Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 6/29/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (-115) Kansas City (-105)
The Kansas City Royals (26-46) will try to beat the Texas Rangers (35-37) at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday. The odds on this game have Texas at -115 while Kansas City is sitting at -105. The betting total comes in at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Dane Dunning and Zack Greinke.
The Rangers have tallied 90 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 91 baseballs out of the stadium. Texas has a slugging % of .392 and have been rung up 614 times, while drawing a walk on 200 occasions. As a unit, the Texas Rangers are putting up 4.4 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 16th in MLB. They have recorded 296 runs batted in in addition to 581 base knocks so far this season, while their average at the plate comes in at .238. They have a total of 316 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .298.
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The Rangers are sitting with a team ERA of 3.94 on the campaign (16th in the league), and they have rung up 595 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 251 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.93 as a team this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.37 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.29. Rangers pitchers have conceded 66 home runs and also 307 runs (13th in baseball).
Rangers pitchers have entered the game with players on base 57 times in addition to having 83 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have accumulated 40 holds this season (14th in baseball). The Rangers relievers have earned a save rate of 58.6% and has stepped onto the mound in 69 save situations. They have accumulated 17 saves over the course of the season and have blown 12 of their 29 chances to get a save. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 86 base runners on the year and 31.4% of them earned a run for their team. The Rangers have sent 248 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year.
The Rangers have turned 69.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 5,775 innings, which has them sitting 14th in the majors. The Texas Rangers have amassed 1,925 putouts so far this season, in addition to 667 assists and 46 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which is 23rd in professional baseball, and they have twisted 61 double plays.
Dunning has taken the hill for 233 innings and has totaled 223 punch outs so far in his career. His earned run average is 4.31 (112 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.352. He has given up 231 base hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) with 85 free passes. Dunning (8-15 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.94 and he has gone up against 1,008 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
The Kansas City Royals have an on-base percentage of .303 in addition to a batting average of .238 on the season. They have struck out on 552 instances (27th in the league) and have 579 hits. Kansas City is sitting with 57 home runs on the campaign as well as 264 RBIs. The Royals hold a team slugging percentage of .370 and they average 3.86 runs per game (27th in the league). They have recorded 116 doubles, while walking 218 times and putting up 278 runs.
The Kansas City pitching staff have surrendered 377 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 5.02 (353 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 76 HR's and they concede 5.36 runs per 9 innings (27th in baseball). The Royals hold a team WHIP of 1.482 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.52 as a staff for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.82 (520 strikeouts vs 285 walks). They are sitting at 27th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 653.
Sitting with 59 save situations, the Royals have 34 holds and also 9 blown saves. Kansas City has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 23 save opportunities and they have come away with 14 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 79 times in high leverage situations and on 96 occasions with runners on base. Kansas City relievers have an inherited score percentage of 30.9% out of 152 inherited runners. They are ranked 22nd in MLB with a save rate of 60.9%, and they have dispatched 261 relief pitchers onto the diamond for the season.
In their 5,697 innings on the diamond, the Royals are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.5% (25th in professional baseball). The Kansas City Royals have turned 60 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .988 (5th in professional baseball). The Royals have recorded 666 assists, 32 errors and have 1,899 putouts so far this year.
So far in his career, Greinke has allowed 2,955 hits and he has 2,838 punch outs in 3,167 innings. He has surrendered 1,209 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.161 and having a FIP of 3.5. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.93 and he has gone up against 12,943 batters during his career. Greinke (220-136 record in his career) has earned a 3.44 earned run average and has allowed 8.4 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kansas City (-105)
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