Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 9/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (-200) Kansas City (+155)
Frankie Montas and the Oakland Athletics (77-66, 2nd in AL West) head to Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday where they'll take on the Kansas City Royals (65-78, 4th in AL Central). The Royals open this contest at +155 while the Athletics are priced at -200. The over/under opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Frankie Montas and Jackson Kowar.
Oakland has a slugging percentage of .409 and have been called out on strikes 1,198 times, while being walked on 472 occasions. They have 611 RBI's in addition to 1,130 hits for the year, while their average at the plate is sitting at .238. The Athletics have hit 243 doubles as a unit and have smacked 179 baseballs out of the stadium. They are sitting with 650 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .315. As a team, the Oakland Athletics are putting up 4.6 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 12th in the league.
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The Athletics have compiled a team ERA of 3.92 so far this season (12th in the league), and they have struck out 1,179 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.07 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.24. Athletics pitchers have allowed 163 home runs and 589 runs (8th in the league). They have walked 384 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.01 as a squad on the year.
The Athletics relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 58.3% and has entered the game in 121 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 156 base runners for the year and 37.2% of those runners crossed home plate. Athletics relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 107 times in addition to having 125 appearances in high leverage situations. The Athletics have dispatched 439 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. The relievers have racked up 61 holds for the year (26th in MLB). They have tallied 35 saves so far this season and have not converted 25 out of their 60 chances to get a save.
The Oakland Athletics are sitting with 3,800 putouts this year, in addition to 1,155 assists and 60 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .988 which has them ranked 2nd in baseball, and they have turned 969 double plays. The Athletics have turned 70.1% of balls in play into outs out of their 11,400 innings, which has them sitting 9th in pro baseball.
Montas has taken the hill for 424 innings and has accounted for 443 strikeouts during his MLB career. His ERA is 3.96 (187 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.319. He has given up 417 hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 143 free passes. Montas (30-23 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.80 while going up against 1,811 hitters in the major leagues.
The Royals hold a team slugging % of .391 and they tally 4.20 runs per contest (25th in MLB). They have 209 doubles, while walking 370 times as well as scoring 601 runs. Kansas City is sitting with 148 home runs over the course of the season and 567 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,131 instances (28th in baseball) and have accounted for 1,174 hits. The Kansas City Royals have tallied an OBP of .303 and a team batting average of .245 over the course of the season.
The Kansas City pitching staff have allowed 693 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 4.65 (647 earned runs allowed). They have relinquished 174 homers and they relinquish 4.98 runs per 9 innings (21st in baseball). The Royals have a WHIP of 1.389 in addition to having a FIP of 4.41 as a unit for the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.30 (1,225 strikeouts against 532 walks). They rank 20th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,209.
With 130 save situations, the Royals have earned 73 holds in addition to 22 blown saves. Kansas City has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 55 save chances and they have recorded 33 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 146 times in high leverage situations and on 138 occasions with runners on base. Kansas City relievers have an inherited score rate of 31.0% out of their 213 inherited base runners. They sit at 17th in the league with a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 485 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the year.
In 11,280 innings on the field, the Royals have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 68.5% (27th in baseball). The Kansas City Royals have turned 127 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .985 (13th in pro baseball). The Royals have racked up 1,230 assists, 75 errors and have a tally of 3,760 putouts on the campaign.
In his MLB career, Kowar has allowed 21 hits while accumulating 15 K's in 17 innings. Kowar (0-3 career win-loss record) has earned a 9.53 earned run average while giving up 11.1 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 18 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.882 and a FIP of 6.0. His K/BB ratio is 1.36 and he has gone up against 82 batters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oakland (-200)
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