New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 5/1/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Sunday, May 1, 2022
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-215) Kansas City (+180)
The Kansas City Royals (7-11) welcome the New York Yankees (14-6) at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday. The moneyline on this contest has New York at -215 and Kansas City is coming in at +180. The betting total comes in at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers are Luis Severino and Daniel Lynch.
As a squad, the New York Yankees are notching 4.9 runs per game, which ranks them 3rd in MLB. They have a total of 97 runs scored while having a team OBP of .322. The Yankees have accumulated 31 doubles as a unit and have smacked 29 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 91 runs batted in in addition to 165 hits so far this year, while their average at the plate comes in at .249. New York is slugging .430 and have struck out 174 times, while being walked on 65 occasions.
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The Yankees hold a team ERA of 2.85 this year (3rd in baseball), and the staff has struck out 192 hitters. They have walked 65 batters and their FIP sits at 3.23 as a unit on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio is 2.95 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.16. Yankees pitchers have relinquished 14 home runs and also 61 runs in total (3rd in the league).
The Yankees bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 70.0% and has come into the game in 30 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 46 runners this season and 21.7% of them ended up crossing the plate. Yankees pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 29 times in addition to having 31 appearances in high leverage situations. The Yankees have sent 78 relievers to the mound on the year. The relievers have racked up 19 holds so far this year (2nd in baseball). They have recorded 7 saves over the course of the season and have blown 3 of their 10 save opportunities.
The Yankees have converted 71.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of 1,626 innings on the field, which has them ranked 10th in the majors. The New York Yankees have a tally of 542 putouts thus far, in addition to 189 assists and 4 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .995 which has them ranked 1st in the majors, and have a total of 11 double plays.
Severino (45-26 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 3.34 and he has gone up against 2,279 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has conceded 479 hits (7.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 157 free passes. His ERA is 3.42 (211 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.146. Severino has taken the hill for 555 frames and is sitting with 616 K's during his pro baseball career.
Kansas City has accumulated 11 home runs this year as well as 55 RBIs. They have hit 22 doubles, while taking a walk 57 times as well as earning 59 runs. The Kansas City Royals have an on-base percentage of .284 in addition to a batting average of .209 on the year. The Royals have a team SLG% of .313 and they score 3.28 runs per contest (25th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 131 instances (30th in the league) and have tallied 123 hits.
The Royals are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.348 in addition to having a FIP of 3.97 as a unit over the course of the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.38 (138 strikeouts against 58 free passes). They are sitting at 21st in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 159. They have conceded 17 long balls and they concede 4.92 runs per 9 innings (25th in MLB). The Kansas City pitching staff have surrendered 88 runs this year while having a team ERA of 4.70 (84 earned runs relinquished).
Kansas City bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 33.3% of 36 inherited runners. Their relievers have come in 35 times in high leverage situations and on 28 occasions with runners on. With 15 save situations, the Royals have compiled 8 holds and 3 blown saves. They rank 25th in MLB holding a save percentage of 57.1%, and they have dispatched 74 relievers onto the field so far this season. Kansas City has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 7 save opportunities and they have earned 4 saves.
Out of their 1,449 innings played, the Royals have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.0% (23rd in pro baseball). The Kansas City Royals have gotten 19 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .992 (2nd in baseball). The Royals have 167 assists, 5 errors and have notched a total of 483 putouts over the course of the season.
Lynch (6-7 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 5.25 ERA while giving up 10.2 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.03 and he has gone up against 379 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career. He has allowed 49 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.548 and having a FIP of 4.8. During his pro baseball career, Lynch has given up 95 base hits while he has earned 71 punch outs in 84 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kansas City (+180)
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