Pittsburgh Pirates vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 6/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+158) Kansas City (-172)
Wil Crowe and the Pittsburgh Pirates (20-32, 5th in NL Central) go to Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday where they'll take on the Kansas City Royals (25-26, 3rd in AL Central). The line on this matchup has the Pirates coming in at +158 and the Royals are at -172. The O/U opens at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Wil Crowe and Brady Singer.
Pittsburgh has a slugging rate of .349 and have been called out on strikes 442 times, while drawing a walk on 161 occasions. They have recorded 165 RBI's in addition to 391 base knocks on the campaign, while their average at the plate comes in at .228. The Pirates have recorded 81 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 36 baseballs out of the stadium. They have 175 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .301. As a team, the Pittsburgh Pirates are knocking in 3.4 runs per game, which has them sitting at 30th in the league.
Pirates pitchers have allowed 64 long balls and 249 total runs (23rd in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 182 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.35 as a team for the year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.44 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.33. The Pirates are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.66 on the year (25th in MLB), and they have rung up 444 hitters.
The Pirates bullpen have recorded a save rate of 75.0% and has entered the game in 35 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 69 base runners so far this season with 24.6% of those players crossed the plate. Pirates pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 42 times in addition to having 44 appearances in high leverage situations. The Pirates have sent 181 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have tallied 25 holds this year (17th in MLB). They have earned 6 saves this season and have blown 2 of 8 chances to save the game.
The Pirates have converted 69.6% of balls in play into outs out of their 4,032 innings, which has them ranked 15th in pro baseball. The Pittsburgh Pirates have earned a total of 1,344 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 461 assists and 31 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which ranks 20th in the majors, and they have turned 369 double plays.
Crowe has taken the ball for 35 frames and is sitting with 33 strikeouts during his career. Crowe (0-5 career mark) has a FIP of 7.15 and he has faced 170 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 7.13 (28 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.896. He has given up 44 base knocks (11.2 hits per nine innings) and has 23 free passes.
The Royals hold a team slugging percentage of .375 and they average 4.14 runs per contest (17th in the league). They have hit 70 doubles, while taking a walk 147 times as well as putting up 211 runs. Kansas City has accumulated 47 long balls on the campaign as well as 199 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 424 occasions (27th in MLB) and have notched a total of 391 base knocks. The Kansas City Royals have compiled an on-base percentage of .301 as well as a team batting average of .236 for the season.
The Kansas City pitching staff have given up 234 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 4.39 (215 earned runs given up). They have given up 47 long balls and they relinquish 4.77 runs per 9 innings (21st in baseball). The Royals hold a team WHIP of 1.401 with a FIP of 3.95 as a pitching staff so far this season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.21 (461 strikeouts against 209 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 16th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 409.
Kansas City has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 20 save opportunities and they have tallied 13 saves. They rank 13th in the league with a save rate of 65.0%, and they have dispatched 173 relievers onto the field this year. Their relievers have come in 55 times in high leverage situations and also on 57 occasions with base runners. Kansas City bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 31.5% out of their 89 inherited base runners. Sitting with 47 save situations, the Royals have 27 holds and 7 blown saves.
Out of their 3,975 innings on the diamond, the Royals have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 68.0% (27th in baseball). The Kansas City Royals have twisted 40 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (19th in baseball). The Royals have recorded 428 assists, 30 errors and have accumulated 1,325 putouts on the campaign.
So far in his career, Singer has conceded 99 base hits while he has totaled 110 K's in 112 frames. He has given up a total of 55 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.259 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.62 and he has faced 475 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career. Singer (6-9 mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.42 ERA while surrendering 8.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kansas City (-172)
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