Seattle Mariners vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 9/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Friday, September 17, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (-125) Kansas City (-105)
Brady Singer and the Kansas City Royals (66-79, 4th in AL Central) host the Seattle Mariners (78-68, 3rd in AL West) at Kauffman Stadium on Friday. The Mariners open this contest at -125 while the Royals are priced at -105. The total opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Chris Flexen and Brady Singer.
Seattle has a slugging percentage of .381 and have been rung up 1,375 times, while drawing a walk on 483 occasions. They have accrued 598 RBI's and 1,077 base knocks on the season, and their average at the plate is at .223. The Mariners have recorded 200 doubles as a unit and have hit 181 balls out of the stadium. They have 621 runs scored while having a team OBP of .300. As a unit, the Seattle Mariners are notching 4.3 runs per game, which has them at 23rd in the league.
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The Mariners hold a team ERA of 4.35 so far this year (16th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,200 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.77 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.29. Mariners pitchers have surrendered 179 home runs and 686 total runs (18th in the league). They have walked 433 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.26 as a unit for the year.
Mariners pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 150 times in addition to having 196 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have earned 84 holds on the season (7th in the league). The Mariners relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 58.9% and has entered the game in 157 save situations. They have accumulated 43 saves this season and have not converted 30 of 73 save chances. The relievers have inherited 196 runners on the season and 30.6% of them crossed home plate. The Mariners have dispatched 522 relief pitchers to the hill this season.
The Seattle Mariners have earned a total of 3,895 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,266 assists and 74 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which has them ranked 9th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 1,052 double plays. The Mariners have converted 69.5% of balls hit into play into outs in their 11,685 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 18th in professional baseball.
Flexen has taken the mound for 224 frames and has accounted for 156 K's during his career. His ERA is 5.05 (126 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.522. He has given up 254 base hits (10.2 hits per nine innings) with 88 free passes. Flexen (14-17 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.78 while he has gone up against 991 hitters in the majors.
The Royals have a SLG% of .394 and they score 4.28 runs per contest (22nd in baseball). They have put up 213 two-baggers, while walking 378 times and putting up 621 runs. Kansas City has accumulated 152 HRs on the campaign and 587 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,150 occasions (28th in MLB) and have a total of 1,206 hits. The Kansas City Royals have an OBP of .306 in addition to a batting average of .247 on the season.
The Kansas City pitching staff have conceded 712 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 4.71 (665 earned runs conceded). They have yielded 175 long balls and they allow 5.04 runs per 9 innings (21st in the league). The Royals have a team WHIP of 1.399 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.41 as a staff on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.28 (1,238 strikeouts vs 543 walks). They come in at 21st in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,235.
Sitting with 133 save situations, the Royals have amassed 75 holds and 22 blown saves. Kansas City has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 56 save chances and they have tallied 34 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 148 times in high leverage situations in addition to 143 occasions with runners on base. Kansas City bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 31.2% of 221 inherited base runners. They rank 17th in the league holding a save rate of 60.7%, and they have dispatched 496 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond on the season.
The Kansas City Royals have turned 130 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .985 (14th in pro baseball). The Royals have recorded 1,249 assists, 76 errors and have earned a total of 3,814 putouts this season. Out of their 11,442 innings on the field, the Royals have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.4% (27th in professional baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Singer has surrendered 189 base knocks while he has earned 185 punch outs in 185 innings. Singer (8-15 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.57 earned run average while giving up 9.2 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 94 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.422 and a FIP of 4.1. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.50 and he has gone up against 816 hitters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kansas City (-105)
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