Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 8/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+155) Seattle (-200)
Carlos Hernandez and the Kansas City Royals (57-70, 4th in AL Central) are headed to T-Mobile Park on Saturday where they'll take on the Seattle Mariners (69-59, 3rd in AL West). The Mariners open this contest at -200 while the Royals are priced at +155. The total has been set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers are Carlos Hernandez and Tyler Anderson.
Kansas City has a slugging percentage of .389 and have been called out on strikes 1,012 times, while being walked on 332 occasions. They have 497 RBI's as well as 1,030 base knocks on the campaign, and their average at the plate sits at .244. The Royals have tallied 182 doubles as a unit and have knocked 128 baseballs out of the stadium. They have racked up 526 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .303. As a squad, the Kansas City Royals are recording 4.1 runs per contest, which ranks them 24th in baseball.
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Royals pitchers have given up 153 home runs and 618 runs (22nd in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 480 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.44 as a team this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.26 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.40. The Royals have an ERA of 4.74 this season (23rd in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,084 hitters.
The Royals have dispatched 434 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 189 runners this year and 29.1% of those players earned a run for their team. They have tallied 29 saves this year and have missed out on 19 of 48 save opportunities. The Royals bullpen have recorded a save rate of 60.4% and has come into the game in 118 save situations. The bullpen are sitting with 69 holds for the year (9th in baseball). Royals bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on 120 times as well as having 122 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Royals have turned 68.2% of baseballs in play into outs in their 9,957 innings, which ranks them 27th in professional baseball. The Kansas City Royals have accumulated 3,319 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,104 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .985 which has them ranked 16th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 870 double plays.
Hernandez has taken the mound for 73 frames and has totaled 73 punch outs thus far in his career. His ERA is 4.15 (34 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.385. He has given up 68 hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 34 walks. Hernandez (4-2 career record) has a FIP of 4.50 and he has faced 314 opposing batters during his time in the majors.
The Mariners have a team SLG% of .383 and they are earning 4.20 runs per outing (22nd in the league). They have recorded 175 two-baggers, while walking 413 times as well as scoring 537 runs. Seattle has recorded 161 home runs over the course of the season and 517 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 1,211 occasions (5th in MLB) and have tallied 935 hits. The Seattle Mariners have an on-base percentage of .299 in addition to a team batting average of .223 on the campaign.
The Mariners have a team WHIP of 1.283 and have a FIP of 4.25 as a unit on the year. They rank 19th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,067. The Seattle pitching staff have allowed 595 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 4.36 (548 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio is 2.73 (1,044 strikeouts against 383 walks). They have conceded 153 long balls and they relinquish 4.74 runs per 9 innings (16th in the league).
With 133 save situations, the Mariners have earned 70 holds and 26 blown saves. Seattle has had relievers step onto the hill in 63 save opportunities and they have converted 37 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 156 times in high leverage situations in addition to 122 occasions with runners on. Seattle relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.6% out of their 162 inherited base runners. They rank 21st in MLB holding a save percentage of 58.7%, and they have sent 443 bullpen pitchers to the mound over the course of the season.
In 10,173 innings played, the Mariners hold a efficiency on defense of 69.7% (13th in pro baseball). The Seattle Mariners have twisted 113 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (7th in the majors). The Mariners have recorded 1,133 assists, 63 errors and have 3,391 putouts so far this season.
So far in his career, Anderson has allowed 590 hits while totaling 513 K's in 587 innings. He has allowed a total of 295 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.307 and having a FIP of 4.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.90 and he has gone up against 2,485 batters in his pro baseball career. Anderson (28-35 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 4.52 ERA and has surrendered 9.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Seattle (-200)
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