Milwaukee Brewers vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 5/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-200) Kansas City (+155)
Corbin Burnes and the Milwaukee Brewers (21-20, 2nd in NL Central) travel to Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday where they'll take on the Kansas City Royals (18-22, 3rd in AL Central). The Royals open this game at +155 while the Brewers are coming in at -200. The O/U is set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers are Corbin Burnes and Brad Keller.
Milwaukee has a slugging % of .358 and have been rung up 409 times, while taking a walk on 141 occasions. They have 147 RBI's in addition to 291 base knocks so far this season, while their average at the plate is at .214. The Brewers have accounted for 52 doubles as a squad and have hit 45 baseballs out of the park. They have earned a total of 153 runs while having a team OBP of .301. As a team, the Milwaukee Brewers are putting up 3.7 runs per contest, which has them at 27th in the league.
The Brewers have an ERA of 3.68 for the year (10th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 432 batters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.04 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.16. Brewers pitchers have allowed 48 long balls and 169 runs (14th in baseball). They have walked 142 opposing players and their FIP sits at 3.83 as a squad over the course of the season.
The Brewers bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 68.8% and has come into the game in 39 save situations. The relievers have inherited 34 runners on the season with 38.2% of those players ended up scoring. Brewers relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 26 times and also have had 52 appearances in high leverage situations. The Brewers have dispatched 136 relievers to the hill for the year. The relief pitchers are sitting with 23 holds so far this year (11th in MLB). They have compiled 11 saves for the season and have missed out on 5 out of their 16 chances to save the game.
The Milwaukee Brewers have earned a total of 1,107 putouts on the year, in addition to 335 assists and 24 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which has them sitting 14th in pro baseball, and they have turned 252 double plays. The Brewers have converted 71.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 3,321 innings, which ranks them 7th in MLB.
Burnes has taken the ball for 181 innings and has totaled 251 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.93 (79 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.166. He has given up 155 base knocks (7.7 hits per nine innings) with 56 free passes. Burnes (14-9 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.21 while facing 755 hitters in the major leagues.
The Royals hold a team SLG% of .378 and they are earning 4.10 runs per contest (20th in MLB). They have 56 doubles, while getting a free base 127 times as well as putting up 164 runs. Kansas City has accumulated 37 home runs on the campaign and 155 runs batted in. They have struck out on 328 instances (26th in the league) and have accounted for 304 base hits. The Kansas City Royals have tallied an OBP of .305 and a team batting average of .234 for the season.
The Royals have a team WHIP of 1.415 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.04 as a squad this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.26 (355 strikeouts vs 157 free passes). They sit at 20th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 330. They have given up 39 dingers and they give up 5.07 runs per 9 innings (23rd in baseball). The Kansas City pitching staff have allowed 194 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 4.66 (178 earned runs relinquished).
With 36 save situations, the Royals have accrued 21 holds and 6 blown saves. Kansas City has had relievers enter the contest in 15 save chances and they have walked away with 9 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 41 times in high leverage situations and also on 46 occasions with base runners. Kansas City relievers have an inherited score percentage of 27.8% out of their 72 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 16th in the league with a save rate of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 137 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond so far this season.
The Kansas City Royals have turned 34 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (22nd in pro baseball). The Royals have 319 assists, 25 errors and have amassed 1,033 putouts on the season. In their 3,099 innings on the field, the Royals hold a efficiency on defense of 67.4% (27th in professional baseball).
So far in his pro baseball career, Keller has conceded 372 hits while totaling 282 strikeouts in 393 innings pitched. Keller (24-27 record in his career) has a 3.77 ERA and has conceded 8.5 hits per nine innings. He has allowed a total of 165 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.334 and having a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.84 and he has gone up against 1,670 hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kansas City (+155)
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