Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 6/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers
Date: Saturday, June 26, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+110) Texas (-135)
Globe Life Field is the site where Kyle Gibson and the Texas Rangers (27-48, 5th in AL West) will play the Kansas City Royals (33-40, 3rd in AL Central) on Saturday. The Rangers open this game at -135 while the Royals are priced at +110. The total has been set at 8. The starting pitchers are Kris Bubic and Kyle Gibson.
As a squad, the Kansas City Royals are earning 4.2 runs per game, which is 18th in baseball. They are sitting with 308 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .308. The Royals have earned 105 doubles as a unit and have knocked 72 balls out of the park. They have 292 runs batted in and 585 base knocks on the season, while their team batting average is sitting at .243. Kansas City is slugging .388 and have been rung up 591 times, while being walked on 209 occasions.
The Royals have compiled a team earned run average of 4.76 on the year (25th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 650 batters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.26 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.43. Royals pitchers have given up 88 long balls in addition to 355 runs (22nd in MLB). They have walked 287 opposing players and their FIP is 4.39 as a unit so far this season.
The Royals relievers have earned a save rate of 57.1% and has entered the game in 65 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 114 base runners over the course of the season and 27.2% of them crossed the plate. Royals relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 72 times and also have had 70 appearances in high leverage situations. The Royals have dispatched 247 relievers to the hill so far this year. The relievers have tallied 37 holds for the season (13th in MLB). They have compiled 16 saves this season and have blown 12 of 28 chances to get a save.
The Royals have converted 67.7% of balls in play into outs out of their 5,691 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 27th in professional baseball. The Kansas City Royals have notched a total of 1,897 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 605 assists and 39 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .985 which puts them in 11th in MLB, and have 503 double plays.
Bubic has taken the ball for 97 innings and has racked up 90 K's so far in his career. Bubic (3-8 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 5.00 while he has faced 425 batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 4.15 (45 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.444. He has surrendered 97 hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) with 44 free passes.
Texas has 84 home runs on the campaign as well as 284 RBIs. They have hit 90 doubles, while taking a walk 226 times as well as recording 298 runs. The Texas Rangers are sitting with a team OBP of .300 in addition to a team batting average of .230 this season. The Rangers hold a team slugging percentage of .375 and they are earning 3.97 runs per game (23rd in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 688 occasions (10th in MLB) and have accounted for 575 base hits.
The Rangers hold a team WHIP of 1.389 in addition to having a FIP of 4.44 as a pitching staff for the season. They come in at 29th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 688. The Texas pitching staff have allowed 370 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 4.70 (346 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.60 (605 strikeouts against 233 bases on balls). They have allowed 100 long balls and they yield 5.02 runs per 9 innings (22nd in MLB).
Texas relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 33.7% out of their 104 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 68 times in high leverage situations and on 67 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 49 save situations, the Rangers have compiled 22 holds and also 12 blown saves. They sit at 25th in the league holding a save percentage of 53.8%, and they have dispatched 228 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. Texas has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 26 save opportunities and they have walked away with 14 saves.
The Texas Rangers have twisted 71 double plays and have a fielding rate of .985 (12th in MLB). The Rangers have accrued 698 assists, 42 errors and have a tally of 1,991 putouts for the year. In 5,973 innings on the diamond, the Rangers have earned a defensive efficiency of 67.7% (26th in pro baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Gibson has given up 1,278 hits while earning 967 K's in 1,237 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 606 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.394 and a FIP of 4.3. His K/BB ratio is 2.16 and he has gone up against 5,326 opposing batters in his career. Gibson (74-74 career win-loss mark) has earned a 4.41 ERA and has surrendered 9.3 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kansas City (+110)
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