Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, 5/30/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Monday, May 30, 2022
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+140) Cleveland (-160)
The Cleveland Guardians (19-24) will go up against the Kansas City Royals (16-29) at Progressive Field on Monday. The line on this matchup has Kansas City at +140 and Cleveland is priced at -160. The over/under is 8.5. The starting pitchers are Jon Heasley and Cal Quantrill.
The Royals have recorded 71 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 34 balls out of the stadium. Kansas City owns a slugging percentage of .366 and have struck out 339 times, while taking a walk on 132 occasions. As a team, the Kansas City Royals are scoring 3.8 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 24th in baseball. They have recorded 162 RBI's and 364 hits so far this year, and their average at the plate sits at .238. They have accumulated 173 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .302.
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Royals pitchers have conceded 45 long balls in addition to 233 runs (26th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 174 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.44 as a squad on the year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.82 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.47. The Royals hold a team earned run average of 4.93 on the campaign (27th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 316 batters.
The Royals relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 56.3% and has entered the game in 39 save situations. The relievers have inherited 100 runners this year with 32.0% of those runners ended up scoring. Royals bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 63 times in addition to having 61 appearances in high leverage situations. The Royals have dispatched 164 relievers to the mound so far this season. The relievers have tallied 21 holds this season (22nd in the league). They have 9 saves so far this year and have blown 7 of 16 chances to get a save.
The Kansas City Royals have 1,188 putouts this year, in addition to 416 assists and 19 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .988 which is 5th in the majors, and they have twisted 42 double plays. The Royals have converted 68.5% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 3,564 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 25th in the majors.
Heasley has thrown 28 innings and has earned 13 strikeouts in his MLB career. His ERA is 4.82 (15 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.536. He has allowed 27 hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has had 16 walks. Heasley (1-3 career record) has earned a FIP of 6.58 while facing 122 hitters in the majors.
The Guardians hold a slugging percentage of .387 and they are recording 4.57 runs per contest (9th in the league). They have notched 72 doubles, while walking 129 times as well as earning 192 runs. Cleveland has accounted for 37 home runs for the year as well as 186 RBIs. They have been rung up on 307 occasions (30th in MLB) and have 347 hits. The Cleveland Guardians hold a team OBP of .308 as well as a team batting average of .243 on the season.
The Guardians have a WHIP of 1.189 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.88 as a staff this year. They are sitting at 1st in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 314. The Cleveland pitching staff have conceded 181 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 3.89 (160 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.66 (335 strikeouts against 126 walks). They have given up 39 homers and they surrender 4.40 runs per 9 innings (17th in baseball).
Cleveland has called on relievers to enter the game in 11 save chances and they have earned 8 saves. They are ranked 7th in baseball holding a save percentage of 72.7%, and they have sent 131 relievers to the mound on the campaign. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 43 times in high leverage situations and also on 38 occasions with runners on. Cleveland bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 22.0% out of 50 inherited base runners. With 22 save situations, the Guardians have accrued 10 holds in addition to 3 blown saves.
In their 3,330 innings on the field, the Guardians are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 71.3% (10th in baseball). The Cleveland Guardians have gotten 34 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (19th in baseball). The Guardians have recorded 372 assists, 24 errors and have 1,110 putouts so far this season.
So far in his MLB career, Quantrill has surrendered 305 base hits and he has 269 punch outs in 332 frames. He has given up a total of 133 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.226 and a FIP of 4.1. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.64 and he has faced 1,386 opposing batters so far in his career. Quantrill (17-14 mark in his career) has earned a 3.61 ERA and has allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas City (+140)
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