Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 5/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Brad Keller and the Kansas City Royals (22-23, 3rd in AL Central) travel to Tropicana Field on Tuesday where they'll take on the Tampa Bay Rays (29-19, 2nd in AL East).
As a team, the Kansas City Royals are knocking in 4.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 18th in baseball. They are sitting with 187 runs scored and hold an OBP of .304. The Royals have hit 61 doubles as a unit and have knocked 41 balls out of the park. They have compiled 176 RBI's in addition to 341 hits on the season, and their average at the plate is sitting at .235. Kansas City is slugging .375 and have been called out on strikes 363 times, while being walked on 138 occasions.
Royals pitchers have relinquished 43 home runs and also 212 runs in total (18th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 172 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.97 as a squad this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.33 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.40. The Royals are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.51 on the campaign (21st in the league), and their staff has rung up 401 hitters.
The Royals relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 61.1% and has entered the game in 42 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 80 runners this season with 30.0% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Royals bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 51 times as well as having 49 appearances in high leverage situations. The Royals have dispatched 155 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. The bullpen have a total of 24 holds on the year (13th in baseball). They have earned 11 saves this year and have blown 7 out of their 18 save opportunities.
The Royals have converted 67.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 3,504 innings, which ranks them 28th in the majors. The Kansas City Royals have 1,168 putouts for the season, in addition to 374 assists and 27 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which ranks 20th in pro baseball, and have a total of 314 double plays.
Keller has taken the hill for 399 innings and has accounted for 286 punch outs during his MLB career. His ERA is 3.79 (168 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.338. He has surrendered 380 base knocks (8.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 154 free passes. Keller (24-27 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.01 and he has faced 1,695 hitters in the major leagues.
Tampa Bay has accumulated 61 home runs this year as well as 221 RBIs. They have recorded 92 doubles, while taking a walk 176 times as well as scoring 235 runs. The Tampa Bay Rays have accounted for an OBP of .317 as well as a team batting average of .235 on the season. The Rays hold a team slugging % of .407 and they earn 4.90 runs per game (8th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 501 instances (1st in the league) and have notched a total of 386 base knocks.
The Tampa Bay pitching staff have given up 191 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 3.54 (171 earned runs conceded). They have conceded 51 homers and they allow 3.95 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league). The Rays are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.145 with a FIP of 3.74 as a squad on the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.18 (442 strikeouts against 139 walks). They are sitting at 13th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 359.
Tampa Bay has called on relievers to take the mound in 21 save chances and they have walked away with 15 saves. They are ranked 6th in MLB with a save percentage of 71.4%, and they have dispatched 149 relievers to the hill so far this year. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 62 times in high leverage situations and on 38 occasions with base runners. Tampa Bay bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 27.1% of 48 inherited runners. Sitting with 50 save situations, the Rays have compiled 29 holds and also 6 blown saves.
In their 3,915 innings on the field, the Rays have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 71.4% (9th in pro baseball). The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 46 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .989 (3rd in professional baseball). The Rays have accrued 426 assists, 20 errors and have 1,305 putouts on the season.
Hill (70-45 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 3.79 ERA while allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.65 and he has faced 4,269 batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 430 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.216 and having a FIP of 4.0. During his career, Hill has conceded 833 hits while tallying 1,080 strikeouts in 1,020 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas City
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