Kansas City Royals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 4/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+101) Pittsburgh (-109)
Tyler Anderson and the Pittsburgh Pirates (11-11, 3rd in NL Central) play the Kansas City Royals (13-7, 1st in AL Central) at PNC Park on Tuesday. The line on this contest has the Royals coming in at +101 and the Pirates are at -109. The total opens at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Jakob Junis and Tyler Anderson.
Kansas City is slugging .389 and have been rung up 158 times, while drawing a walk on 62 occasions. They have tallied 85 RBI's as well as 153 base knocks this year, while their team batting average sits at .236. The Royals have tallied 29 doubles as a unit and have smacked 20 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned 91 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .306. As a unit, the Kansas City Royals are recording 4.6 runs per game, which ranks them 12th in the league.
The Royals hold a team earned run average of 4.11 so far this season (14th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 180 hitters. They have walked 69 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.74 as a squad for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.61 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.31. Royals pitchers have given up 19 home runs and also 88 runs in total (13th in MLB).
The Royals have sent 74 relievers to the hill for the year. The relievers have inherited 40 base runners so far this season with 20.0% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have earned 7 saves for the season and have blown 3 of their 10 chances to save the game. The Royals relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 70.0% and has come into the game in 24 save situations. The bullpen have accumulated 14 holds on the season (5th in the league). Royals relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 24 times as well as having 26 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Kansas City Royals have a total of 525 putouts so far this season, as well as 158 assists and 15 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .979 which puts them in 27th in professional baseball, and they have turned 138 double plays. The Royals have transformed 68.0% of balls in play into outs in their 1,575 innings on the field, ranking them 24th in professional baseball.
Junis (28-31 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.71 while he has gone up against 2,133 hitters during his time in the majors. He has conceded 524 base hits (9.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 138 walks. His earned run average is 4.75 (260 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.343. Junis has taken the ball for 493 innings and has accounted for 445 K's in his career.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have tallied a team OBP of .308 in addition to a batting average of .229 for the year. They have been called out on strikes on 195 occasions (15th in baseball) and have 166 base knocks. Pittsburgh has tallied 18 home runs this season as well as 84 RBIs. The Pirates hold a team slugging percentage of .364 and they earn 3.91 runs per contest (21st in the league). They have put up 38 two-baggers, while walking 73 times as well as putting up 86 runs.
The Pirates have a WHIP of 1.251 in addition to having a FIP of 4.25 as a team on the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.64 (195 strikeouts vs 74 walks). They come in at 14th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 160. They have given up 27 home runs and they allow 4.62 runs per 9 innings (18th in baseball). The Pittsburgh pitching staff have conceded 96 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 4.33 (90 earned runs yielded).
Pittsburgh has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 4 save opportunities and they have tallied 3 saves. They sit at 6th in MLB holding a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 80 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. Their relief pitchers have come in 16 times in high leverage situations in addition to 18 occasions with runners on base. Pittsburgh relievers hold an inherited score rate of 17.9% out of 28 inherited base runners. Sitting with 19 save situations, the Pirates have accrued 13 holds and also 1 blown save.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 19 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (11th in the majors). The Pirates have 191 assists, 12 errors and have notched a total of 561 putouts for the year. Out of their 1,683 innings played, the Pirates have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 70.7% (10th in baseball).
Anderson (24-29 win-loss record in his career) holds a 4.62 ERA while giving up 9.1 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.77 and he has gone up against 2,030 hitters during his MLB career. He has conceded 245 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.341 and a FIP of 4.4. During his career, Anderson has surrendered 485 base hits while he has totaled 429 strikeouts in 477 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-109)
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