Sunday, July 2, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Hector Santiago vs. Matt Strahm
The Minnesota Twins visit Kauffman Stadium on Sunday, July 2, 2017 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Hector Santiago for the Twins and Matt Strahm for the Royals.
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The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at -105 and Kansas City at -105. The Twins have a 33-40-5 over/under record and a 40-38-0 run line mark. The Royals are 40-38-0 against the run line and have a 36-38-4 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 33-40-5 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 40-38-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 36-38-4 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 40-38-0 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 40-38 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Hector Santiago has a 4-7 record with an earned run average of 5.37 and a WHIP of 1.43. He has 49 strikeouts over his 67 innings pitched and he's given up 66 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.85 and they have given up 295 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the bullpen and they've struck out 220 hitters and walked 105 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.79. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 722 base hits and 371 earned runs. They have allowed 116 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 271 batters and struck out 544. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 5.06.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .249, good for 20th in the league. The Twins hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Miguel Sano is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .372. He has 70 hits this season in 259 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .537 and an OPS+ of 138. Joe Mauer is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 73 hits and he has driven in 30 men in 255 at bats. His OPS+ is 102 while his slugging percentage is at .400. The Twins have 663 hits, including 134 doubles and 94 home runs. Minnesota has walked 288 times so far this season and they have struck out 653 times as a unit. They have left 554 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 4.47 runs per contest and have scored a total of 349 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 39-39 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.61, Matt Strahm has a 2-5 record and a 1.46 WHIP. He has 37 strikeouts over the 33.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 29 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.36 and they have given up 259 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 244 batters and walked 112 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 686 base knocks and 326 earned runs this season. They have given up 87 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 256 hitters and struck out 598 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.25.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 21st in the league. The Royals hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Mike Moustakas comes into this matchup batting .271 with an OBP of .309. He has 76 hits this year along with 48 RBI in 280 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .546 with an OPS+ of 120. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 81 hits in 286 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .451. The Royals as a unit have 651 base hits, including 122 doubles and 92 homers. Kansas City has walked 187 times this year and they have struck out on 586 occasions. They have had 481 men left on base and have an OPS of .705. They have scored 4.03 runs per game and totaled 314 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Royals -105
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