Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 5/10/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
The Texas Rangers (11-15) will compete against the Kansas City Royals (9-16) at Globe Life Field on Tuesday. The pitchers who are expected to start are Brad Keller and Martin Perez.
Kansas City has a slugging % of .319 and have struck out 177 times, while drawing a walk on 69 occasions. They have amassed 70 RBI's in addition to 183 hits on the campaign, and their batting average sits at .222. The Royals have hit 33 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 13 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accumulated 78 runs while holding a team OBP of .286. As a team, the Kansas City Royals are compiling 3.1 runs per game, which is 29th in MLB.
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The Royals hold a team earned run average of 4.50 over the course of the season (27th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 173 batters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.90 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.38. Royals pitchers have allowed 22 home runs in addition to 117 runs in total (19th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 91 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.14 as a team this year.
The Royals have dispatched 96 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 47 base runners over the course of the season with 36.2% of them crossed home plate. They have accumulated 5 saves this season and have blown 5 of 10 save opportunities. The Royals relievers have earned a save rate of 50.0% and has come into the game in 21 save situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 10 holds for the season (27th in MLB). Royals bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 34 times as well as having 40 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Kansas City Royals have a tally of 666 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 233 assists and 8 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .991 which has them sitting 2nd in baseball, and have earned 28 double plays. The Royals have turned 69.8% of balls in play into outs out of their 1,998 innings, ranking them 19th in professional baseball.
Keller has taken the ball for 525 frames and has totaled 392 K's so far in his pro baseball career. Keller (30-37 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.08 while he has faced 2,235 opposing hitters in the majors. His ERA is 3.87 (226 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.354. He has conceded 502 base hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 209 walks.
The Rangers hold a team slugging percentage of .343 and they earn 4.19 runs per game (13th in MLB). They have hit 31 two-baggers, while getting a free base 76 times as well as earning 109 runs. Texas has a total of 24 HRs over the course of the season and 103 runs batted in. They have struck out on 208 instances (28th in the league) and have a total of 193 base knocks. The Texas Rangers are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .288 and a batting average of .222 this season.
The Rangers have a WHIP of 1.278 with a FIP of 4.53 as a staff for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.31 (229 strikeouts against 99 walks). They sit at 3rd in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 195. They have given up 35 home runs and they surrender 4.34 runs per 9 innings (22nd in baseball). The Texas pitching staff have given up 111 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 4.07 (104 earned runs surrendered).
Texas relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 22.5% out of 40 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 31 times in high leverage situations in addition to 26 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 22 save situations, the Rangers have earned 14 holds and 3 blown saves. They sit at 25th in MLB with a save percentage of 62.5%, and they have dispatched 105 bullpen pitchers to the hill this year. Texas has called on relief pitchers to enter the game in 8 save chances and they have come away with 5 saves.
In 2,070 innings on the field, the Rangers have earned a efficiency on defense of 71.5% (9th in the majors). The Texas Rangers have gotten 24 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (22nd in the majors). The Rangers have racked up 242 assists, 16 errors and have a tally of 690 putouts during this campaign.
Perez (63-71 career mark) has earned a 4.65 earned run average and has given up 10.0 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 1.85 and he has gone up against 4,932 hitters during his pro baseball career. He has allowed 584 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.469 and having a FIP of 4.5. In his career, Perez has allowed 1,251 hits while he has totaled 760 strikeouts in 1,130 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas City
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