Kansas City Royals vs Houston Astros Prediction, 8/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Houston Astros
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+190) Houston (-256)
Brady Singer and the Kansas City Royals (55-68, 4th in AL Central) travel to Minute Maid Park on Tuesday where they'll meet the Houston Astros (73-51, 1st in AL West). The Royals open this game at +190 while the Astros are coming in at -256. The O/U opens at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Brady Singer and Luis Garcia.
As a team, the Kansas City Royals are putting up 4.1 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 23rd in baseball. They have 508 runs while holding a team OBP of .303. The Royals have earned 176 doubles as a squad and have hit 124 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 479 RBI's in addition to 997 base knocks this year, while their team batting average comes in at .244. Kansas City has a slugging rate of .389 and have struck out 978 times, while drawing a walk on 319 occasions.
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The Royals have an ERA of 4.80 this season (26th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,051 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 462 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.45 as a unit this season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.27 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.40. Royals pitchers have relinquished 149 long balls and also 603 runs (22nd in baseball).
Royals bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 114 times in addition to having 113 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers are sitting with 63 holds on the year (14th in baseball). The Royals bullpen have earned a save rate of 60.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 109 save situations. They have 28 saves on the campaign and have blown 18 out of their 46 save chances. The relievers have inherited 181 base runners for the season with 29.8% of those players crossed the plate. The Royals have dispatched 419 relievers to the mound this year.
The Royals have turned 68.2% of baseballs in play into outs in their 9,639 innings, which ranks them 28th in professional baseball. The Kansas City Royals have accounted for 3,213 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,072 assists and 66 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which is 15th in baseball, and have earned 843 double plays.
Singer has taken the hill for 162 frames and has racked up 161 punch outs so far in his career. His earned run average is 4.77 (86 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.429. He has conceded 167 hits (9.3 hits per 9 innings) with 65 walks. Singer (7-13 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 3.88 while he has gone up against 716 opposing batters during his time in the majors.
The Astros have a team SLG% of .443 and they are earning 5.42 runs per outing (1st in the league). They have put up 235 doubles, while taking a walk 436 times and recording 672 runs. Houston has knocked in 164 long balls on the season to go along with 646 runs batted in. They have struck out on 940 occasions (30th in the league) and have earned a total of 1,144 hits. The Houston Astros hold an OBP of .340 as well as a team batting average of .268 for the season.
The Astros hold a team WHIP of 1.205 with a FIP of 4.09 as a pitching staff on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.79 (1,133 strikeouts against 406 walks). They come in at 7th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 926. They have relinquished 146 long balls and they concede 3.97 runs per 9 innings (4th in baseball). The Houston pitching staff have allowed 488 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 3.62 (444 earned runs relinquished).
Houston has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 44 save opportunities and they have earned 26 saves. They are ranked 20th in baseball holding a save rate of 59.1%, and they have sent 377 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. Their relief pitchers have come in 114 times in high leverage situations and on 103 occasions with runners on base. Houston relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 35.3% out of their 153 inherited base runners. Sitting with 98 save situations, the Astros have accrued 53 holds and 18 blown saves.
The Houston Astros have turned 88 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .989 (1st in pro baseball). The Astros have 1,064 assists, 48 errors and have accounted for 3,315 putouts so far this year. In their 9,945 innings on the field, the Astros have a defensive efficiency of 71.8% (2nd in MLB).
In his pro baseball career, Garcia has given up 101 hits while accumulating 146 punch outs in 129 innings pitched. Garcia (9-7 career record) holds a 3.35 earned run average while surrendering 7.0 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered a total of 48 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.101 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.56 and he has gone up against 523 batters thus far in his career.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas City (+190)
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