Friday, April 28, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Gibson vs. Ian Kennedy
The Minnesota Twins visit Kauffman Stadium on Friday, April 28, 2017 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Kyle Gibson for the Twins and Ian Kennedy for the Royals.
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The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +120 and Kansas City at -130. The Twins have a 6-12-3 over/under record and a 11-10-0 run line mark. The Royals are 8-13-0 against the run line and have a 6-13-2 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 6-12-3 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 11-10-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 6-13-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 8-13-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
04/23/17 P Justin Haley Bicep 10-day DL (4/23)
04/03/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 SS Ehire Adrianza Oblique 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (4/2)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Arm 60-day DL
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
04/02/17 3B Hunter Dozier Oblique 60-day DL (4/2)
04/02/17 LF Jorge Soler Oblique 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Brian Flynn Ribs 60-day DL
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 10-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Gibson has a 0-3 record with an earned run average of 9.00 and a WHIP of 1.94. He has 12 strikeouts over his 17 innings pitched and he's given up 26 hits. He allows 13.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 64 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen and they've struck out 62 hitters and walked 29 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 164 base hits and 80 earned runs. They have allowed 22 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 66 batters and struck out 146. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.25.
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As a team Minnesota is hitting .239, good for 18th in the league. The Twins hold a .374 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Jorge Polanco is hitting .257 with an on-base percentage of .325. He has 18 hits this season in 70 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .371 and an OPS+ of 98. Max Kepler is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 19 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 69 at bats. His OPS+ is 132 while his slugging percentage is at .478. The Twins have 166 hits, including 36 doubles and 18 home runs. Minnesota has walked 95 times so far this season and they have struck out 159 times as a unit. They have left 155 men on base and have a team OPS of .705. They score 4.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 88 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 7-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.08, Ian Kennedy has a 0-2 record and a 1.04 WHIP. He has 22 strikeouts over the 26 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 15 hits. He allows 5.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.83 and they have given up 61 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 50 batters and walked 38 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 169 base knocks and 84 earned runs this season. They have given up 18 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 81 hitters and struck out 155 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 3.96.
As a team, they are batting .203, good for 30th in the league. The Royals hold a .320 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .266, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 6.7 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .402. He has 20 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 72 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .333 with an OPS+ of 110. Salvador Perez is hitting .233 this season and he has an OBP of .260. He has collected 17 hits in 73 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 96 and a slugging percentage of .452. The Royals as a unit have 141 base hits, including 17 doubles and 20 homers. Kansas City has walked 54 times this year and they have struck out on 176 occasions. They have had 128 men left on base and have an OPS of .587. They have scored 2.57 runs per game and totaled 54 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Twins +120
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