Kansas City Royals vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 5/15/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+130) Colorado (-150)
The Colorado Rockies (16-16) are welcoming the Kansas City Royals (11-19) at Coors Field on Sunday. The moneyline on this game has Kansas City at +130 and Colorado is coming in at -150. The over/under is set at 11. The pitchers taking the mound are Daniel Lynch and Austin Gomber.
As a team, the Kansas City Royals are putting up 3.5 runs per outing, which is 27th in baseball. They have earned 106 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .289. The Royals have earned 40 two-baggers as a team and have hit 16 balls out of the stadium. They have recorded 96 runs batted in as well as 226 base knocks on the year, while their batting average comes in at .224. Kansas City owns a slugging percentage of .325 and have been called out on strikes 215 times, while being walked on 85 occasions.
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The Royals have a team ERA of 4.47 over the course of the season (26th in MLB), and they have struck out 206 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 106 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.32 as a team so far this season. They have a K/BB ratio of 1.94 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.38. Royals pitchers have allowed 29 home runs and 144 total runs (23rd in the league).
The Royals relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 54.5% and has entered the game in 26 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 60 runners so far this year and 30.0% of those players crossed home plate. Royals pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 41 times in addition to having 45 appearances in high leverage situations. The Royals have dispatched 114 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. The relief pitchers are sitting with 14 holds on the year (22nd in the league). They have accumulated 6 saves this year and have blown 5 of 11 save chances.
The Kansas City Royals have notched a total of 792 putouts this season, as well as 280 assists and 13 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .988 which has them ranked 7th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 32 double plays. The Royals have transformed 69.7% of balls in play into outs out of their 2,376 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 20th in pro baseball.
Lynch has pitched in 92 innings and has earned 80 K's so far in his MLB career. Lynch (6-8 career record) holds a FIP of 4.74 and he has faced 418 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 5.24 (54 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.543. He has surrendered 103 base knocks (10.0 hits per nine innings) with 40 walks.
The Rockies hold a team slugging % of .406 and they average 4.47 runs per contest (9th in MLB). They have recorded 58 two-baggers, while taking a walk 91 times as well as scoring 143 runs. Colorado has 30 home runs so far this season to go along with 133 RBIs. They have struck out on 253 occasions (23rd in the league) and have earned a total of 279 base knocks. The Colorado Rockies have a team on-base percentage of .322 and a batting average of .258 on the season.
The Rockies are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.505 in addition to having a FIP of 4.16 as a team for the year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.08 (221 strikeouts vs 106 bases on balls). They rank 30th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 314. They have yielded 29 homers and they allow 5.68 runs per 9 innings (29th in MLB). The Colorado pitching staff have relinquished 176 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.84 (150 earned runs surrendered).
Colorado has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 16 save opportunities and they have tallied 13 saves. They rank 2nd in baseball holding a save rate of 81.3%, and they have dispatched 100 relievers to the hill on the campaign. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 29 times in high leverage situations and also on 30 occasions with runners on base. Colorado relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 33.9% out of 62 inherited base runners. Sitting with 31 save situations, the Rockies have amassed 15 holds and 3 blown saves.
Out of their 2,511 innings played, the Rockies have earned a efficiency on defense of 65.0% (30th in pro baseball). The Colorado Rockies have turned 45 double plays and have a fielding rate of .979 (27th in MLB). The Rockies have 348 assists, 26 errors and have accumulated 837 putouts so far this year.
Gomber (18-15 career record) is the owner of a 4.17 ERA while giving up 8.3 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.41 and he has gone up against 1,074 batters thus far in his career. He has allowed 117 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.312 and having a FIP of 4.2. During his career, Gomber has conceded 233 base knocks while tallying 236 punch outs in 252 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Colorado (-150)
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