Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 6/9/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Friday, June 9, 2023
Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+145) Baltimore (-170)
The Kansas City Royals (18-44) are hitting the road to Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Friday where they will take on the Baltimore Orioles (37-24). The moneyline on this contest has the Royals at +145 while the Orioles are priced at -170. The total comes in at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Brady Singer and Tyler Wells.
Kansas City has a slugging % of .380 and have struck out 560 times, while taking a walk on 165 occasions. They have 226 runs batted in and 475 hits this year, while their team batting average sits at .230. The Royals have hit 99 doubles as a team and have knocked 61 baseballs out of the park. They have accounted for 237 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .294. As a team, the Kansas City Royals are knocking in 3.8 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 27th in the league.
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They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.31 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.41. Royals pitchers have conceded 68 home runs and 325 runs (28th in MLB). Kansas City has given up 535 hits (8.9 per 9 innings) as well as 306 earned runs. The Royals are sitting with a team ERA of 5.10 for the year (28th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 527 batters. They have walked 228 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.37 as a squad on the campaign.
The Royals have sent 209 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 70 runners this year with 42.9% of those players crossed home plate. They have accumulated 9 saves this season and have blown 8 of 17 save opportunities. The Royals relievers have recorded a save percentage of 52.9% and has entered the game in 39 save situations. The relief pitchers have earned 22 holds on the year (28th in MLB). Royals relief pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 41 times in addition to having 50 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Kansas City Royals have earned a total of 1,621 putouts so far this season, in addition to 518 assists and 32 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .985 which has them ranked 19th in the majors, and they have turned 47 double plays. The Royals have turned 67.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 4,863 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 26th in the majors.
Singer has thrown 406 innings and has accumulated 398 K's thus far in his career. His earned run average is 4.37 (197 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.335. He has conceded 408 hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has 134 walks. Singer (23-24 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.94 and he has faced 1,743 batters in the majors.
The Orioles hold a team slugging % of .412 and they tally 4.87 runs per outing (7th in the league). They have recorded 111 two-baggers, while taking a walk 209 times as well as racking up 297 runs. Baltimore has tallied 69 home runs on the season and 287 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 504 occasions (23rd in the league) and have tallied 508 hits. The Baltimore Orioles have a team OBP of .319 as well as a batting average of .247 this season.
The Orioles have a WHIP of 1.340 with a FIP of 4.13 as a squad so far this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 9.30 (566 strikeouts vs 199 bases on balls). They are sitting at 25th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 537. They have given up 72 home runs and they allow 4.52 runs per 9 innings (15th in MLB). The Baltimore pitching staff have conceded 276 runs this season while having an ERA of 4.26 (260 earned runs allowed).
Baltimore has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 34 save opportunities and they have earned 19 saves. They are currently ranked 24th in MLB holding a save percentage of 55.9%, and they have sent 219 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. Their relief pitchers have come in 87 times in high leverage situations in addition to 83 occasions with runners on base. Baltimore relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 34.7% out of their 118 inherited runners. Sitting with 87 save situations, the Orioles have compiled 51 holds and 15 blown saves.
Out of their 4,944 innings on the diamond, the Orioles hold a defensive efficiency of 67.5% (28th in professional baseball). The Baltimore Orioles have gotten 64 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .988 (9th in baseball). The Orioles have accrued 518 assists, 26 errors and have amassed 1,648 putouts on the campaign.
Wells (13-12 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 3.93 earned run average and has surrendered 6.8 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.91 and he has faced 910 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. He has surrendered 100 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 0.996 and a FIP of 4.3. During his career, Wells has allowed 174 hits and he has 211 punch outs in 229 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas City (+145)
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