Kansas City Royals at Minnesota Twins 9/2/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 2, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Ian Kennedy vs. Kyle Gibson
Target Field is the site of the matchup between the Kansas City Royals and the Minnesota Twins on Saturday, September 2, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Ian Kennedy for the Royals and Kyle Gibson for the Twins.
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Kansas City opens at +111 while Minnesota opens at -121. The Royals have a 61-65-6 over/under record and a 63-69-0 run line mark. The Twins are 70-63-0 against the run line and have a 59-65-9 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 61-65-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 63-69-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 59-65-9 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 70-63-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
08/30/17 P Brian Flynn Groin 10-day DL (08/30)
08/26/17 P Danny Duffy Elbow 10-day DL (08/26)
08/19/17 P Neftali Feliz Elbow 10-day DL (08/19)
08/18/17 P Joakim Soria Oblique 10-day DL (08/16)
08/10/17 P Trevor Cahill Shoulder 10-day DL (08/10)
06/26/17 P Nathan Karns Forearm 60-day DL (05/21)
06/02/17 RF Paulo Orlando Shin 60-day DL (06/01)
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
08/24/17 C Jason Castro Concussion 10-day DL (08/24)
08/20/17 3B Miguel Sano Shin 10-day DL (08/21)
08/17/17 LF Robbie Grossman Thumb 10-day DL (08/17)
08/17/17 P Dietrich Enns Shoulder 10-day DL (08/17)
08/08/17 P Adalberto Mejia Arm 10-day DL (08/08)
07/19/17 P Phil Hughes Illness 60-day DL (07/19)
07/06/17 P Hector Santiago Back 10-day DL (07/03)
05/28/17 P Justin Haley Shoulder 10-day DL (05/28)
05/28/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Forearm 60-day DL (03/30)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/22)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 65-67 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ian Kennedy has a 4-10 record with an earned run average of 5.47 and a WHIP of 1.34. He has 112 strikeouts over his 130 innings pitched and he's given up 120 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 438 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 408 hitters and walked 188 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,190 base hits and 588 earned runs. They have allowed 159 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 416 batters and struck out 1,004. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.35.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .256, good for 14th in the league. The Royals hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .290 with an on-base percentage of .354. He has 142 hits this season in 489 at bats with 41 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .434 and an OPS+ of 107. Eric Hosmer is hitting .318 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .382. He has totaled 159 hits and he has driven in 76 men in 500 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .502. The Royals have 1,155 hits, including 202 doubles and 161 home runs. Kansas City has walked 321 times so far this season and they have struck out 982 times as a unit. They have left 828 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.31 runs per contest and have scored a total of 569 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 70-63 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.59, Kyle Gibson has a 8-10 record and a 1.65 WHIP. He has 90 strikeouts over the 122.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 150 hits. He allows 11 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.55 and they have given up 464 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 388 batters and walked 150 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,229 base knocks and 608 earned runs this season. They have given up 188 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 406 hitters and struck out 964 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.75.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 12th in the league. The Twins hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Brian Dozier comes into this matchup batting .263 with an OBP of .350. He has 135 hits this year along with 74 RBI in 513 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .476 with an OPS+ of 118. Eddie Rosario is hitting .293 this season and he has an OBP of .332. He has collected 128 hits in 437 at bats while driving in 59 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .503. The Twins as a unit have 1,173 base hits, including 236 doubles and 162 homers. Minnesota has walked 496 times this year and they have struck out on 1,106 occasions. They have had 959 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They have scored 4.86 runs per game and totaled 646 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Twins -121
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