Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 8/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Sunday, August 29, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+130) Seattle (-167)
T-Mobile Park is the venue where Marco Gonzales and the Seattle Mariners (69-60, 3rd in AL West) will play the Kansas City Royals (58-70, 4th in AL Central) on Sunday. The Mariners open this game at -167 while the Royals are priced at +130. The total is set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Daniel Lynch and Marco Gonzales.
The Royals have tallied 185 doubles as a team and have smacked 130 baseballs out of the stadium. Kansas City has a slugging % of .390 and have struck out 1,021 times, while drawing a walk on 334 occasions. As a squad, the Kansas City Royals are earning 4.2 runs/g, which puts them at 24th in baseball. They have tallied 505 runs batted in in addition to 1,046 base knocks on the year, while their team batting average comes in at .245. They have tallied 534 runs and have an OBP of .303.
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The Royals have an earned run average of 4.72 on the campaign (23rd in the league), and they have struck out 1,099 batters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.26 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.41. Royals pitchers have conceded 153 long balls and 625 runs (23rd in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 486 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.41 as a team on the campaign.
The Royals relievers have recorded a save rate of 60.4% and has stepped onto the mound in 118 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 191 base runners over the course of the season with 28.8% of those players ended up scoring. Royals relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 122 times in addition to having 124 appearances in high leverage situations. The Royals have sent 437 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. The relief pitchers have accumulated 69 holds so far this season (10th in the league). They have 29 saves on the season and have not converted 19 out of their 48 chances to save the game.
The Kansas City Royals have accumulated 3,355 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,113 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .985 which ranks 15th in MLB, and they have twisted 877 double plays. The Royals have turned 68.1% of balls in play into outs in their 10,065 innings on the diamond, ranking them 27th in the majors.
Lynch (4-3 career mark) has a FIP of 4.09 while facing 193 hitters in the major leagues. He has given up 48 base hits (9.9 hits per 9 innings) and has had 19 free passes. His earned run average is 4.74 (23 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.534. Lynch has pitched in 43 frames and has earned 36 K's during his MLB career.
Seattle is sitting with 161 home runs on the year as well as 524 RBIs. They have hit 177 doubles, while getting a free base 419 times and putting up 544 runs. The Seattle Mariners are sitting with an OBP of .299 and a batting average of .223 so far this season. The Mariners hold a team slugging % of .382 and they score 4.22 runs per contest (23rd in the league). They have been rung up on 1,226 occasions (4th in the league) and have 946 base knocks.
The Mariners have a team WHIP of 1.285 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.25 as a pitching staff on the campaign. They are sitting at 20th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,083. The Seattle pitching staff have yielded 603 runs on the year while having an ERA of 4.37 (554 earned runs yielded). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.74 (1,053 strikeouts vs 385 bases on balls). They have given up 155 dingers and they allow 4.75 runs per 9 innings (18th in baseball).
Seattle relievers have an inherited score percentage of 29.3% out of 164 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 162 times in high leverage situations and on 126 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 133 save situations, the Mariners have accrued 70 holds in addition to 26 blown saves. They are ranked 21st in baseball with a save percentage of 58.7%, and they have sent 451 relief pitchers onto the field for the year. Seattle has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 63 save opportunities and they have converted 37 saves.
The Seattle Mariners have turned 114 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (7th in professional baseball). The Mariners have recorded 1,142 assists, 63 errors and have earned 3,427 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 10,281 innings on the diamond, the Mariners have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (14th in baseball).
So far in his career, Gonzales has surrendered 633 hits and he has 499 punch outs in 617 innings. He has given up a total of 281 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.282 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. His K/BB ratio is 3.16 and he has gone up against 2,599 hitters in his MLB career. Gonzales (46-32 win-loss record in his career) holds a 4.10 ERA while giving up 9.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle (-167)
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