Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 6/24/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Friday, June 24, 2022
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Kauffman Stadium is the location where the Kansas City Royals (25-43) will compete against the Oakland Athletics (23-47) on Friday. The expected starting pitchers will be Cole Irvin and Zack Greinke.
As a team, the Oakland Athletics are notching 3.1 runs/g, which ranks them 29th in MLB. They have a total of 219 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .272. The Athletics have tallied 109 doubles as a team and have knocked 49 baseballs out of the park. They have recorded 201 RBI's and 476 base knocks this season, while their team batting average is at .209. Oakland is slugging .328 and have struck out 586 times, while drawing a walk on 178 occasions.
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The Athletics hold a team earned run average of 4.44 on the campaign (24th in baseball), and they have struck out 527 hitters. They have walked 230 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.30 as a team so far this season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.29 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.36. Athletics pitchers have yielded 76 home runs and 327 total runs (22nd in baseball).
The Athletics relievers have earned a save percentage of 58.3% and has stepped onto the mound in 67 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 137 base runners so far this season with 26.3% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Athletics bullpen pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 90 times as well as having 70 appearances in high leverage situations. The Athletics have sent 246 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. The bullpen have racked up 43 holds over the course of the season (11th in MLB). They have compiled 14 saves so far this season and have missed out on 10 of 24 chances to get a save.
The Oakland Athletics are sitting with 1,843 putouts on the year, in addition to 642 assists and 47 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .981 which is 26th in pro baseball, and have 63 double plays. The Athletics have transformed 68.7% of balls in play into outs in their 5,529 innings on the field, which has them ranked 23rd in professional baseball.
Irvin has thrown 286 innings and has totaled 203 punch outs so far in his MLB career. Irvin (14-21 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.36 and he has gone up against 1,232 opposing batters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.40 (140 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.336. He has allowed 312 hits (9.8 hits per nine innings) with 71 walks.
Kansas City has accumulated 53 home runs on the campaign to go along with 247 runs batted in. They have hit 109 two-baggers, while getting a free base 202 times and racking up 261 runs. The Kansas City Royals have accumulated an OBP of .302 as well as a team batting average of .237 this year. The Royals have a SLG% of .368 and they are recording 3.84 runs per game (27th in the league). They have struck out on 521 occasions (27th in the league) and have totaled 546 base knocks.
The Royals have a team WHIP of 1.477 and have a FIP of 4.57 as a squad so far this year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.81 (491 strikeouts against 272 walks). They rank 26th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 610. They have yielded 73 home runs and they concede 5.31 runs per 9 innings (26th in baseball). The Kansas City pitching staff have allowed 352 runs this year while having an ERA of 4.99 (331 earned runs yielded).
With 56 save situations, the Royals have earned 32 holds in addition to 9 blown saves. Kansas City has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 22 save opportunities and they have recorded 13 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 77 times in high leverage situations and also on 91 occasions with base runners. Kansas City relievers hold an inherited score rate of 31.5% out of 146 inherited base runners. They sit at 24th in the league with a save percentage of 59.1%, and they have sent 250 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year.
In their 5,373 innings on the field, the Royals are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 68.8% (21st in baseball). The Kansas City Royals have gotten 58 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .988 (5th in MLB). The Royals have recorded 628 assists, 29 errors and are sitting with 1,791 putouts so far this year.
Greinke (219-136 career mark) has a 3.44 ERA while allowing 8.4 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.93 and he has faced 12,922 hitters in his MLB career. He has conceded a total of 1,208 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.162 and a FIP of 3.5. So far in his MLB career, Greinke has allowed 2,952 hits while he has totaled 2,834 punch outs in 3,161 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oakland
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