Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 5/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Brady Singer and the Kansas City Royals (23-23, 3rd in AL Central) head to Tropicana Field on Thursday where they'll take on the Tampa Bay Rays (30-20, 1st in AL East).
As a team, the Kansas City Royals are putting up 4.1 runs per game, which has them at 19th in MLB. They have accounted for 189 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .303. The Royals have hit 63 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 42 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 178 runs batted in and 348 hits on the season, and their batting average sits at .234. Kansas City has a slugging % of .375 and have struck out 377 times, while taking a walk on 138 occasions.
Royals pitchers have relinquished 43 long balls and 213 total runs (17th in MLB). They have walked 177 opposing players and their FIP is 3.93 as a team for the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.32 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.39. The Royals have a team earned run average of 4.43 for the year (21st in MLB), and they have rung up 410 batters.
Royals relief pitchers have entered the game with players on base 51 times as well as having 51 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have notched 25 holds so far this season (14th in baseball). The Royals relievers have earned a save percentage of 63.2% and has come into the game in 44 save situations. They have earned 12 saves on the year and have blown 7 out of their 19 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 80 base runners so far this season with 30.0% of them crossed the plate. The Royals have dispatched 157 relief pitchers to the hill for the season.
The Kansas City Royals have a tally of 1,195 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 388 assists and 27 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .983 which is 18th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 320 double plays. The Royals have transformed 67.6% of balls in play into outs out of their 3,585 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 28th in MLB.
Singer has thrown 109 frames and has earned 107 strikeouts so far in his career. His ERA is 4.03 (49 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.235. He has given up 95 hits (7.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 40 walks. Singer (6-8 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.78 while facing 460 hitters during his time in the majors.
Tampa Bay is sitting with 62 home runs on the season and 236 runs batted in. They have 97 doubles, while taking a walk 188 times as well as scoring 250 runs. The Tampa Bay Rays have earned a team OBP of .317 in addition to a batting average of .234 on the campaign. The Rays hold a team SLG% of .404 and they average 5.00 runs per game (7th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 526 occasions (1st in the league) and have earned 401 base hits.
The Rays hold a team WHIP of 1.134 in addition to having a FIP of 3.78 as a squad so far this season. They are currently ranked 14th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 377. The Tampa Bay pitching staff have given up 201 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.54 (179 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.35 (466 strikeouts vs 139 free passes). They have surrendered 57 home runs and they relinquish 3.98 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league).
Tampa Bay has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 22 save opportunities and they have walked away with 15 saves. They rank 9th in the league with a save rate of 68.2%, and they have dispatched 154 relievers to the hill on the year. Their relievers have come in 65 times in high leverage situations in addition to 40 occasions with runners on base. Tampa Bay bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.6% of 49 inherited runners. Sitting with 52 save situations, the Rays have 30 holds in addition to 7 blown saves.
The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 46 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .989 (3rd in the majors). The Rays have recorded 441 assists, 20 errors and have accumulated 1,365 putouts for the season. In their 4,095 innings played, the Rays hold a efficiency on defense of 71.5% (8th in baseball).
During his MLB career, McClanahan has surrendered 21 base hits while totaling 26 K's in 22 innings pitched. McClanahan (1-0 record in his career) has earned a 4.03 earned run average while conceding 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 10 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.254 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.5. His K/BB ratio is 3.71 and he has gone up against 91 hitters in his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas City
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