Cleveland Guardians vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 9/6/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cleveland Guardians vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (-225) Kansas City (+190)
Kauffman Stadium is the site where the Kansas City Royals (55-80) will play the Cleveland Guardians (68-64) on Tuesday. The line on this matchup has Cleveland at -225 while Kansas City is sitting at +190. The betting total is set at 8. The starting pitchers are Shane Bieber and Kris Bubic.
Cleveland has a slugging percentage of .377 and have struck out 913 times, while taking a walk on 363 occasions. They have accrued 521 runs batted in and 1,119 base knocks this season, while their team batting average sits at .249. The Guardians have recorded 229 doubles as a team and have knocked 101 baseballs out of the stadium. They have racked up 547 runs scored and hold an OBP of .311. As a team, the Cleveland Guardians are compiling 4.1 runs per game, which has them sitting at 22nd in baseball.
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Guardians pitchers have conceded 142 home runs in addition to 529 total runs (9th in the league). They have walked 369 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.85 as a team so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.02 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.19. The Guardians have a team ERA of 3.65 on the campaign (8th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,115 batters.
The Guardians bullpen have a save rate of 72.3% and stepped onto the hill in 91 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 149 base runners this season and 31.5% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Guardians bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on 105 times in addition to having 126 appearances in high leverage situations. The Guardians have sent 405 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The bullpen have 40 holds so far this season (30th in the league). They have earned 34 saves so far this year and have blown 13 out of their 47 chances to save the game.
The Cleveland Guardians have accounted for 3,520 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,181 assists and 78 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which has them ranked 22nd in professional baseball, and have accumulated 102 double plays. The Guardians have turned 70.7% of balls in play into outs in their 10,560 innings, ranking them 7th in the majors.
Bieber (49-26 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.00 and he has faced 2,682 opposing batters in the majors. He has surrendered 585 base hits (8.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 150 free passes. His ERA is 3.24 (238 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.110. Bieber has pitched in 662 innings and is sitting with 797 punch outs during his career.
Kansas City has hit 117 long balls so far this year as well as 514 RBIs. They have recorded 203 two-baggers, while getting a free base 389 times and scoring 535 runs. The Kansas City Royals have compiled a team OBP of .308 and a team batting average of .245 so far this year. The Royals hold a slugging % of .382 and they score 3.96 runs per outing (24th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 1,084 instances (20th in MLB) and have notched a total of 1,112 hits.
The Royals hold a team WHIP of 1.479 in addition to having a FIP of 4.54 as a squad this year. They are currently ranked 29th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 1,242. The Kansas City pitching staff have conceded 681 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 4.73 (621 earned runs conceded). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.96 (992 strikeouts vs 506 free passes). They have allowed 154 long balls and they relinquish 5.18 runs per 9 innings (26th in MLB).
Kansas City relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.6% out of 252 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 150 times in high leverage situations and on 154 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 120 save situations, the Royals have compiled 71 holds in addition to 17 blown saves. They are ranked 18th in MLB with a save rate of 62.2%, and they have dispatched 469 relief pitchers to the hill this year. Kansas City has called on relievers to enter the game in 45 save chances and they have walked away with 28 saves.
The Kansas City Royals have gotten 121 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .985 (17th in MLB). The Royals have 1,247 assists, 71 errors and have amassed 3,547 putouts on the season. In their 10,641 innings on the diamond, the Royals are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 67.8% (27th in MLB).
Bubic (9-23 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.79 ERA and has given up 9.3 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.84 and he has faced 1,256 hitters so far in his career. He has allowed 152 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.507 and having a FIP of 5.0. In his career, Bubic has allowed 296 base knocks while tallying 247 punch outs in 285 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (-225)
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