New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 8/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-172) Kansas City (+135)
Kauffman Stadium is the venue where Daniel Lynch and the Kansas City Royals (48-62, 4th in AL Central) will take on the New York Yankees (61-50, 3rd in AL East) on Tuesday. The Royals open this contest at +135 while the Yankees are priced at -172. The total has been set at 10. The starting pitchers are Nestor Cortes Jr and Daniel Lynch.
New York has a slugging rate of .392 and have struck out 1,010 times, while drawing a walk on 445 occasions. They have compiled 427 runs batted in in addition to 860 hits on the year, and their average at the plate is sitting at .236. The Yankees have accumulated 149 doubles as a unit and have hit 135 balls out of the park. They have 462 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .324. As a squad, the New York Yankees are compiling 4.2 runs per game, which has them at 23rd in baseball.
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The Yankees have an earned run average of 3.68 on the campaign (8th in the league), and they have struck out 1,062 hitters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.25 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.17. Yankees pitchers have given up 124 home runs and also 447 total runs (8th in the league). They have walked 327 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.76 as a unit for the season.
The Yankees have dispatched 335 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. The relievers have inherited 126 runners for the year and 30.2% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have accumulated 30 saves over the course of the season and have blown 14 of their 44 chances to get a save. The Yankees bullpen have compiled a save rate of 68.2% and stepped onto the hill in 101 save situations. The bullpen have recorded 55 holds so far this season (18th in the league). Yankees pitchers have come into the game with runners on 97 times as well as having 143 appearances in high leverage situations.
The New York Yankees are sitting with 2,948 putouts for the season, as well as 919 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .984 which has them sitting 16th in the majors, and have a total of 731 double plays. The Yankees have transformed 70.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 8,844 innings, which has them sitting 6th in the majors.
Cortes Jr (5-2 career mark) has earned a FIP of 5.43 while he has faced 518 opposing batters in the majors. He has conceded 123 base knocks (9.5 hits per 9 innings) with 51 free passes. His ERA is 5.25 (68 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.491. Cortes Jr has thrown 116 frames and has earned 121 strikeouts during his MLB career.
The Kansas City Royals have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .301 in addition to a team batting average of .241 so far this season. They have been called out on strikes on 889 instances (28th in the league) and have totaled 875 base knocks. Kansas City has a total of 113 HRs this year to go along with 427 runs batted in. The Royals hold a team slugging percentage of .388 and they are recording 4.10 runs per contest (25th in the league). They have tallied 155 doubles, while walking 290 times and scoring 451 runs.
The Royals hold a team WHIP of 1.422 in addition to having a FIP of 4.52 as a pitching staff so far this season. They are currently ranked 21st in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 930. The Kansas City pitching staff have allowed 544 runs this season while holding an ERA of 4.91 (519 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.23 (940 strikeouts vs 422 bases on balls). They have allowed 136 home runs and they allow 5.15 runs per 9 innings (26th in baseball).
Kansas City bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 30.2% out of 159 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 91 times in high leverage situations and on 98 occasions with base runners. With 98 save situations, the Royals have accrued 56 holds and 17 blown saves. They sit at 17th in baseball with a save rate of 59.5%, and they have dispatched 371 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the season. Kansas City has had relievers step onto the mound in 42 save chances and they have walked away with 25 saves.
Out of their 8,559 innings on the diamond, the Royals are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.1% (27th in the majors). The Kansas City Royals have turned 108 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (12th in professional baseball). The Royals have racked up 952 assists, 59 errors and have earned a total of 2,853 putouts for the season.
During his pro baseball career, Lynch has conceded 34 base knocks while accumulating 20 strikeouts in 27 innings. Lynch (2-3 career win-loss mark) holds a 6.00 earned run average and has conceded 11.3 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 18 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.593 and having a FIP of 4.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.22 and he has faced 122 batters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-172)
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