Kansas City Royals vs New York Yankees Prediction, 7/31/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs New York Yankees
Date: Sunday, July 31, 2022
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+205) New York (-245)
The New York Yankees (68-33) will try to beat the Kansas City Royals (39-61) at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. The moneyline on this contest has Kansas City at +205 while New York is sitting at -245. The total comes in at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Jackson Kowar and Jordan Montgomery.
Kansas City is slugging .378 and have struck out 777 times, while drawing a walk on 291 occasions. They have accrued 366 runs batted in in addition to 832 base knocks on the season, and their average at the plate comes in at .246. The Royals have accounted for 155 doubles as a squad and have hit 80 balls out of the stadium. They have accumulated 384 runs and hold an OBP of .309. As a team, the Kansas City Royals are earning 3.8 runs per game, which has them sitting at 26th in baseball.
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Royals pitchers have surrendered 105 home runs in addition to 503 total runs (26th in MLB). They have walked 384 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.45 as a team on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.91 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.46. The Royals have a team ERA of 4.66 so far this season (27th in the league), and their staff has struck out 733 batters.
The Royals relief pitchers have a save percentage of 61.1% and stepped onto the hill in 94 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 183 runners on the season with 31.1% of them ended up scoring. Royals relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 116 times in addition to having 118 appearances in high leverage situations. The Royals have sent 351 relievers to the hill this season. The relief pitchers have recorded 54 holds this season (14th in baseball). They have recorded 22 saves this year and have blown 14 out of their 36 chances to get a save.
The Kansas City Royals have accumulated 2,635 putouts thus far, in addition to 928 assists and 54 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which ranks 15th in professional baseball, and have 89 double plays. The Royals have converted 68.3% of balls in play into outs in their 7,905 innings, which ranks them 24th in pro baseball.
Kowar (0-6 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 6.02 while he has faced 231 hitters in the majors. He has allowed 68 base hits (13.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 29 walks. His ERA is 10.45 (53 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 2.124. Kowar has pitched in 45 innings and has earned 46 K's during his career.
New York has 172 HRs on the season to go along with 512 runs batted in. They have recorded 143 two-baggers, while walking 395 times as well as earning 537 runs. The New York Yankees have a team OBP of .330 as well as a team batting average of .245 so far this season. The Yankees have a team slugging % of .443 and they have an average of 5.32 runs per contest (1st in the league). They have struck out on 851 occasions (15th in the league) and are sitting with 831 base knocks.
The Yankees have a team WHIP of 1.096 in addition to having a FIP of 3.44 as a team so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.59 (931 strikeouts against 259 bases on balls). They rank 3rd in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 735. They have conceded 97 dingers and they yield 3.31 runs per 9 innings (2nd in MLB). The New York pitching staff have given up 334 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 3.16 (318 earned runs yielded).
New York relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.9% out of their 134 inherited runners. Their relievers have taken the field 114 times in high leverage situations in addition to 100 occasions with base runners. With 106 save situations, the Yankees have amassed 56 holds and also 13 blown saves. They rank 9th in MLB holding a save percentage of 71.7%, and they have dispatched 305 relief pitchers onto the field for the year. New York has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 46 save opportunities and they have come away with 33 saves.
In their 8,163 innings played, the Yankees have a defensive efficiency of 71.9% (3rd in MLB). The New York Yankees have gotten 59 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .988 (6th in MLB). The Yankees have 923 assists, 45 errors and have 2,721 putouts on the campaign.
During his career, Montgomery has conceded 469 base hits and he has 472 punch outs in 498 innings. Montgomery (22-20 win-loss record in his career) has a 3.90 ERA and has surrendered 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 216 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.229 and a FIP of 3.9. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.28 and he has gone up against 2,089 hitters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas City (+205)
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