Seattle Mariners vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 9/25/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Sunday, September 25, 2022
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (-180) Kansas City (+155)
The Kansas City Royals (62-89) will go up against the Seattle Mariners (82-68) at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday. The moneyline on this game has the Mariners at -180 and the Royals are coming in at +155. The total is set at 7.5. The starting pitchers will be Luis Castillo and Kris Bubic.
The Mariners have earned 216 doubles as a team and have hit 183 balls out of the stadium. Seattle has a slugging percentage of .389 and have been called out on strikes 1,285 times, while drawing a walk on 540 occasions. As a squad, the Seattle Mariners are putting up 4.2 runs per game, which ranks them 20th in MLB. They have amassed 600 RBI's and 1,132 hits on the season, while their team batting average is at .228. They have accumulated 625 runs and have an OBP of .311.
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The Mariners are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.48 this year (6th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,289 batters. They have walked 411 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.85 as a squad this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.14 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.19. Mariners pitchers have surrendered 167 home runs in addition to 558 runs in total (4th in the league).
The Mariners bullpen have compiled a save rate of 74.0% and has entered the game in 134 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 149 runners this year with 24.8% of those players ended up scoring. Mariners pitchers have come into the game with runners on 116 times in addition to having 160 appearances in high leverage situations. The Mariners have dispatched 496 relievers to the mound this year. The bullpen have a total of 83 holds on the campaign (11th in MLB). They have recorded 37 saves so far this year and have missed out on 13 of 50 chances to get a save.
The Mariners have converted 70.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of 12,033 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 5th in pro baseball. The Seattle Mariners are sitting with 4,011 putouts for the season, as well as 1,219 assists and 63 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .988 which is 2nd in MLB, and they have twisted 106 double plays.
Castillo (47-55 career record) sits with a FIP of 3.65 while he has faced 3,512 hitters in the majors. He has allowed 713 hits (7.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 300 free passes. His earned run average is 3.57 (336 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.197. Castillo has taken the hill for 846 innings and has 924 K's during his MLB career.
The Royals have a slugging percentage of .379 and they tally 3.91 runs per outing (24th in the league). They have put up 231 two-baggers, while walking 427 times and racking up 590 runs. Kansas City has recorded 127 home runs on the campaign as well as 567 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,206 occasions (23rd in the league) and have 1,231 base hits. The Kansas City Royals hold a team on-base percentage of .306 as well as a team batting average of .244 on the year.
The Royals are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.465 in addition to having a FIP of 4.44 as a squad so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.02 (1,108 strikeouts vs 549 free passes). They rank 29th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 1,387. They have yielded 165 home runs and they yield 5.08 runs per 9 innings (26th in MLB). The Kansas City pitching staff have conceded 746 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 4.65 (682 earned runs conceded).
Kansas City relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.3% of 270 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 156 times in high leverage situations and also on 167 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 133 save situations, the Royals have earned 78 holds and also 19 blown saves. They are ranked 19th in the league with a save rate of 62.0%, and they have sent 521 relievers to the mound on the year. Kansas City has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 50 save opportunities and they have walked away with 31 saves.
In 11,892 innings on the field, the Royals have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 67.7% (27th in the majors). The Kansas City Royals have turned 141 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (11th in baseball). The Royals have racked up 1,416 assists, 76 errors and have amassed 3,964 putouts so far this season.
During his pro baseball career, Bubic has allowed 319 base hits while tallying 259 strikeouts in 299 innings pitched. Bubic (9-26 career mark) is the owner of a 4.96 earned run average and has surrendered 9.6 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 165 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.530 and having a FIP of 5.0. His K/BB ratio is 1.86 and he has faced 1,322 hitters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas City (+155)
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