Kansas City Royals vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 5/14/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+135) Colorado (-155)
The Kansas City Royals (10-19) are traveling to Coors Field on Saturday where they will take on the Colorado Rockies (16-15). The moneyline on this game has Kansas City at +135 and Colorado is coming in at -155. The total is set at 10.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Carlos Hernandez and German Marquez.
The Royals have accounted for 37 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 14 balls out of the park. Kansas City is slugging .308 and have been called out on strikes 208 times, while being walked on 82 occasions. As a squad, the Kansas City Royals are scoring 3.2 runs per contest, which puts them at 29th in baseball. They have recorded 83 RBI's and 208 base knocks so far this season, and their average at the plate is at .216. They have earned a total of 92 runs and have an OBP of .282.
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Royals pitchers have surrendered 27 home runs and 134 total runs (20th in the league). They have walked 103 batters and their FIP is 4.24 as a squad so far this year. Their K/BB ratio is 1.94 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.37. The Royals are sitting with a team ERA of 4.34 for the year (26th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 200 batters.
Royals relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 38 times and also have had 42 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 13 holds this year (24th in MLB). The Royals relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 50.0% and has entered the game in 24 save situations. They have recorded 5 saves this year and have blown 5 of their 10 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 55 runners for the season and 32.7% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Royals have sent 110 relief pitchers to the hill for the year.
The Kansas City Royals have amassed 765 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 270 assists and 11 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .989 which has them ranked 4th in baseball, and they have turned 31 double plays. The Royals have turned 70.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 2,295 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 19th in baseball.
Hernandez has thrown 123 innings and is sitting with 97 punch outs during his career. His earned run average is 4.46 (61 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.447. He has allowed 119 base knocks (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has 59 free passes. Hernandez (6-5 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.55 while he has gone up against 532 hitters in the major leagues.
Colorado has knocked in 28 HRs on the campaign as well as 124 RBIs. They have recorded 55 doubles, while taking a walk 88 times and recording 133 runs. The Colorado Rockies have compiled an OBP of .320 and a batting average of .256 this season. The Rockies hold a team slugging percentage of .401 and they are recording 4.29 runs per game (10th in the league). They have been rung up on 247 occasions (23rd in the league) and have totaled 266 base hits.
The Rockies have a WHIP of 1.478 in addition to having a FIP of 4.10 as a squad on the campaign. They come in at 30th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 296. The Colorado pitching staff have conceded 162 runs on the season while having a team ERA of 4.73 (142 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.08 (214 strikeouts against 103 bases on balls). They have conceded 27 long balls and they relinquish 5.40 runs per 9 innings (28th in baseball).
With 31 save situations, the Rockies have recorded 15 holds in addition to 3 blown saves. Colorado has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 16 save opportunities and they have come away with 13 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 29 times in high leverage situations and also on 28 occasions with base runners. Colorado relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 35.6% out of their 59 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 4th in baseball with a save rate of 81.3%, and they have sent 96 relief pitchers to the hill for the year.
The Colorado Rockies have turned 43 double plays and have a fielding rate of .980 (26th in pro baseball). The Rockies have 337 assists, 24 errors and have 810 putouts for the season. In their 2,430 innings played, the Rockies are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 65.6% (30th in pro baseball).
So far in his pro baseball career, Marquez has surrendered 842 base knocks while accumulating 842 strikeouts in 846 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 410 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.286 and having a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.42 and he has faced 3,584 batters in his pro baseball career. Marquez (54-44 career record) has earned a 4.36 earned run average while allowing 9.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Colorado (-155)
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