New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 10/1/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Sunday, October 1, 2023
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-185) Kansas City (+154)
The Kansas City Royals (55-105) welcome the New York Yankees (81-79) at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday. The moneyline on this game has New York at -185 and Kansas City is opening at +154. The betting total comes in at 9. The starting pitchers will be Michael King and Zack Greinke.
New York is slugging .398 and have been called out on strikes 1,407 times, while drawing a walk on 549 occasions. They have recorded 643 RBI's in addition to 1,188 base knocks so far this season, while their team batting average is .226. The Yankees have accrued 217 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 219 balls out of the park. They have tallied 666 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .303. As a squad, the New York Yankees are recording 4.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 25th in MLB.
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The Yankees have compiled a team ERA of 3.99 so far this year (10th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,422 batters. Yankees pitchers have relinquished 191 home runs in addition to 691 total runs (9th in baseball). They have walked 505 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.24 as a team for the season. New York has surrendered 1,250 hits (7.9 per 9 innings) as well as 630 earned runs. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.82 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.23.
Yankees bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 170 times in addition to having 178 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have accumulated 81 holds for the season (19th in baseball). The Yankees relief pitchers have a save percentage of 69.4% and has entered the game in 144 save situations. They have recorded 43 saves for the season and have blown 19 out of their 62 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 246 base runners so far this year and 36.2% of those players crossed the plate. The Yankees have sent 497 relievers to the mound so far this season.
The New York Yankees have notched a total of 4,268 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,407 assists and 93 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which ranks 23rd in MLB, and they have turned 112 double plays. The Yankees have turned 70.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 12,804 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 3rd in pro baseball.
King (13-16 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.19 while he has gone up against 1,016 opposing hitters in the major leagues. He has conceded 204 base knocks (7.5 hits per 9 innings) with 83 walks. His earned run average is 3.29 (89 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.178. King has taken the mound for 243 frames and has 281 K's in his pro baseball career.
Kansas City has knocked in 159 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 644 runs batted in. They have recorded 256 doubles, while taking a walk 408 times as well as putting up 669 runs. The Kansas City Royals have earned an OBP of .302 as well as a batting average of .243 this year. The Royals have a team SLG% of .395 and they earn 4.18 runs per contest (24th in the league). They have been rung up on 1,379 instances (16th in the league) and are sitting with 1,302 hits.
The Royals hold a team WHIP of 1.405 in addition to having a FIP of 4.72 as a squad over the course of the season. They are sitting at 26th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,410. The Kansas City pitching staff have relinquished 852 runs on the season while having an ERA of 5.19 (802 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio sits at 8.10 (1,250 strikeouts vs 545 walks). They have yielded 207 homers and they relinquish 5.51 runs per 9 innings (28th in baseball).
Kansas City bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.6% out of 191 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 135 times in high leverage situations and on 118 occasions with runners on. With 117 save situations, the Royals have earned 65 holds in addition to 25 blown saves. They rank 27th in MLB holding a save percentage of 51.9%, and they have dispatched 520 bullpen pitchers to the hill so far this year. Kansas City has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 52 save chances and they have tallied 27 saves.
Out of their 12,519 innings played, the Royals have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (19th in the majors). The Kansas City Royals have turned 121 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (13th in MLB). The Royals have accrued 1,371 assists, 79 errors and have 4,173 putouts on the season.
So far in his career, Greinke has surrendered 3,203 hits while earning 2,977 strikeouts in 3,384 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 1,314 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.171 and having a FIP of 3.5. His K/BB ratio is 3.92 and he has faced 13,858 batters during his MLB career. Greinke (224-156 career record) has a 3.49 earned run average while surrendering 8.5 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas City (+154)
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