Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, 10/4/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+155) Cleveland (-180)
The Kansas City Royals (64-95) are headed to Progressive Field on Tuesday where they will take on the Cleveland Guardians (90-69). The odds on this game have Kansas City at +155 while Cleveland is opening at -180. The total is 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Daniel Lynch and Cal Quantrill.
Kansas City has a slugging percentage of .382 and have struck out 1,248 times, while taking a walk on 454 occasions. They have amassed 600 RBI's as well as 1,297 base knocks over the course of the season, while their team batting average is sitting at .245. The Royals have recorded 246 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 135 baseballs out of the park. They have earned a total of 625 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .308. As a team, the Kansas City Royals are putting up 4.0 runs per outing, which puts them at 24th in baseball.
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The Royals hold a team earned run average of 4.68 for the season (26th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 1,164 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 578 batters and their FIP comes in at 4.43 as a squad over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.01 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.47. Royals pitchers have conceded 170 home runs in addition to 787 total runs (26th in the league).
Royals relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 178 times and also have had 163 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 80 holds this season (15th in baseball). The Royals relief pitchers have a save percentage of 60.4% and has entered the game in 138 save situations. They have recorded 32 saves on the year and have blown 21 of their 53 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 289 runners over the course of the season and 30.1% of them ended up scoring. The Royals have sent 550 relief pitchers to the hill for the year.
The Kansas City Royals have a total of 4,146 putouts on the year, as well as 1,472 assists and 79 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .986 which puts them in 11th in MLB, and have accumulated 149 double plays. The Royals have converted 67.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 12,438 innings, which ranks them 28th in baseball.
Lynch has taken the hill for 195 frames and has earned 175 strikeouts during his career. His earned run average is 5.22 (113 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.579. He has allowed 227 base knocks (10.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 81 walks. Lynch (8-18 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.64 while he has faced 887 batters in the major leagues.
The Guardians hold a team slugging % of .381 and they are scoring 4.27 runs per game (17th in baseball). They have put up 266 two-baggers, while taking a walk 439 times and putting up 675 runs. Cleveland is sitting with 124 home runs this year and 640 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,095 occasions (30th in MLB) and have notched a total of 1,369 base hits. The Cleveland Guardians have tallied an on-base percentage of .315 in addition to a team batting average of .253 over the course of the season.
The Guardians have a WHIP of 1.163 and have a FIP of 3.79 as a unit this year. They have a ranking of 7th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,222. The Cleveland pitching staff have given up 619 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 3.48 (549 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.15 (1,351 strikeouts vs 429 bases on balls). They have allowed 169 homers and they relinquish 3.93 runs per 9 innings (8th in baseball).
Sitting with 132 save situations, the Guardians have accrued 61 holds and also 18 blown saves. Cleveland has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 67 save chances and they have earned 49 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 165 times in high leverage situations and on 134 occasions with runners on. Cleveland bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.1% out of their 179 inherited runners. They are ranked 3rd in MLB holding a save rate of 73.1%, and they have dispatched 492 relievers onto the diamond on the campaign.
The Cleveland Guardians have turned 127 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (23rd in MLB). The Guardians have accrued 1,405 assists, 93 errors and have accumulated 4,257 putouts so far this season. In their 12,771 innings played, the Guardians have a efficiency on defense of 70.9% (6th in the majors).
Quantrill (30-16 record in his career) is the owner of a 3.55 earned run average while allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.81 and he has gone up against 1,945 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has conceded a total of 184 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.223 and having a FIP of 4.2. During his MLB career, Quantrill has allowed 440 base knocks while he has tallied 365 strikeouts in 466 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (-180)
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