Kansas City Royals vs New York Yankees Prediction, 6/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs New York Yankees
Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+140) New York (-175)
Jameson Taillon and the New York Yankees (38-34, 3rd in AL East) host the Kansas City Royals (33-38, 3rd in AL Central) at Yankee Stadium on Thursday. The Yankees open this matchup at -175 while the Royals are priced at +140. The total is set at 9. The starting pitchers will be Brad Keller and Jameson Taillon.
As a team, the Kansas City Royals are notching 4.3 runs per game, which has them sitting at 17th in the league. They have tallied 302 runs and have an on-base percentage of .307. The Royals have tallied 101 doubles as a squad and have hit 70 baseballs out of the park. They have recorded 286 RBI's in addition to 571 base knocks this season, and their batting average is at .244. Kansas City has a slugging percentage of .389 and have struck out 570 times, while drawing a walk on 200 occasions.
The Royals have a team ERA of 4.68 for the year (22nd in MLB), and their staff has rung up 633 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 271 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.30 as a squad this year. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.34 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.41. Royals pitchers have conceded 83 home runs and 341 runs in total (20th in the league).
The Royals relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 64.0% and stepped onto the hill in 62 save situations. The relievers have inherited 113 base runners this year with 27.4% of those runners crossed home plate. Royals relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 71 times and also have had 67 appearances in high leverage situations. The Royals have dispatched 238 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The bullpen have 37 holds this year (10th in MLB). They have accumulated 16 saves this season and have blown 9 of their 25 save chances.
The Kansas City Royals have amassed 1,848 putouts thus far, in addition to 590 assists and 39 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .984 which is 11th in baseball, and have a total of 494 double plays. The Royals have turned 67.8% of baseballs in play into outs in their 5,544 innings on the field, ranking them 27th in MLB.
Keller has taken the hill for 431 innings and has accounted for 317 punch outs in his MLB career. Keller (27-30 record in his career) has a FIP of 4.04 while he has faced 1,843 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.96 (190 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.361. He has conceded 417 base knocks (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 170 free passes.
The New York Yankees have compiled a team on-base percentage of .316 and a batting average of .233 on the season. They have been called out on strikes on 666 occasions (12th in the league) and have earned a total of 552 base knocks. New York has knocked in 93 home runs for the season as well as 262 RBIs. The Yankees hold a slugging percentage of .391 and they are earning 3.97 runs per contest (24th in MLB). They have put up 88 two-baggers, while walking 281 times and notching 286 runs.
The New York pitching staff have surrendered 287 runs this season while having a team ERA of 3.59 (256 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 80 long balls and they relinquish 4.03 runs per 9 innings (9th in baseball). The Yankees have a WHIP of 1.145 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.71 as a team on the campaign. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.41 (676 strikeouts against 198 walks). They are sitting at 10th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 536.
With 59 save situations, the Yankees have recorded 31 holds and also 7 blown saves. New York has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 27 save opportunities and they have recorded 20 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 90 times in high leverage situations in addition to 60 occasions with runners on base. New York bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 22.2% out of their 72 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 4th in baseball holding a save percentage of 74.1%, and they have dispatched 214 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the year.
In 5,775 innings played, the Yankees have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.8% (8th in the majors). The New York Yankees have turned 58 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (13th in professional baseball). The Yankees have racked up 629 assists, 41 errors and have accounted for 1,925 putouts this season.
During his MLB career, Taillon has allowed 524 hits while totaling 482 punch outs in 524 innings pitched. Taillon (30-28 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 3.88 ERA and has surrendered 9.0 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 226 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.258 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.57 and he has faced 2,200 batters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas City (+140)
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