New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 8/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-125) Kansas City (+100)
Brady Singer and the Kansas City Royals (48-63, 4th in AL Central) play the New York Yankees (62-50, 3rd in AL East) at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday. The Yankees open this matchup at -125 while the Royals are coming in at +100. The total is set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Deivi Garcia and Brady Singer.
As a squad, the New York Yankees are putting up 4.2 runs per game, which is 20th in baseball. They have earned a total of 470 runs and have an OBP of .325. The Yankees have tallied 151 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 136 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 435 RBI's and 871 hits so far this season, and their team batting average is sitting at .236. New York is slugging .393 and have been rung up 1,017 times, while being walked on 450 occasions.
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The Yankees are sitting with a team ERA of 3.67 so far this season (8th in baseball), and they have struck out 1,070 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.21 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.17. Yankees pitchers have given up 124 home runs and also 453 total runs (10th in MLB). They have walked 333 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.76 as a unit for the season.
The Yankees bullpen have earned a save percentage of 63.3% and has stepped onto the mound in 106 save situations. The relievers have inherited 129 runners for the season and 31.0% of those players earned a run for their team. Yankees pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 101 times as well as having 148 appearances in high leverage situations. The Yankees have dispatched 340 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. The bullpen have racked up 55 holds on the season (18th in the league). They have 31 saves so far this year and have blown 18 out of their 49 chances to get a save.
The Yankees have converted 70.5% of balls in play into outs out of their 8,943 innings on the field, which ranks them 6th in pro baseball. The New York Yankees have 2,981 putouts thus far, as well as 931 assists and 63 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .984 which has them sitting 17th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 737 double plays.
Garcia (3-4 record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.29 while he has faced 184 hitters during his time in the majors. He has allowed 43 hits (9.1 hits per 9 innings) with 10 free passes. His ERA is 5.27 (25 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.242. Garcia has taken the ball for 42 innings and has totaled 40 punch outs thus far in his career.
The Kansas City Royals have an on-base percentage of .301 in addition to a batting average of .241 over the course of the season. They have been rung up on 897 occasions (28th in baseball) and have earned a total of 885 hits. Kansas City is sitting with 113 home runs over the course of the season and 433 RBIs. The Royals hold a team SLG% of .387 and they average 4.12 runs per contest (24th in MLB). They have 155 two-baggers, while taking a walk 296 times as well as racking up 457 runs.
The Kansas City pitching staff have allowed 552 runs for the season while having an ERA of 4.90 (524 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 137 long balls and they surrender 5.16 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league). The Royals are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.422 in addition to having a FIP of 4.52 as a staff this season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.22 (947 strikeouts vs 427 walks). They are sitting at 22nd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 941.
Sitting with 98 save situations, the Royals have 56 holds in addition to 17 blown saves. Kansas City has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 42 save chances and they have tallied 25 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 96 times in high leverage situations and on 103 occasions with runners on. Kansas City relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 29.5% out of 166 inherited base runners. They sit at 17th in MLB holding a save rate of 59.5%, and they have sent 378 relief pitchers to the mound for the year.
In their 8,658 innings on the diamond, the Royals have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 68.0% (27th in baseball). The Kansas City Royals have turned 110 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (14th in MLB). The Royals have accrued 968 assists, 61 errors and have 2,886 putouts for the year.
So far in his career, Singer has surrendered 151 base hits while earning 153 strikeouts in 152 frames. Singer (7-12 win-loss mark in his career) has a 4.68 ERA and has surrendered 8.9 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 79 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.388 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.55 and he has faced 668 opposing hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-125)
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