Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 8/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Friday, August 27, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+140) Seattle (-192)
Logan Gilbert and the Seattle Mariners (69-58, 3rd in AL West) host the Kansas City Royals (56-70, 4th in AL Central) at T-Mobile Park on Friday. The Royals open this contest at +140 while the Mariners are priced at -192. The O/U opens at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start are Kris Bubic and Logan Gilbert.
As a team, the Kansas City Royals are notching 4.1 runs per game, which puts them at 24th in the league. They have earned 520 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .303. The Royals have hit 181 doubles as a squad and have knocked 127 baseballs out of the park. They have 490 runs batted in in addition to 1,022 hits so far this season, and their team batting average comes in at .244. Kansas City is slugging .389 and have been called out on strikes 1,003 times, while taking a walk on 329 occasions.
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The Royals have an earned run average of 4.74 on the year (24th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,075 batters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.26 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.40. Royals pitchers have allowed 151 long balls in addition to 614 runs (21st in MLB). They have walked 476 opposing players and their FIP is 4.43 as a team on the year.
The Royals relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 59.6% and stepped onto the hill in 115 save situations. The relievers have inherited 188 base runners for the season with 29.3% of those players earned a run for their team. Royals pitchers have come into the game with runners on 119 times in addition to having 119 appearances in high leverage situations. The Royals have sent 430 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The bullpen have notched 68 holds for the year (11th in the league). They have 28 saves on the campaign and have not converted 19 of their 47 save opportunities.
The Royals have turned 68.1% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 9,876 innings, which has them sitting 28th in MLB. The Kansas City Royals are sitting with 3,292 putouts thus far, as well as 1,096 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .985 which has them sitting 17th in baseball, and have earned 863 double plays.
Bubic has thrown 143 innings and has accounted for 131 K's so far in his pro baseball career. Bubic (5-12 career record) has earned a FIP of 5.46 and he has faced 625 batters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.72 (75 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.469. He has allowed 142 base hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has 68 walks.
The Mariners hold a slugging % of .383 and they have an average of 4.20 runs per game (21st in the league). They have notched 173 two-baggers, while getting a free base 409 times and scoring 533 runs. Seattle has accounted for 159 home runs this season to go along with 513 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,202 occasions (5th in the league) and have a total of 926 base hits. The Seattle Mariners are sitting with an on-base percentage of .299 and a batting average of .223 this season.
The Mariners have a WHIP of 1.284 and have a FIP of 4.25 as a unit so far this season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.72 (1,035 strikeouts vs 380 walks). They are currently ranked 19th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,059. They have conceded 152 home runs and they surrender 4.73 runs per 9 innings (16th in baseball). The Seattle pitching staff have conceded 589 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 4.36 (543 earned runs allowed).
Seattle has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 62 save opportunities and they have tallied 37 saves. They rank 19th in the league with a save rate of 59.7%, and they have sent 439 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 155 times in high leverage situations and also on 121 occasions with runners on base. Seattle relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 28.3% of 159 inherited base runners. With 132 save situations, the Mariners have earned 70 holds and 25 blown saves.
The Seattle Mariners have turned 112 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .986 (6th in pro baseball). The Mariners have accrued 1,122 assists, 62 errors and have earned 3,364 putouts on the campaign. In 10,092 innings played, the Mariners are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 69.7% (13th in MLB).
Gilbert (5-5 career record) is the owner of a 5.16 ERA and has conceded 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.84 and he has gone up against 346 hitters so far in his career. He has surrendered a total of 47 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.171 and having a FIP of 3.7. During his career, Gilbert has given up 77 hits while tallying 92 K's in 82 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas City (+140)
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