Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 6/13/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+140) Oakland (-182)
Kris Bubic and the Kansas City Royals (30-32, 3rd in AL Central) head to RingCentral Coliseum on Sunday where they'll meet the Oakland Athletics (38-27, 1st in AL West). The Royals open this game at +140 while the Athletics are priced at -182. The O/U is set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers are Kris Bubic and Chris Bassitt.
Kansas City owns a slugging percentage of .387 and have been called out on strikes 501 times, while drawing a walk on 171 occasions. They have compiled 253 RBI's and 489 hits this year, and their team batting average comes in at .241. The Royals have accounted for 86 doubles as a team and have hit 61 baseballs out of the park. They have earned a total of 267 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .304. As a team, the Kansas City Royals are recording 4.3 runs per game, which ranks them 14th in MLB.
The Royals have compiled a team ERA of 4.46 for the season (21st in MLB), and the staff has struck out 558 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.33 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.38. Royals pitchers have allowed 64 home runs and also 286 runs in total (18th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 239 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.07 as a squad on the season.
The Royals bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 63.6% and has entered the game in 53 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 97 runners so far this season and 29.9% of them ended up crossing the plate. Royals relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 62 times and also have had 58 appearances in high leverage situations. The Royals have dispatched 205 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The bullpen are sitting with 31 holds on the season (13th in MLB). They have 14 saves over the course of the season and have blown 8 of their 22 save opportunities.
The Kansas City Royals are sitting with 1,611 putouts so far this season, as well as 510 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which has them ranked 11th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 429 double plays. The Royals have transformed 68.2% of balls in play into outs out of 4,833 innings on the field, ranking them 26th in the majors.
Bubic has thrown 88 innings and has earned 81 K's in his career. His ERA is 3.89 (38 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.420. He has conceded 85 base hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) with 40 free passes. Bubic (2-7 career mark) has a FIP of 4.83 and he has gone up against 381 batters in the major leagues.
The Athletics have a team slugging percentage of .405 and they score 4.29 runs per game (15th in baseball). They have hit 109 doubles, while getting a free base 229 times as well as scoring 279 runs. Oakland has hit 79 long balls on the season to go along with 260 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 571 occasions (13th in MLB) and have earned a total of 485 base hits. The Oakland Athletics have an on-base percentage of .313 and a batting average of .231 this season.
The Athletics are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.257 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.76 as a squad so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.11 (532 strikeouts against 171 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 28th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 552. They have relinquished 65 dingers and they yield 4.22 runs per 9 innings (12th in baseball). The Oakland pitching staff have surrendered 270 runs on the season while having an ERA of 3.86 (247 earned runs relinquished).
Oakland has called on relievers to enter the contest in 23 save chances and they have come away with 16 saves. They sit at 7th in the league with a save rate of 69.6%, and they have dispatched 193 relievers to the mound for the year. Their relief pitchers have come in 53 times in high leverage situations in addition to 47 occasions with runners on base. Oakland relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.1% out of 72 inherited runners. With 51 save situations, the Athletics have recorded 28 holds in addition to 7 blown saves.
In 5,181 innings on the diamond, the Athletics have a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (20th in the majors). The Oakland Athletics have turned 47 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .985 (6th in pro baseball). The Athletics have racked up 495 assists, 34 errors and have earned a total of 1,727 putouts during this campaign.
Thus far in his career, Bassitt has surrendered 432 base hits while he has totaled 431 strikeouts in 479 innings pitched. He has conceded 190 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.231 and a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.73 and he has faced 2,036 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. Bassitt (25-23 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 3.57 earned run average and has surrendered 8.1 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oakland (-182)
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