Kansas City Royals vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 4/12/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+220) St. Louis (-275)
The Kansas City Royals (2-1) are traveling to Busch Stadium on Tuesday where they will take on the St. Louis Cardinals (2-1). The odds on this game have Kansas City at +220 and St. Louis is at -275. The over/under comes in at 8.5. The men taking the mound will be Daniel Lynch and Jordan Hicks.
As a unit, the Kansas City Royals are scoring 2.3 runs per contest, which has them at 28th in the league. They have racked up 7 runs and hold an OBP of .240. The Royals have hit 5 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 0 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 7 RBI's as well as 18 base knocks so far this year, and their batting average is at .191. Kansas City owns a slugging percentage of .245 and have been called out on strikes 15 times, while taking a walk on 5 occasions.
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Royals pitchers have allowed 2 long balls and 18 runs in total (21st in the league). They have walked 9 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.38 as a unit so far this season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.78 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.54. The Royals have compiled a team ERA of 5.79 this year (25th in the league), and their staff has struck out 25 hitters.
The Royals bullpen have a save percentage of 0.0%. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 9 base runners so far this year with 44.4% of them ended up scoring. Royals pitchers have entered the game with players on base 6 times and also have had 9 appearances in high leverage situations. The Royals have dispatched 12 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The relief pitchers have recorded 0 holds for the season (27th in MLB). They have yet to tally a save.
The Kansas City Royals have 84 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 26 assists and 0 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at 1.000 which ranks 4th in baseball, and they have twisted 4 double plays. The Royals have transformed 63.2% of baseballs in play into outs in their 252 innings on the field, which ranks them 28th in pro baseball.
Lynch has pitched in 68 innings and has earned 55 strikeouts during his career. His earned run average is 5.69 (43 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.632. He has allowed 80 hits (10.6 hits per nine innings) with 31 free passes. Lynch (4-6 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.82 while facing 311 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
The Cardinals hold a team slugging % of .495 and they score 6.33 runs per contest (4th in MLB). They have 7 doubles, while taking a walk 13 times and notching 19 runs. St. Louis has accounted for 5 home runs this season as well as 19 runs batted in. They have struck out on 17 instances (28th in the league) and have tallied 25 base hits. The St. Louis Cardinals hold an on-base percentage of .351 as well as a batting average of .263 for the season.
The Cardinals hold a team WHIP of 1.444 with a FIP of 2.62 as a staff so far this season. They are currently ranked 26th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 30. The St. Louis pitching staff have allowed 11 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 3.67 (11 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio is 2.89 (26 strikeouts against 9 bases on balls). They have given up 1 long ball and they allow 3.67 runs per 9 innings (14th in the league).
St. Louis has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 0 save opportunities. They rank 29th in the league with a save percentage of 0.0%, and they have sent 11 relievers onto the field on the campaign. Their relievers have taken the field 0 times in high leverage situations and also on 4 occasions with runners on base. St. Louis relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 16.7% of 6 inherited base runners. With 3 save situations, the Cardinals have 3 holds and also 0 blown saves.
In 243 innings on the field, the Cardinals hold a defensive efficiency of 62.1% (30th in baseball). The St. Louis Cardinals have gotten 5 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (20th in MLB). The Cardinals have recorded 31 assists, 2 errors and have a total of 81 putouts so far this season.
In his career, Hicks has given up 80 hits while he has totaled 111 K's in 116 innings. He has allowed 47 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.255 and having a FIP of 3.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.68 and he has gone up against 493 batters so far in his career. Hicks (5-6 record in his career) holds a 3.64 ERA and has conceded 6.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas City (+220)
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