Kansas City Royals vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 9/17/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+120) Boston (-140)
The Boston Red Sox (69-74) host the Kansas City Royals (57-87) at Fenway Park on Saturday. The odds on this game have Kansas City at +120 while Boston is coming in at -140. The total comes in at 7.5. The starting pitchers are Brady Singer and Rich Hill.
The Royals have recorded 214 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 121 baseballs out of the stadium. Kansas City has a slugging % of .375 and have struck out 1,157 times, while drawing a walk on 414 occasions. As a team, the Kansas City Royals are scoring 3.9 runs per outing, which is 24th in the league. They have accumulated 536 RBI's as well as 1,159 base knocks for the year, and their average at the plate comes in at .241. They have notched a total of 558 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .305.
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Royals pitchers have given up 164 home runs and 723 runs (27th in MLB). They have walked 527 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.51 as a team on the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.00 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.47. The Royals hold a team earned run average of 4.71 on the season (27th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,054 hitters.
Royals relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 159 times as well as having 152 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have notched 71 holds so far this season (18th in MLB). The Royals bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 62.2% and has entered the game in 120 save situations. They have earned 28 saves on the season and have blown 17 of 45 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 257 base runners this year and 28.8% of those players crossed home plate. The Royals have sent 496 relievers to the hill on the year.
The Kansas City Royals have notched a total of 3,781 putouts this season, in addition to 1,346 assists and 74 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .986 which is 15th in the majors, and they have twisted 130 double plays. The Royals have turned 67.7% of balls hit into play into outs in their 11,343 innings, which ranks them 29th in MLB.
Singer has taken the ball for 327 innings and has totaled 323 punch outs so far in his MLB career. Singer (17-19 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 3.87 while going up against 1,394 batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.04 (147 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.308. He has given up 321 hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) and has 107 free passes.
The Boston Red Sox are sitting with a team OBP of .320 in addition to a batting average of .259 on the season. They have been rung up on 1,224 occasions (13th in the league) and have accounted for 1,278 base hits. Boston has knocked in 136 home runs on the campaign to go along with 624 RBIs. The Red Sox hold a slugging % of .410 and they are recording 4.57 runs per game (8th in MLB). They have recorded 320 doubles, while getting a free base 413 times and scoring 653 runs.
The Boston pitching staff have relinquished 689 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 4.45 (630 earned runs surrendered). They have given up 154 dingers and they yield 4.87 runs per 9 innings (25th in the league). The Red Sox are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.329 and have a FIP of 4.05 as a unit on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.59 (1,199 strikeouts vs 463 walks). They have a ranking of 24th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,229.
Sitting with 138 save situations, the Red Sox have accumulated 78 holds and 27 blown saves. Boston has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 60 save chances and they have walked away with 33 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 167 times in high leverage situations and also on 148 occasions with runners on. Boston relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 38.4% out of their 219 inherited runners. They are ranked 27th in MLB with a save percentage of 55.0%, and they have dispatched 516 relievers to the mound for the year.
The Boston Red Sox have gotten 116 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (16th in the majors). The Red Sox have accrued 1,293 assists, 74 errors and have 3,819 putouts so far this year. In their 11,457 innings on the field, the Red Sox have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.7% (25th in baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Hill has allowed 1,043 base knocks while he has earned 1,271 strikeouts in 1,237 innings. Hill (81-58 mark in his career) has a 3.86 earned run average and has allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 531 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.229 and having a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.66 and he has gone up against 5,190 opposing batters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston (-140)
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