Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 8/19/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Friday, August 19, 2022
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Tropicana Field is the location where the Tampa Bay Rays (62-54) will attempt to beat the Kansas City Royals (48-71) on Friday. The starting pitchers will be Brady Singer and Drew Rasmussen.
The Royals have accrued 180 two-baggers as a team and have hit 100 balls out of the stadium. Kansas City has a slugging rate of .380 and have been rung up 942 times, while drawing a walk on 341 occasions. As a squad, the Kansas City Royals are knocking in 3.9 runs per game, which is 24th in the league. They have 440 runs batted in in addition to 981 base knocks for the season, and their team batting average comes in at .245. They have racked up 459 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .308.
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The Royals have a team ERA of 4.66 over the course of the season (27th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 877 hitters. They have walked 449 hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.48 as a squad on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.95 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.47. Royals pitchers have relinquished 131 home runs in addition to 599 runs in total (27th in baseball).
Royals relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 137 times and also have had 133 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have earned 66 holds over the course of the season (11th in the league). The Royals bullpen have compiled a save rate of 61.9% and has entered the game in 112 save situations. They have accumulated 26 saves so far this year and have blown 16 of their 42 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 218 base runners this season with 29.8% of those runners ended up scoring. The Royals have sent 410 relief pitchers to the hill on the year.
The Kansas City Royals are sitting with 3,130 putouts thus far, as well as 1,104 assists and 67 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which has them ranked 18th in professional baseball, and have earned 108 double plays. The Royals have transformed 68.0% of balls in play into outs out of their 9,390 innings, which ranks them 27th in baseball.
Singer has pitched in 296 innings and is sitting with 299 K's so far in his career. His earned run average is 4.16 (137 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.318. He has conceded 290 base knocks (8.8 hits per 9 innings) with 101 free passes. Singer (15-19 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 3.90 while he has faced 1,269 batters during his time in the majors.
The Tampa Bay Rays have a team on-base percentage of .306 as well as a batting average of .237 on the year. They have struck out on 1,033 occasions (7th in MLB) and have a total of 920 hits. Tampa Bay has knocked in 104 home runs on the year to go along with 455 RBIs. The Rays have a SLG% of .376 and they are recording 4.12 runs per game (23rd in baseball). They have 201 two-baggers, while walking 361 times and putting up 478 runs.
The Tampa Bay pitching staff have surrendered 452 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 3.43 (393 earned runs surrendered). They have conceded 123 HR's and they allow 3.94 runs per 9 innings (6th in MLB). The Rays hold a team WHIP of 1.150 and have a FIP of 3.69 as a squad on the campaign. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.60 (997 strikeouts vs 277 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 5th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 909.
With 146 save situations, the Rays have 84 holds in addition to 28 blown saves. Tampa Bay has had relievers enter the contest in 61 save opportunities and they have walked away with 33 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 147 times in high leverage situations and on 100 occasions with base runners. Tampa Bay relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 25.2% out of 135 inherited runners. They sit at 28th in the league with a save percentage of 54.1%, and they have sent 411 relievers to the hill this year.
Out of their 9,285 innings on the field, the Rays have a defensive efficiency of 70.7% (5th in professional baseball). The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 81 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .986 (13th in baseball). The Rays have recorded 999 assists, 59 errors and have a tally of 3,095 putouts on the campaign.
So far in his career, Rasmussen has surrendered 157 hits while totaling 176 K's in 191 frames. He has allowed a total of 65 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.131 and having a FIP of 3.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.98 and he has faced 780 hitters in his pro baseball career. Rasmussen (12-5 win-loss record in his career) holds a 3.06 ERA while conceding 7.4 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas City
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