Seattle Mariners vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 9/24/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
The Seattle Mariners (82-67) are traveling to Kauffman Stadium on Saturday where they will try to defeat the Kansas City Royals (61-89). The pitchers taking the mound are Logan Gilbert and Kris Bubic.
Seattle has a slugging rate of .389 and have been called out on strikes 1,274 times, while being walked on 537 occasions. They have accrued 599 runs batted in in addition to 1,126 base knocks over the course of the season, and their team batting average is at .228. The Mariners have tallied 213 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 182 baseballs out of the park. They have tallied 624 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .311. As a squad, the Seattle Mariners are scoring 4.2 runs per game, which ranks them 20th in the league.
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The Mariners hold a team earned run average of 3.47 on the campaign (6th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,284 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.13 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.19. Mariners pitchers have allowed 167 home runs and 553 runs in total (4th in the league). They have walked 410 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.86 as a unit this season.
The Mariners have dispatched 493 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. The relievers have inherited 149 base runners over the course of the season and 24.8% of those players earned a run for their team. They have tallied 37 saves for the year and have blown 13 out of their 50 save opportunities. The Mariners bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 74.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 134 save situations. The relievers have accumulated 83 holds on the campaign (11th in MLB). Mariners bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 116 times and also have had 160 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Mariners have converted 71.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of 11,961 innings, which has them ranked 5th in pro baseball. The Seattle Mariners have 3,987 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,213 assists and 61 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .988 which has them ranked 2nd in MLB, and have accumulated 106 double plays.
Gilbert has taken the ball for 292 innings and has 295 punch outs in his MLB career. Gilbert (19-11 career record) holds a FIP of 3.50 while going up against 1,218 batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.76 (122 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.185. He has surrendered 272 base hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) with 74 walks.
Kansas City has knocked in 127 long balls on the campaign as well as 562 runs batted in. They have 228 doubles, while walking 426 times and racking up 585 runs. The Kansas City Royals have accumulated an OBP of .306 and a batting average of .243 on the year. The Royals hold a team slugging % of .378 and they are earning 3.90 runs per game (24th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 1,201 instances (23rd in the league) and are sitting with 1,221 hits.
The Kansas City pitching staff have given up 745 runs this season while having a team ERA of 4.67 (681 earned runs yielded). They have given up 164 HR's and they relinquish 5.11 runs per 9 innings (27th in baseball). The Royals hold a team WHIP of 1.469 and have a FIP of 4.44 as a team for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.01 (1,097 strikeouts vs 546 walks). They are currently ranked 29th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,381.
Kansas City has had relievers step onto the mound in 50 save opportunities and they have converted 31 saves. They are ranked 19th in MLB with a save percentage of 62.0%, and they have dispatched 519 relievers to the mound for the year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 156 times in high leverage situations and also on 167 occasions with runners on. Kansas City bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.3% out of 270 inherited runners. With 133 save situations, the Royals have earned 78 holds and 19 blown saves.
In 11,811 innings on the diamond, the Royals have a defensive efficiency of 67.7% (27th in professional baseball). The Kansas City Royals have turned 139 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (14th in professional baseball). The Royals have racked up 1,408 assists, 76 errors and have earned 3,937 putouts this season.
Bubic (9-26 career mark) has a 4.96 ERA while allowing 9.6 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.86 and he has faced 1,322 hitters during his MLB career. He has allowed 165 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.530 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.0. During his career, Bubic has surrendered 319 base hits while tallying 259 strikeouts in 299 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas City
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