Kansas City Royals vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 7/14/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2022
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
The Toronto Blue Jays (46-42) will play the Kansas City Royals (34-53) at Rogers Centre on Thursday. The expected starting pitchers are Carlos Hernandez and Kevin Gausman.
As a unit, the Kansas City Royals are scoring 3.9 runs per game, which has them at 26th in the league. They have accumulated 343 runs while having a team OBP of .309. The Royals have accrued 139 doubles as a squad and have hit 72 balls out of the park. They have earned 327 runs batted in as well as 714 hits this year, and their average at the plate comes in at .243. Kansas City is slugging .379 and have been rung up 662 times, while being walked on 266 occasions.
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The Royals have an ERA of 4.87 this season (27th in the league), and their staff has rung up 632 batters. They have walked 340 opposing players and their FIP is 4.52 as a team on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 1.86 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.48. Royals pitchers have allowed 94 long balls and 448 total runs (25th in the league).
The Royals relievers have recorded a save rate of 63.3% and has entered the game in 82 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 171 runners on the year and 29.8% of them crossed the plate. Royals bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 108 times and also have had 101 appearances in high leverage situations. The Royals have dispatched 312 relief pitchers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers have 48 holds on the year (15th in baseball). They have recorded 19 saves this year and have missed out on 11 of 30 save chances.
The Royals have converted 68.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of 6,804 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 23rd in professional baseball. The Kansas City Royals have earned 2,268 putouts thus far, as well as 799 assists and 40 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .987 which has them ranked 8th in pro baseball, and have a total of 73 double plays.
Hernandez has taken the mound for 130 frames and has 103 K's thus far in his career. His ERA is 5.05 (73 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.531. He has allowed 132 base knocks (9.1 hits per nine innings) with 67 walks. Hernandez (6-6 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 4.76 while he has gone up against 574 hitters in the majors.
The Toronto Blue Jays have tallied a team on-base percentage of .325 and a batting average of .259 on the year. They have struck out on 690 occasions (23rd in MLB) and have totaled 777 hits. Toronto has knocked in 112 home runs so far this season and 389 runs batted in. The Blue Jays hold a slugging percentage of .431 and they earn 4.56 runs per game (11th in the league). They have hit 172 doubles, while getting a free base 264 times as well as notching 401 runs.
The Blue Jays are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.263 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.01 as a squad this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.06 (734 strikeouts vs 240 walks). They rank 21st in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 745. They have allowed 103 homers and they allow 4.51 runs per 9 innings (20th in the league). The Toronto pitching staff have given up 391 runs so far this season while holding a team ERA of 4.08 (354 earned runs relinquished).
Toronto has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 42 save chances and they have come away with 25 saves. They are ranked 22nd in baseball with a save rate of 59.5%, and they have sent 318 bullpen pitchers to the mound this season. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 109 times in high leverage situations and on 87 occasions with base runners. Toronto bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 29.0% of 131 inherited runners. With 94 save situations, the Blue Jays have accumulated 49 holds in addition to 17 blown saves.
The Toronto Blue Jays have gotten 73 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .987 (9th in the majors). The Blue Jays have 750 assists, 41 errors and have earned a total of 2,313 putouts for the season. In 6,939 innings played, the Blue Jays hold a defensive efficiency of 69.2% (21st in MLB).
In his MLB career, Gausman has allowed 1,260 hits while he has accumulated 1,261 strikeouts in 1,265 frames. He has given up a total of 554 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.282 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.48 and he has gone up against 5,338 opposing batters during his career. Gausman (70-78 career win-loss record) has a 3.94 earned run average while giving up 9.0 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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