Kansas City Royals at Minnesota Twins 9/3/2017 Free MLB Pick and Parlay
Sunday, September 3, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Ian Kennedy vs. Ervin Santana
The Kansas City Royals visit Target Field on Sunday, September 3, 2017 to play the Minnesota Twins. The probable starters are Ian Kennedy for the Royals and Ervin Santana for the Twins.
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The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +142 and Minnesota at -152. The Royals have a 62-65-6 over/under record and a 64-69-0 run line mark. The Twins are 70-64-0 against the run line and have a 60-65-9 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 62-65-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 64-69-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 60-65-9 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 70-64-0 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)
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 60-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 66-67 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 5.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.07 and they have given up 440 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 411 hitters and walked 190 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,199 base hits and 592 earned runs. They have allowed 160 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 418 batters and struck out 1,010. 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 .417 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 .289 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 143 hits this season in 494 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .431 and an OPS+ of 106. Eric Hosmer is hitting .318 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .384. He has totaled 160 hits and he has driven in 76 men in 503 at bats. His OPS+ is 132 while his slugging percentage is at .501. The Royals have 1,167 hits, including 205 doubles and 163 home runs. Kansas City has walked 324 times so far this season and they have struck out 990 times as a unit. They have left 834 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 576 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 70-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.27, Ervin Santana has a 14-7 record and a 1.14 WHIP. He has 146 strikeouts over the 176 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 143 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.53 and they have given up 470 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 394 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 4.65. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,241 base knocks and 615 earned runs this season. They have given up 190 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 409 hitters and struck out 972 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.76.
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 .265 with an OBP of .352. He has 137 hits this year along with 74 RBI in 517 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .478 with an OPS+ of 119. Eddie Rosario is hitting .290 this season and he has an OBP of .328. He has collected 128 hits in 442 at bats while driving in 59 runs. He has an OPS+ of 117 and a slugging percentage of .498. The Twins as a unit have 1,182 base hits, including 239 doubles and 163 homers. Minnesota has walked 498 times this year and they have struck out on 1,112 occasions. They have had 966 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They have scored 4.87 runs per game and totaled 652 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Twins -152 and over 9.5 total runs
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