Kansas City Royals vs New York Yankees Prediction, 6/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs New York Yankees
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+140) New York (-182)
Yankee Stadium is the site where Michael King and the New York Yankees (38-33, 3rd in AL East) will take on the Kansas City Royals (32-38, 3rd in AL Central) on Wednesday. The Yankees open this contest at -182 while the Royals are coming in at +140. The over/under opens at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Kris Bubic and Michael King.
As a team, the Kansas City Royals are recording 4.2 runs/g, which has them sitting at 19th in MLB. They are sitting with 296 runs and have an OBP of .307. The Royals have recorded 100 doubles as a unit and have knocked 69 balls out of the park. They have tallied 280 RBI's as well as 563 hits this season, and their average at the plate comes in at .244. Kansas City owns a slugging percentage of .390 and have struck out 561 times, while being walked on 197 occasions.
The Royals have compiled a team earned run average of 4.67 for the year (23rd in baseball), and the staff has rung up 623 hitters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.37 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.40. Royals pitchers have given up 80 long balls and 336 runs in total (19th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 263 batters and their FIP is 4.24 as a unit this year.
The Royals relief pitchers have a save percentage of 62.5% and has entered the game in 59 save situations. The relievers have inherited 110 runners so far this year and 28.2% of them crossed the plate. Royals relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 70 times in addition to having 63 appearances in high leverage situations. The Royals have dispatched 233 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The bullpen have 35 holds on the campaign (13th in the league). They have accumulated 15 saves so far this season and have not converted 9 of 24 save chances.
The Royals have transformed 67.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of 5,463 innings on the field, which has them sitting 28th in pro baseball. The Kansas City Royals have earned 1,821 putouts this year, as well as 581 assists and 39 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .984 which has them ranked 11th in professional baseball, and they have turned 488 double plays.
Bubic has pitched in 95 innings and has accounted for 88 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.25 (45 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.479. He has surrendered 97 hits (9.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 44 free passes. Bubic (3-8 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 5.10 and he has gone up against 418 hitters in the major leagues.
The Yankees have a team slugging % of .389 and they score 3.96 runs per game (26th in baseball). They have 87 two-baggers, while walking 273 times as well as putting up 281 runs. New York has recorded 90 home runs so far this year to go along with 258 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 656 instances (12th in the league) and are sitting with 543 base hits. The New York Yankees have an on-base percentage of .315 in addition to a batting average of .232 so far this year.
The Yankees are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.144 and have a FIP of 3.72 as a unit so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.42 (667 strikeouts against 195 bases on balls). They come in at 9th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 528. They have allowed 79 dingers and they surrender 4.00 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league). The New York pitching staff have relinquished 281 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 3.56 (250 earned runs allowed).
New York relievers have an inherited score percentage of 22.9% of 70 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 89 times in high leverage situations and on 59 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 58 save situations, the Yankees have compiled 31 holds in addition to 6 blown saves. They rank 4th in the league with a save percentage of 76.9%, and they have sent 212 relief pitchers onto the field on the season. New York has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 26 save chances and they have tallied 20 saves.
The New York Yankees have turned 58 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (13th in pro baseball). The Yankees have 618 assists, 41 errors and have accounted for 1,898 putouts for the year. In their 5,694 innings on the diamond, the Yankees have a defensive efficiency of 70.8% (9th in professional baseball).
During his MLB career, King has allowed 66 base knocks while he has tallied 56 strikeouts in 64 innings pitched. He has allowed 39 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.438 and having a FIP of 4.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.15 and he has faced 285 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. King (1-5 win-loss mark in his career) has a 5.48 ERA and has conceded 9.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas City (+140)
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