Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 6/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers
Date: Sunday, June 27, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (-141) Texas (+110)
Brady Singer and the Kansas City Royals (33-41, 3rd in AL Central) are headed to Globe Life Field on Sunday where they'll meet the Texas Rangers (28-48, 5th in AL West). The odds on this matchup have the Royals coming in at -141 and the Rangers are at +110. The O/U opens at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Brady Singer and Jordan Lyles.
As a team, the Kansas City Royals are knocking in 4.2 runs per game, which is 18th in the league. They have earned a total of 312 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .307. The Royals have accounted for 107 doubles as a squad and have knocked 72 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accrued 296 runs batted in and 593 hits so far this season, while their team batting average is at .243. Kansas City has a slugging percentage of .388 and have been rung up 599 times, while drawing a walk on 211 occasions.
The Royals have a team earned run average of 4.82 this year (25th in the league), and they have struck out 654 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.26 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.44. Royals pitchers have given up 88 home runs and also 364 total runs (22nd in baseball). They have walked 290 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.37 as a squad over the course of the season.
The Royals relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 57.1% and has come into the game in 65 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 115 base runners on the campaign with 27.8% of those runners earned a run for their team. Royals relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 73 times and also have had 70 appearances in high leverage situations. The Royals have dispatched 250 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The relievers have tallied 37 holds this season (13th in the league). They have compiled 16 saves for the season and have missed out on 12 of their 28 save opportunities.
The Kansas City Royals have amassed 1,921 putouts this year, as well as 616 assists and 40 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which has them ranked 11th in the majors, and have a total of 507 double plays. The Royals have turned 67.5% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 5,763 innings, which has them sitting 28th in pro baseball.
Singer has thrown 136 frames and has earned 137 K's during his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.43 (67 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.338. He has given up 129 hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 53 walks. Singer (7-10 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.96 and he has faced 589 hitters in the major leagues.
The Rangers have a team slugging percentage of .377 and they are earning 4.04 runs per contest (22nd in the league). They have recorded 92 two-baggers, while getting a free base 229 times as well as putting up 307 runs. Texas has 84 home runs for the year to go along with 292 runs batted in. They have struck out on 692 occasions (12th in the league) and have accounted for 588 hits. The Texas Rangers have recorded a team OBP of .302 and a team batting average of .232 on the year.
The Rangers have a team WHIP of 1.385 with a FIP of 4.41 as a staff over the course of the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.61 (613 strikeouts vs 235 free passes). They are currently ranked 29th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 696. They have allowed 100 homers and they concede 5.01 runs per 9 innings (22nd in the league). The Texas pitching staff have given up 374 runs this year while holding an ERA of 4.69 (350 earned runs relinquished).
Texas has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 26 save chances and they have tallied 14 saves. They are currently ranked 25th in baseball with a save rate of 53.8%, and they have sent 230 bullpen pitchers onto the field so far this season. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 68 times in high leverage situations in addition to 68 occasions with runners on. Texas relievers have an inherited score rate of 33.3% of 105 inherited base runners. With 50 save situations, the Rangers have earned 23 holds and also 12 blown saves.
The Texas Rangers have turned 72 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .985 (10th in baseball). The Rangers have accrued 710 assists, 42 errors and have 2,018 putouts for the year. Out of their 6,054 innings on the diamond, the Rangers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 67.8% (26th in MLB).
Lyles (46-71 win-loss record in his career) has a 5.24 ERA and has surrendered 9.9 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.18 and he has gone up against 4,616 batters so far in his career. He has given up a total of 608 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.448 and having a FIP of 4.7. In his career, Lyles has conceded 1,148 base knocks while totaling 795 K's in 1,044 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas (+110)
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