Cleveland Guardians vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 9/5/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cleveland Guardians vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Monday, September 5, 2022
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Kauffman Stadium is the location where the Kansas City Royals (54-80) will try to defeat the Cleveland Guardians (68-63) on Monday. The pitchers expected to start will be Triston McKenzie and Brady Singer.
As a unit, the Cleveland Guardians are notching 4.2 runs/g, which ranks them 22nd in the league. They have racked up 544 runs scored and have an OBP of .310. The Guardians have tallied 228 doubles as a team and have smacked 101 baseballs out of the park. They have recorded 518 RBI's in addition to 1,110 base knocks over the course of the season, while their average at the plate comes in at .249. Cleveland has a slugging percentage of .378 and have been called out on strikes 905 times, while drawing a walk on 358 occasions.
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Guardians pitchers have surrendered 140 home runs in addition to 523 runs in total (8th in the league). They have walked 363 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.84 as a unit over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio is 3.04 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.19. The Guardians have an earned run average of 3.66 on the season (8th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,105 hitters.
The Guardians relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 72.3% and has entered the game in 91 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 147 runners on the campaign with 31.3% of those runners crossed home plate. Guardians relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 102 times in addition to having 122 appearances in high leverage situations. The Guardians have dispatched 399 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The bullpen have 40 holds over the course of the season (30th in baseball). They have tallied 34 saves on the season and have blown 13 of their 47 chances to save the game.
The Guardians have transformed 70.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 10,461 innings, which has them sitting 7th in pro baseball. The Cleveland Guardians have amassed 3,487 putouts so far this season, in addition to 1,169 assists and 76 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which puts them in 21st in MLB, and they have turned 99 double plays.
McKenzie has taken the ball for 306 innings and has accounted for 327 punch outs so far in his career. His earned run average is 3.88 (132 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.046. He has conceded 214 base knocks (6.3 hits per 9 innings) and has had 106 free passes. McKenzie (16-21 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 4.22 while he has gone up against 1,213 opposing batters in the major leagues.
The Kansas City Royals have tallied an OBP of .308 in addition to a batting average of .245 so far this year. They have struck out on 1,076 instances (20th in baseball) and have accounted for 1,103 base knocks. Kansas City has accounted for 117 home runs on the year as well as 511 RBIs. The Royals hold a team SLG% of .382 and they average 3.97 runs per game (24th in the league). They have tallied 200 two-baggers, while getting a free base 383 times and scoring 532 runs.
The Kansas City pitching staff have surrendered 679 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 4.75 (619 earned runs yielded). They have relinquished 153 dingers and they concede 5.21 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league). The Royals hold a team WHIP of 1.482 and have a FIP of 4.56 as a unit for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.95 (982 strikeouts against 503 walks). They have a ranking of 29th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,235.
With 119 save situations, the Royals have tallied 71 holds and 17 blown saves. Kansas City has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 44 save chances and they have tallied 27 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 147 times in high leverage situations and on 152 occasions with runners on base. Kansas City relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 28.9% out of their 249 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 18th in the league with a save rate of 61.4%, and they have dispatched 464 relievers onto the field on the campaign.
In 10,560 innings on the field, the Royals hold a efficiency on defense of 67.8% (27th in baseball). The Kansas City Royals have turned 120 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (17th in baseball). The Royals have accrued 1,238 assists, 71 errors and have accounted for 3,520 putouts over the course of the season.
Singer (16-19 career win-loss record) has earned a 4.12 earned run average and has conceded 8.8 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.98 and he has gone up against 1,343 opposing batters during his career. He has given up a total of 144 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.317 and having a FIP of 3.9. So far in his MLB career, Singer has given up 308 hits while tallying 316 K's in 314 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland
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