Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 5/8/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (-108) Baltimore (-108)
Oriole Park at Camden Yards is the site where the Baltimore Orioles (10-16) will play the Kansas City Royals (8-15) on Sunday. The moneyline on this game has Kansas City at -108 while Baltimore is coming in at -108. The total has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Zack Greinke and Bruce Zimmermann.
The Royals have tallied 30 two-baggers as a team and have hit 13 balls out of the park. Kansas City is slugging .317 and have been rung up 162 times, while being walked on 66 occasions. As a squad, the Kansas City Royals are knocking in 3.0 runs per game, which ranks them 30th in the league. They have 63 RBI's and 165 base knocks for the year, and their team batting average comes in at .218. They have accounted for 70 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .286.
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The Royals have compiled a team earned run average of 4.57 this year (27th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 160 hitters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.88 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.36. Royals pitchers have given up 22 long balls and also 109 runs (21st in MLB). They have walked 85 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.27 as a unit this season.
The Royals relievers have a save rate of 50.0% and has entered the game in 19 save situations. The relievers have inherited 45 base runners on the year and 37.8% of those players earned a run for their team. Royals pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 32 times and also have had 38 appearances in high leverage situations. The Royals have dispatched 90 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. The bullpen have 10 holds so far this year (24th in baseball). They have recorded 4 saves for the season and have blown 4 out of their 8 save opportunities.
The Kansas City Royals have 615 putouts thus far, in addition to 222 assists and 6 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .993 which ranks 1st in MLB, and they have twisted 26 double plays. The Royals have converted 70.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of 1,845 innings, which has them ranked 16th in MLB.
Greinke has thrown 3,138 innings and has 2,816 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.40 (1,187 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.157. He has conceded 2,916 hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) with 715 walks. Greinke (219-134 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.45 while he has faced 12,806 batters in the majors.
Baltimore has knocked in 18 long balls over the course of the season as well as 86 RBIs. They have notched 42 doubles, while taking a walk 82 times and notching 88 runs. The Baltimore Orioles have an on-base percentage of .303 as well as a batting average of .225 so far this year. The Orioles have a team slugging percentage of .343 and they earn 3.38 runs per outing (26th in MLB). They have been rung up on 250 instances (4th in the league) and have 194 base hits.
The Orioles are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.313 with a FIP of 4.02 as a squad for the year. They are currently ranked 25th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 213. The Baltimore pitching staff have relinquished 109 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 3.85 (97 earned runs conceded). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.22 (189 strikeouts vs 85 walks). They have conceded 23 home runs and they surrender 4.32 runs per 9 innings (20th in the league).
Baltimore relievers have an inherited score percentage of 34.0% of 50 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 34 times in high leverage situations and on 31 occasions with runners on base. With 14 save situations, the Orioles have earned 9 holds and also 1 blown save. They are currently ranked 5th in the league with a save percentage of 80.0%, and they have dispatched 96 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the campaign. Baltimore has called on relievers to enter the contest in 5 save chances and they have converted 4 saves.
Out of their 2,043 innings played, the Orioles are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.0% (24th in baseball). The Baltimore Orioles have turned 31 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .980 (25th in baseball). The Orioles have recorded 258 assists, 19 errors and have earned a total of 681 putouts during this campaign.
During his career, Zimmermann has conceded 104 hits and he has 88 punch outs in 95 innings pitched. He has given up 49 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.422 and a FIP of 4.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.75 and he has gone up against 418 batters so far in his career. Zimmermann (5-6 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.61 ERA while surrendering 9.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas City (-108)
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