Kansas City Royals vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction 3/11/23
- Mar 11, 2023, 6:25:44 AM
The Kansas City Royals will take on the Milwaukee Brewers in what should be an exciting matchup between two teams with very different records early in the season. The Royals have been on fire, winning 12 of their first 14 games and sitting atop the American League Central standings. The Brewers, on the other hand, have struggled to get going, with a 5-8 record through their first 13 games. In this article, we will provide expert analysis and predictions for the game, including in-depth team analysis, betting trends, public betting data, odds, and injury reports.
Kansas City Royals
The Kansas City Royals have been one of the surprise teams in the early part of the season, with a 12-2 record through their first 14 games. They have been dominant on the road, winning all six of their away games so far. The Royals have been hitting the ball extremely well, with a team batting average of .336 and a slugging percentage of .570. Michael Massey has been leading the charge for the Royals with three home runs and nine RBIs in just nine games played.
On the pitching side, the Royals have been solid but not spectacular, with a team ERA of 4.38. They have been led by their bullpen, which has been outstanding with a collective ERA of just 2.79. Josh Staumont has been a standout in the bullpen, with a 0.00 ERA and nine strikeouts in five innings pitched.
The Milwaukee Brewers have not had the start to the season that they were hoping for, with a 5-8 record through their first 13 games. They have struggled at home, winning just four of their seven games at American Family Fields of Phoenix. The Brewers have been hitting the ball well, with a team batting average of .260 and a slugging percentage of .480. Rowdy Tellez has been one of the few bright spots for the Brewers, with three home runs and a .417 batting average through his first 10 games.
The Brewers' pitching staff has struggled early in the season, with a team ERA of 5.16. Their starters have been particularly ineffective, with a collective ERA of 5.91. Corbin Burnes has been the exception, with a 1.42 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 12.2 innings pitched. The Brewers' bullpen has been solid, with a collective ERA of 3.54.
The Kansas City Royals have been one of the hottest teams in baseball to start the season, winning 12 of their first 14 games. They have been particularly dominant on the road, winning all six of their away games so far. The Milwaukee Brewers, on the other hand, have struggled early in the season, with a 5-8 record through their first 13 games.
Both teams have a few players on their injury report, but none of them are significant enough to impact the outcome of the game.
The Milwaukee Brewers will be looking to bounce back after a tough loss to the San Francisco Giants, while the Kansas City Royals will be looking to continue their hot start to the season. Both teams have been hitting the ball well, but the Royals have been on fire with a team batting average of .336.
The key matchup to watch will be the Brewers' pitching staff against the Royals' powerful offense. The Brewers have struggled on the mound this season, with a team ERA of 5.16, while the Royals have been solid with a team ERA of 4.38. If the Royals can continue to hit the ball like they have been, they should be able to score enough runs to win this game.
However, the Brewers do have a solid lineup themselves and have been hitting the ball well, with a team batting average of .260 and 22 home runs on the season. They will need to rely on their offense to keep up with the Royals and give their struggling pitching staff some support.
Overall, we think this will be a close game, but we give the slight edge to the Milwaukee Brewers. They are at home and have a strong offense that can match up with the Royals. We predict that the Brewers will win the game by a score of 5-4, covering the spread in the process.