Kansas City Royals vs New York Yankees Prediction, 6/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs New York Yankees
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+160) New York (-208)
Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees (38-33, 3rd in AL East) play the Kansas City Royals (32-38, 3rd in AL Central) at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday. The Yankees open this matchup at -208 while the Royals are priced at +160. The total opens at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Brady Singer and Gerrit Cole.
Kansas City has a slugging rate of .390 and have struck out 561 times, while being walked on 197 occasions. They have 280 RBI's as well as 563 base knocks over the course of the season, while their batting average sits at .244. The Royals have tallied 100 doubles as a unit and have knocked 69 balls out of the stadium. They have racked up 296 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .307. As a team, the Kansas City Royals are earning 4.2 runs per contest, which ranks them 19th in the league.
Royals pitchers have conceded 80 home runs in addition to 336 runs in total (20th in the league). They have walked 263 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.24 as a unit on the campaign. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.37 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.40. The Royals are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.67 for the year (23rd in MLB), and the staff has struck out 623 batters.
Royals relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 70 times as well as having 63 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have recorded 35 holds on the campaign (13th in MLB). The Royals relievers have recorded a save percentage of 62.5% and stepped onto the hill in 59 save situations. They have earned 15 saves on the year and have missed out on 9 of 24 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 110 runners for the year and 28.2% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Royals have dispatched 233 relievers to the hill this year.
The Kansas City Royals have earned a total of 1,821 putouts for the season, in addition to 581 assists and 39 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which ranks 12th in the majors, and they have twisted 488 double plays. The Royals have converted 67.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 5,463 innings on the field, which ranks them 28th in MLB.
Singer has taken the mound for 132 innings and is sitting with 132 punch outs in his pro baseball career. Singer (7-10 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.75 while he has gone up against 568 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 4.42 (65 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.300. He has surrendered 124 base knocks (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has 48 free passes.
The New York Yankees have accounted for an on-base percentage of .315 as well as a team batting average of .232 for the year. They have struck out on 656 instances (11th in baseball) and have tallied 543 hits. New York has accounted for 90 home runs so far this year and 258 runs batted in. The Yankees have a team slugging % of .389 and they are recording 3.96 runs per game (25th in MLB). They have tallied 87 two-baggers, while taking a walk 273 times and recording 281 runs.
The Yankees hold a team WHIP of 1.144 with a FIP of 3.72 as a team for the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.42 (667 strikeouts vs 195 bases on balls). They rank 11th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 528. They have allowed 79 home runs and they relinquish 4.00 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league). The New York pitching staff have allowed 281 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 3.56 (250 earned runs surrendered).
Sitting with 58 save situations, the Yankees have recorded 31 holds and also 6 blown saves. New York has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 26 save opportunities and they have earned 20 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 89 times in high leverage situations and also on 59 occasions with runners on. New York bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 22.9% out of their 70 inherited base runners. They are ranked 4th in baseball holding a save rate of 76.9%, and they have dispatched 212 bullpen pitchers to the mound this year.
In their 5,694 innings played, the Yankees have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.8% (8th in MLB). The New York Yankees have turned 58 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (13th in MLB). The Yankees have racked up 618 assists, 41 errors and have earned 1,898 putouts for the season.
So far in his career, Cole has surrendered 1,151 base hits while totaling 1,547 strikeouts in 1,357 innings. He has given up 473 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.101 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.50 and he has faced 5,468 hitters so far in his MLB career. Cole (109-58 career record) holds a 3.14 ERA while conceding 7.6 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas City (+160)
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