Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 4/22/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Friday, April 22, 2022
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
T-Mobile Park is where the Seattle Mariners (7-5) will try to defeat the Kansas City Royals (5-5) on Friday.
Kansas City has a slugging rate of .330 and have struck out 66 times, while taking a walk on 20 occasions. They have compiled 29 RBI's as well as 69 hits on the season, and their team batting average is .215. The Royals have accrued 9 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 8 balls out of the park. They have notched a total of 31 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .267. As a team, the Kansas City Royals are recording 3.1 runs per contest, which is 26th in the league.
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The Royals have compiled a team earned run average of 4.40 on the season (23rd in baseball), and they have rung up 73 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 33 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.70 as a squad over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.21 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.33. Royals pitchers have surrendered 7 long balls in addition to 44 total runs (10th in the league).
The Royals relief pitchers have a save percentage of 100.0% and has entered the game in 11 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 24 runners on the year with 33.3% of those players crossed home plate. Royals relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 16 times as well as having 23 appearances in high leverage situations. The Royals have sent 41 relievers to the hill so far this season. The bullpen have racked up 8 holds on the year (11th in the league). They have accumulated 3 saves for the season and have blown 0 of their 3 chances to get a save.
The Kansas City Royals have amassed 270 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 94 assists and 0 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at 1.000 which has them ranked 2nd in MLB, and they have turned 12 double plays. The Royals have converted 69.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 810 innings, which has them ranked 19th in the majors.
Keller (29-36 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.10 while he has gone up against 2,165 batters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 489 hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has had 204 free passes. His earned run average is 3.94 (222 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.367. Keller has pitched in 507 innings and is sitting with 383 K's so far in his MLB career.
The Mariners hold a slugging % of .379 and they have an average of 4.08 runs per game (14th in MLB). They have hit 18 doubles, while getting a free base 50 times and scoring 49 runs. Seattle has 13 HRs so far this year as well as 48 runs batted in. They have struck out on 89 instances (25th in baseball) and have recorded 87 base hits. The Seattle Mariners are sitting with a team OBP of .319 as well as a team batting average of .223 on the year.
The Mariners have a team WHIP of 1.058 and have a FIP of 4.09 as a staff for the year. They come in at 7th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 79. The Seattle pitching staff have conceded 39 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 2.86 (33 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio is 3.13 (97 strikeouts against 31 walks). They have allowed 15 dingers and they allow 3.38 runs per 9 innings (8th in baseball).
Seattle has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 3 save chances and they have tallied 2 saves. They are ranked 23rd in the league with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have sent 38 relievers to the hill for the year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 9 times in high leverage situations in addition to 5 occasions with base runners. Seattle bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 28.6% out of their 7 inherited runners. Sitting with 9 save situations, the Mariners have 6 holds in addition to 1 blown save.
In 936 innings played, the Mariners are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 75.0% (3rd in pro baseball). The Seattle Mariners have turned 12 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .988 (10th in the majors). The Mariners have recorded 99 assists, 5 errors and have earned 312 putouts this year.
Flexen (17-19 win-loss record in his career) has a 4.85 ERA and has conceded 10.0 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.84 and he has gone up against 1,128 opposing hitters so far in his career. He has given up a total of 139 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.488 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.7. So far in his career, Flexen has allowed 286 hits while earning 180 K's in 258 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas City
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