Colorado Rockies vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 6/4/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Sunday, June 4, 2023
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+120) Kansas City (-145)
Kauffman Stadium is the location where the Kansas City Royals (17-40) will go up against the Colorado Rockies (25-34) on Sunday. The odds on this game have Colorado at +120 while Kansas City opens at -145. The total is 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Kyle Freeland and Brady Singer.
Colorado is slugging .407 and have been rung up 507 times, while drawing a walk on 168 occasions. They have tallied 257 RBI's and 520 hits this year, while their batting average comes in at .260. The Rockies have hit 132 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 49 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 267 runs while holding a team OBP of .320. As a squad, the Colorado Rockies are compiling 4.5 runs per contest, which puts them at 15th in baseball.
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The Rockies hold a team ERA of 5.19 this season (29th in baseball), and they have rung up 427 hitters. Rockies pitchers have relinquished 77 long balls and also 324 runs in total (29th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 221 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.97 as a team this season. Colorado has yielded 542 hits (9.5 per 9 innings) and also 295 earned runs. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.93 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.49.
The Rockies have sent 186 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The relievers have inherited 91 base runners this season and 29.7% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have accumulated 12 saves this season and have not converted 5 out of their 17 chances to get a save. The Rockies bullpen have a save rate of 70.6% and has come into the game in 33 save situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 15 holds over the course of the season (29th in the league). Rockies pitchers have entered the game with runners on 52 times and also have had 34 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rockies have transformed 67.9% of balls in play into outs in their 4,605 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 26th in pro baseball. The Colorado Rockies are sitting with 1,535 putouts so far this season, in addition to 567 assists and 33 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .985 which ranks 19th in professional baseball, and have a total of 59 double plays.
Freeland has thrown 892 innings and is sitting with 684 punch outs during his MLB career. Freeland (53-57 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.51 while going up against 3,857 hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.26 (423 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.400. He has given up 947 base knocks (9.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 303 free passes.
The Kansas City Royals have a team OBP of .296 and a team batting average of .232 over the course of the season. They have been rung up on 516 occasions (9th in the league) and have accounted for 443 hits. Kansas City is sitting with 58 home runs so far this season to go along with 213 runs batted in. The Royals hold a slugging % of .385 and they are recording 3.91 runs per game (26th in baseball). They have 94 two-baggers, while walking 155 times and notching 223 runs.
The Royals have a team WHIP of 1.429 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.47 as a staff so far this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 8.80 (487 strikeouts against 219 walks). They rank 23rd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 493. They have given up 65 dingers and they yield 5.38 runs per 9 innings (28th in MLB). The Kansas City pitching staff have relinquished 298 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 5.10 (282 earned runs relinquished).
Sitting with 36 save situations, the Royals have amassed 20 holds in addition to 8 blown saves. Kansas City has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 16 save chances and they have come away with 8 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 47 times in high leverage situations and on 37 occasions with base runners. Kansas City bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 40.3% out of their 62 inherited base runners. They are ranked 28th in MLB holding a save rate of 50.0%, and they have sent 196 bullpen pitchers onto the field this season.
Out of their 4,485 innings on the diamond, the Royals are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.0% (23rd in MLB). The Kansas City Royals have gotten 44 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (11th in pro baseball). The Royals have accrued 473 assists, 25 errors and have accumulated 1,495 putouts this year.
During his pro baseball career, Singer has surrendered 403 base hits and he has 391 K's in 400 innings pitched. He has allowed 197 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.341 and a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.92 and he has faced 1,721 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Singer (22-24 career record) holds a 4.43 earned run average and has given up 9.1 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas City (-145)
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