Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, 10/2/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Sunday, October 2, 2022
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+180) Cleveland (-210)
Progressive Field is the site where the Cleveland Guardians (89-68) will take on the Kansas City Royals (63-94) on Sunday. The moneyline on this contest has the Royals at +180 while the Guardians are priced at -210. The betting total is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Max Castillo and Shane Bieber.
Kansas City is slugging .381 and have struck out 1,243 times, while drawing a walk on 450 occasions. They have amassed 594 RBI's as well as 1,285 base knocks on the season, while their batting average sits at .244. The Royals have accumulated 242 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 133 balls out of the stadium. They have earned 618 runs while holding a team OBP of .307. As a unit, the Kansas City Royals are scoring 3.9 runs per game, which has them at 24th in baseball.
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The Royals have an earned run average of 4.70 so far this season (27th in baseball), and they have struck out 1,151 hitters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.00 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.47. Royals pitchers have surrendered 170 home runs and 786 total runs (26th in MLB). They have walked 576 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.45 as a unit for the year.
The Royals bullpen have a save rate of 60.4% and has come into the game in 138 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 288 runners this year with 30.2% of those players crossed home plate. Royals relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 177 times and also have had 163 appearances in high leverage situations. The Royals have dispatched 545 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The relief pitchers have a total of 80 holds on the campaign (15th in the league). They have 32 saves this season and have not converted 21 of 53 save chances.
The Royals have converted 67.7% of balls in play into outs out of 12,357 innings, which has them sitting 28th in MLB. The Kansas City Royals have accounted for 4,119 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 1,463 assists and 79 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .986 which puts them in 11th in baseball, and they have twisted 147 double plays.
Castillo (0-1 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.66 while he has gone up against 142 opposing batters in the majors. He has surrendered 29 base hits (7.6 hits per 9 innings) with 11 free passes. His earned run average is 4.19 (16 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.165. Castillo has taken the hill for 34 innings and is sitting with 32 strikeouts thus far in his career.
The Cleveland Guardians have a team on-base percentage of .315 and a team batting average of .253 on the campaign. They have been called out on strikes on 1,082 occasions (30th in the league) and have earned a total of 1,361 hits. Cleveland has compiled 124 HRs on the campaign and 639 runs batted in. The Guardians hold a team SLG% of .382 and they score 4.29 runs per game (17th in baseball). They have 263 two-baggers, while taking a walk 437 times and scoring 674 runs.
The Guardians hold a team WHIP of 1.160 in addition to having a FIP of 3.77 as a squad for the year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.17 (1,346 strikeouts vs 425 walks). They come in at 6th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,210. They have surrendered 167 HR's and they concede 3.91 runs per 9 innings (8th in MLB). The Cleveland pitching staff have given up 612 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.48 (545 earned runs conceded).
Cleveland has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 67 save chances and they have come away with 49 saves. They rank 3rd in baseball with a save rate of 73.1%, and they have dispatched 488 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the campaign. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 165 times in high leverage situations and also on 133 occasions with base runners. Cleveland relievers hold an inherited score rate of 29.2% out of their 178 inherited base runners. Sitting with 132 save situations, the Guardians have earned 61 holds and also 18 blown saves.
In their 12,690 innings played, the Guardians have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 71.0% (6th in baseball). The Cleveland Guardians have turned 126 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (22nd in MLB). The Guardians have accrued 1,398 assists, 92 errors and have earned a total of 4,230 putouts over the course of the season.
Bieber (53-26 career mark) has a 3.18 earned run average while allowing 7.9 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 5.45 and he has faced 2,814 batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has allowed 247 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.093 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.0. During his career, Bieber has surrendered 611 hits and he has 828 K's in 698 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kansas City (+180)
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