Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 6/3/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Friday, June 3, 2022
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Kauffman Stadium is where the Kansas City Royals (16-33) will attempt to beat the Houston Astros (33-18) on Friday. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Jose Urquidy and Brady Singer.
The Astros have accumulated 79 doubles as a squad and have knocked 64 baseballs out of the stadium. Houston is slugging .399 and have struck out 384 times, while drawing a walk on 174 occasions. As a squad, the Houston Astros are recording 4.0 runs per outing, which puts them at 21st in MLB. They have earned 201 RBI's as well as 386 hits on the campaign, and their average at the plate is .230. They have earned 206 runs while having a team OBP of .307.
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Astros pitchers have surrendered 40 home runs and 162 total runs (2nd in the league). They have walked 139 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.54 as a unit over the course of the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.99 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.12. The Astros have a team ERA of 2.85 for the year (1st in MLB), and the staff has struck out 415 batters.
Astros bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 33 times as well as having 48 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 31 holds so far this year (13th in the league). The Astros bullpen have a save percentage of 82.4% and has come into the game in 48 save situations. They have earned 14 saves this year and have blown 3 of 17 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 51 base runners for the season and 23.5% of them crossed home plate. The Astros have sent 157 relief pitchers to the mound for the year.
The Houston Astros have earned 1,348 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 411 assists and 23 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .987 which puts them in 10th in the majors, and have a total of 39 double plays. The Astros have converted 72.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 4,044 innings, which has them sitting 4th in professional baseball.
Urquidy has taken the ball for 222 innings and has earned 181 punch outs so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.80 (94 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.132. He has given up 211 hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 41 free passes. Urquidy (15-7 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.21 while he has faced 911 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
The Kansas City Royals have tallied an OBP of .299 in addition to a batting average of .237 on the year. They have been rung up on 379 occasions (26th in MLB) and are sitting with 394 base hits. Kansas City has knocked in 35 home runs on the year as well as 171 runs batted in. The Royals hold a team slugging % of .360 and they tally 3.71 runs per game (26th in the league). They have hit 79 doubles, while walking 140 times and racking up 182 runs.
The Royals have a team WHIP of 1.493 in addition to having a FIP of 4.59 as a squad on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.74 (332 strikeouts vs 191 bases on balls). They are sitting at 27th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 448. They have given up 51 HR's and they yield 5.45 runs per 9 innings (27th in baseball). The Kansas City pitching staff have conceded 259 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 5.09 (242 earned runs allowed).
Sitting with 39 save situations, the Royals have recorded 21 holds and 7 blown saves. Kansas City has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 16 save opportunities and they have come away with 9 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 62 times in high leverage situations and also on 64 occasions with runners on. Kansas City relievers hold an inherited score rate of 31.7% out of their 101 inherited base runners. They rank 27th in MLB with a save rate of 56.3%, and they have sent 175 bullpen pitchers to the hill so far this season.
In 3,852 innings played, the Royals have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 68.7% (24th in the majors). The Kansas City Royals have gotten 42 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .988 (5th in MLB). The Royals have recorded 453 assists, 21 errors and have accumulated 1,284 putouts on the campaign.
During his career, Singer has allowed 219 base knocks and he has 218 punch outs in 218 innings pitched. He has allowed 106 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.372 and having a FIP of 3.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.73 and he has faced 948 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. Singer (11-15 mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.38 ERA and has allowed 9.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas City
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