Friday, June 30, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Ervin Santana vs. Jason Vargas
Kauffman Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Minnesota Twins and the Kansas City Royals on Friday, June 30, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Ervin Santana for the Twins and Jason Vargas for the Royals.
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Minnesota opens at +107 while Kansas City opens at -117. The Twins have a 32-39-5 over/under record and a 40-36-0 run line mark. The Royals are 39-37-0 against the run line and have a 34-38-4 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 32-39-5 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 40-36-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 34-38-4 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 39-37-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
06/29/17 P Craig Breslow Ribs 10-day DL (06/28)
06/23/17 SS Ehire Adrianza Abdominal 10-day DL (06/23)
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)
05/21/17 P Phil Hughes Bicep 10-day DL (05/22)
03/31/17 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (04/02)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/22)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
06/26/17 P Nathan Karns Arm 60-day DL (05/21)
06/02/17 RF Paulo Orlando Shin 60-day DL (06/01)
05/29/17 P Danny Duffy Oblique 10-day DL (05/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 40-36 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ervin Santana has a 10-4 record with an earned run average of 2.80 and a WHIP of 1.05. He has 81 strikeouts over his 106 innings pitched and he's given up 75 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.90 and they have given up 289 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the bullpen and they've struck out 218 hitters and walked 104 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.83. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 695 base hits and 361 earned runs. They have allowed 112 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 264 batters and struck out 528. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 5.06.
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As a team Minnesota is hitting .251, good for 20th in the league. The Twins hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Miguel Sano is hitting .273 with an on-base percentage of .374. He has 68 hits this season in 249 at bats with 52 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .546 and an OPS+ of 140. Joe Mauer is hitting .283 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .354. He has totaled 69 hits and he has driven in 29 men in 244 at bats. His OPS+ is 100 while his slugging percentage is at .398. The Twins have 646 hits, including 129 doubles and 93 home runs. Minnesota has walked 280 times so far this season and they have struck out 627 times as a unit. They have left 537 men on base and have a team OPS of .742. They score 4.55 runs per contest and have scored a total of 341 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 38-38 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.29, Jason Vargas has a 11-3 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 70 strikeouts over the 94.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 87 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 256 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 240 batters and walked 111 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.25. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 667 base knocks and 316 earned runs this season. They have given up 82 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 247 hitters and struck out 580 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.21.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 22nd in the league. The Royals hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Mike Moustakas comes into this matchup batting .268 with an OBP of .304. He has 72 hits this year along with 46 RBI in 269 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .528 with an OPS+ of 114. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .284 this season and he has an OBP of .357. He has collected 78 hits in 275 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .455. The Royals as a unit have 620 base hits, including 115 doubles and 88 homers. Kansas City has walked 181 times this year and they have struck out on 569 occasions. They have had 466 men left on base and have an OPS of .700. They have scored 3.93 runs per game and totaled 295 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Royals -117
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