Sunday, April 30, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Ervin Santana vs. Jason Vargas
The Minnesota Twins head to Kauffman Stadium on Sunday, April 30, 2017 to take on the Kansas City Royals. The expected starting pitchers are Ervin Santana for the Twins and Jason Vargas for the Royals.
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The odds for this matchup have Minnesota at +114 and Kansas City at -124. The Twins have a 7-12-3 over/under mark and a 12-10-0 run line record. The Royals are 8-14-0 against the run line and have a 7-13-2 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 7-12-3 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 12-10-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 7-13-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 8-14-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
04/28/17 P Hector Santiago Personal out indefinitely
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 11-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ervin Santana has a 4-0 record with an earned run average of 0.77 and a WHIP of 0.66. He has 26 strikeouts over his 35 innings pitched and he's given up 13 hits. He allows 3.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.17 and they have given up 67 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 63 hitters and walked 29 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.8 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 172 base hits and 84 earned runs. They have allowed 24 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 69 batters and struck out 148. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.38.
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As a team Minnesota is hitting .237, good for 23rd in the league. The Twins hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Jorge Polanco is hitting .243 with an on-base percentage of .310. He has 18 hits this season in 74 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .351 and an OPS+ of 89. Max Kepler is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .354. He has totaled 20 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 72 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .472. The Twins have 173 hits, including 38 doubles and 19 home runs. Minnesota has walked 98 times so far this season and they have struck out 169 times as a unit. They have left 159 men on base and have a team OPS of .701. They score 4.27 runs per contest and have scored a total of 94 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 7-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.40, Jason Vargas has a 3-1 record and a 0.90 WHIP. He has 28 strikeouts over the 25.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 21 hits. He allows 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.91 and they have given up 65 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 54 batters and walked 39 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.07. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 175 base knocks and 89 earned runs this season. They have given up 19 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 84 hitters and struck out 165 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 3.96.
As a team, they are batting .205, good for 30th in the league. The Royals hold a .326 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .268, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 6.8 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .396. He has 21 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 76 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .329 with an OPS+ of 107. Salvador Perez is hitting .247 this season and he has an OBP of .272. He has collected 19 hits in 77 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .506. The Royals as a unit have 149 base hits, including 18 doubles and 22 homers. Kansas City has walked 57 times this year and they have struck out on 178 occasions. They have had 134 men left on base and have an OPS of .594. They have scored 2.64 runs per game and totaled 58 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Twins +114
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