Tuesday, June 9, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Young (4-2) vs. Trevor May (4-3)
The Kansas City Royals visit Target Field on Tuesday to play the Minnesota Twins. The probable starters are Chris Young for the Royals and Trevor May for the Twins. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at -105 and Minnesota at -105. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Royals have a 23-26 over/under record and a 30-24 run line mark, meaning they cover 56% of the time. The Twins are 36-20 against the run line and have a 30-25 over/under record. They cover the spread 64% of the time.
The Royals come into this game with a 31-23 record, and they are 12-12 away from home. Starting pitcher Chris Young holds a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 2.56 and a WHIP of 0.99. He's pitched 45.2 innings thus far while surrendering 32 hits over that time and when he starts, the Royals are 4-2. The Royals are also 1-4 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 1.75 and they've given up 125 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .192 against the bullpen while being struck out 156 times and walking 62 times this season. As a team, Kansas City has allowed 7.87 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.49.
As a team, Kansas City is batting .271, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .275 average away from home. Ranked at 9th in the league in on-base percentage, the Royals sit at .321 and they hold a .409 team slugging percentage. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.22 hits per game and Mike Moustakas leads the team with 63.
With a 33-23 overall record, Minnesota will come into this game 20-9 at home. With an earned run average of 4.45, Trevor May will come into this game holding a 4-3 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He's pitched 56.2 innings thus far while surrendering 61 hits over that time in which the Twins are 6-4. The Twins are also 7-3 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.9 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.74 and they have given up 173 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .256 against the Twins bullpen while being struck out 114 times and walking 51 times this season. As a team, Minnesota has allowed 9.53 hits per nine innings while striking out 5.88 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.84.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .285 average at Safeco Field. Ranked at 23rd in the league in on-base percentage, the Twins sit at .304 and they hold a .382 team slugging percentage. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.5 hits per game and Brian Dozier leads the team with 58.
The Royals have committed 30 errors and have combined for 517 assists and 1,437 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .983 team fielding percentage while committing 36 errors, accumulating 593 assists and compiling 1,498 put outs.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 23-26 against the over/under so far this season
The Kansas City Royals are 30-24 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 30-25 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 36-20 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
06/03/15 P Jason Vargas Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/6)
05/25/15 P Danny Duffy Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23)
05/17/15 P Brian Flynn Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/16)
05/07/15 C Erik Kratz Foot Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/4)
04/06/15 P Tim Collins Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/6)
04/04/15 P Kris Medlen Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/07)
06/04/15 P Ricky Nolasco Ankle Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/1)
05/16/15 CF Jordan Schafer Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
04/04/15 P Ervin Santana Suspension expected to miss 80 games
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals
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