Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 6/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+100) Oakland (-125)
Mike Minor and the Kansas City Royals (29-30, 3rd in AL Central) are headed to RingCentral Coliseum on Thursday where they'll take on the Oakland Athletics (36-26, 1st in AL West). The Athletics open this game at -125 while the Royals are priced at +100. The over/under is set at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Mike Minor and Frankie Montas.
The Royals have recorded 81 doubles as a unit and have hit 57 balls out of the park. Kansas City has a slugging percentage of .390 and have struck out 470 times, while taking a walk on 162 occasions. As a squad, the Kansas City Royals are scoring 4.4 runs per contest, which puts them at 14th in the league. They have recorded 243 runs batted in and 459 hits so far this year, while their team batting average comes in at .242. They have 256 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .306.
Royals pitchers have relinquished 57 home runs and also 267 total runs (18th in baseball). They have walked 228 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.03 as a squad this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.28 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.39. The Royals have an earned run average of 4.42 so far this year (21st in MLB), and the staff has rung up 519 hitters.
The Royals have sent 196 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The relievers have inherited 96 base runners over the course of the season with 30.2% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have recorded 14 saves this year and have blown 8 of 22 chances to save the game. The Royals relievers have a save rate of 63.6% and has come into the game in 53 save situations. The bullpen have tallied 31 holds for the season (10th in MLB). Royals pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 61 times in addition to having 57 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Kansas City Royals are sitting with 1,511 putouts so far this season, in addition to 480 assists and 33 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which has them sitting 12th in baseball, and have a total of 400 double plays. The Royals have converted 68.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of 4,533 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 27th in pro baseball.
Minor (75-69 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.00 while he has faced 5,060 hitters in the major leagues. He has given up 1,132 base knocks (8.4 hits per nine innings) with 358 free passes. His ERA is 4.03 (546 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.222. Minor has taken the ball for 1,219 innings and has accumulated 1,121 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career.
The Oakland Athletics have an OBP of .316 in addition to a team batting average of .233 over the course of the season. They have been called out on strikes on 534 occasions (14th in the league) and have earned 462 base hits. Oakland has compiled 77 home runs on the season to go along with 246 RBIs. The Athletics have a team slugging % of .411 and they earn 4.34 runs per contest (15th in baseball). They have recorded 104 doubles, while taking a walk 216 times and putting up 265 runs.
The Athletics hold a team WHIP of 1.282 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.74 as a staff on the season. They rank 28th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 526. The Oakland pitching staff have given up 259 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 3.97 (238 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio is 3.07 (506 strikeouts vs 165 walks). They have surrendered 60 dingers and they yield 4.32 runs per 9 innings (13th in MLB).
With 46 save situations, the Athletics have tallied 25 holds and 6 blown saves. Oakland has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 21 save chances and they have converted 15 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 50 times in high leverage situations and also on 44 occasions with base runners. Oakland relievers have an inherited score percentage of 36.8% out of 68 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 6th in MLB holding a save rate of 71.4%, and they have dispatched 182 relievers to the mound so far this season.
The Oakland Athletics have turned 45 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (5th in professional baseball). The Athletics have recorded 464 assists, 31 errors and have earned 1,619 putouts this year. Out of their 4,857 innings on the diamond, the Athletics have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 68.5% (25th in the majors).
During his MLB career, Montas has allowed 340 base knocks while he has totaled 327 strikeouts in 324 innings. Montas (24-19 career record) has a 4.27 earned run average and has allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded 154 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.398 and a FIP of 4.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.87 and he has gone up against 1,416 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Oakland (-125) and under 7.5 runs
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