted in. The Indians have a slugging percentage of .407 and they score 4.42 runs per game (17th in the league). They have hit 226 doubles, while taking a walk 426 times and scoring 658 runs.
The Indians hold a team WHIP of 1.284 with a FIP of 4.45 as a pitching staff so far this year. They are sitting at 12th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,173. The Cleveland pitching staff have given up 677 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 4.37 (630 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.63 (1,299 strikeouts vs 493 walks). They have conceded 202 HR's and they surrender 4.69 runs per 9 innings (15th in baseball).
Cleveland has had relievers enter the contest in 55 save chances and they have earned 38 saves. They sit at 3rd in the league with a save percentage of 69.1%, and they have dispatched 493 bullpen pitchers to the hill this season. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 151 times in high leverage situations and on 135 occasions with runners on. Cleveland relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 37.0% out of 189 inherited runners. Sitting with 120 save situations, the Indians have 62 holds and 17 blown saves.
The Cleveland Indians have turned 124 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .985 (17th in professional baseball). The Indians have 1,293 assists, 81 errors and have earned 3,894 putouts this season. In 11,682 innings played, the Indians have a defensive efficiency of 70.4% (7th in the majors).
So far in his career, Allen has surrendered 99 hits while he has tallied 54 K's in 82 innings. Allen (3-10 career record) has a 6.31 earned run average while allowing 10.8 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 58 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.633 and having a FIP of 6.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.50 and he has gone up against 373 opposing hitters so far in his career.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas City (+100)
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