San Diego Padres vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 8/27/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
The Kansas City Royals (51-75) will try to defeat the San Diego Padres (68-58) at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday. The men taking the mound will be Yu Darvish and Jackson Kowar.
San Diego has a slugging percentage of .377 and have been called out on strikes 1,032 times, while being walked on 454 occasions. They have amassed 528 RBI's in addition to 1,018 hits on the year, while their team batting average is at .240. The Padres have tallied 217 two-baggers as a team and have hit 110 balls out of the park. They are sitting with 546 runs scored and have an OBP of .319. As a unit, the San Diego Padres are scoring 4.3 runs per game, which has them at 16th in MLB.
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The Padres have compiled a team ERA of 3.76 on the season (10th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,116 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.10 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.21. Padres pitchers have given up 127 home runs in addition to 505 total runs (11th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 360 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.74 as a squad on the year.
Padres bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on 96 times as well as having 130 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have racked up 56 holds for the year (22nd in baseball). The Padres relievers have a save rate of 67.9% and has come into the game in 116 save situations. They have compiled 38 saves on the season and have blown 18 of 56 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 149 runners on the campaign and 40.3% of those runners earned a run for their team. The Padres have dispatched 363 relievers to the mound this year.
The Padres have converted 70.2% of baseballs in play into outs in their 10,089 innings, which ranks them 9th in MLB. The San Diego Padres have a total of 3,363 putouts so far this season, in addition to 1,103 assists and 57 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .987 which ranks 6th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 94 double plays.
Darvish has taken the hill for 1,442 innings and is sitting with 1,738 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. Darvish (89-74 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.47 and he has faced 5,926 batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.55 (568 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.135. He has surrendered 1,167 base knocks (7.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 469 free passes.
The Royals have a SLG% of .375 and they average 3.82 runs per game (24th in MLB). They have tallied 185 doubles, while getting a free base 363 times and scoring 481 runs. Kansas City is sitting with 104 HRs on the year as well as 462 RBIs. They have been rung up on 1,003 occasions (21st in the league) and have tallied 1,017 base knocks. The Kansas City Royals are sitting with an on-base percentage of .305 and a team batting average of .242 so far this year.
The Royals hold a team WHIP of 1.470 and have a FIP of 4.48 as a team so far this year. They come in at 29th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,147. The Kansas City pitching staff have yielded 630 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 4.65 (571 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.93 (917 strikeouts vs 476 walks). They have given up 136 homers and they surrender 5.14 runs per 9 innings (26th in baseball).
Kansas City has had relievers step onto the mound in 44 save chances and they have come away with 27 saves. They rank 18th in the league with a save percentage of 61.4%, and they have sent 431 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. Their relievers have come in 140 times in high leverage situations and on 142 occasions with base runners. Kansas City relievers hold an inherited score rate of 29.7% of 229 inherited runners. Sitting with 114 save situations, the Royals have recorded 66 holds and 17 blown saves.
The Kansas City Royals have gotten 115 double plays and have a fielding rate of .985 (18th in pro baseball). The Royals have racked up 1,174 assists, 69 errors and have earned 3,313 putouts for the year. Out of their 9,939 innings on the diamond, the Royals have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.0% (27th in pro baseball).
Kowar (0-6 record in his career) has a 10.76 earned run average while giving up 13.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.48 and he has faced 236 hitters so far in his career. He has conceded a total of 55 ER's while holding a WHIP of 2.196 and having a FIP of 6.4. During his pro baseball career, Kowar has surrendered 70 base knocks while earning 46 punch outs in 46 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kansas City
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