Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 6/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Friday, June 11, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+110) Oakland (-141)
Cole Irvin and the Oakland Athletics (37-26, 1st in AL West) host the Kansas City Royals (29-31, 3rd in AL Central) at RingCentral Coliseum on Friday. The Royals open this contest at +110 while the Athletics are priced at -141. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Brady Singer and Cole Irvin.
As a unit, the Kansas City Royals are compiling 4.3 runs per game, which is 15th in MLB. They have racked up 258 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .305. The Royals have recorded 84 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 57 baseballs out of the park. They have compiled 245 runs batted in as well as 470 hits on the season, and their average at the plate is sitting at .240. Kansas City is slugging .385 and have struck out 486 times, while taking a walk on 170 occasions.
The Royals have an earned run average of 4.52 this year (21st in baseball), and their staff has rung up 539 hitters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.28 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.40. Royals pitchers have yielded 62 long balls in addition to 281 runs in total (18th in MLB). They have walked 236 hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.10 as a team over the course of the season.
The Royals relievers have recorded a save rate of 63.6% and has stepped onto the mound in 53 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 97 runners for the season and 29.9% of them crossed the plate. Royals pitchers have entered the game with runners on 62 times in addition to having 57 appearances in high leverage situations. The Royals have sent 201 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. The relievers have accumulated 31 holds so far this season (11th in the league). They have recorded 14 saves so far this year and have blown 8 of 22 save opportunities.
The Kansas City Royals have earned a total of 1,559 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 495 assists and 33 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which ranks 8th in baseball, and they have turned 416 double plays. The Royals have transformed 68.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 4,677 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 28th in pro baseball.
Singer has taken the mound for 123 innings and is sitting with 123 strikeouts during his career. Singer (7-10 record in his career) has a FIP of 3.78 and he has gone up against 530 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.45 (61 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.305. He has given up 115 base hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has 46 walks.
The Athletics have a SLG% of .407 and they tally 4.35 runs per contest (14th in MLB). They have put up 105 doubles, while getting a free base 226 times and putting up 274 runs. Oakland has tallied 77 home runs on the campaign as well as 255 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 552 occasions (13th in MLB) and are sitting with 474 hits. The Oakland Athletics have recorded an on-base percentage of .316 in addition to a team batting average of .232 this season.
The Athletics have a WHIP of 1.262 with a FIP of 3.74 as a team on the year. They are sitting at 28th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 533. The Oakland pitching staff have conceded 261 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 3.88 (240 earned runs allowed). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.04 (517 strikeouts against 170 walks). They have conceded 61 home runs and they concede 4.22 runs per 9 innings (12th in the league).
Oakland has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 22 save chances and they have tallied 16 saves. They are currently ranked 5th in the league holding a save percentage of 72.7%, and they have dispatched 187 relievers to the hill on the year. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 50 times in high leverage situations and on 44 occasions with base runners. Oakland relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 36.8% out of their 68 inherited base runners. Sitting with 49 save situations, the Athletics have 27 holds and also 6 blown saves.
In 5,019 innings played, the Athletics have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (18th in baseball). The Oakland Athletics have turned 45 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (6th in pro baseball). The Athletics have 482 assists, 32 errors and are sitting with 1,673 putouts this year.
Thus far in his career, Irvin has given up 129 base hits while totaling 85 punch outs in 114 innings pitched. Irvin (6-9 mark in his career) has earned a 5.02 ERA and has allowed 10.1 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 64 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.352 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. His K/BB ratio is 3.27 and he has faced 495 opposing batters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas City (+110)
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