Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals 9/10/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 10, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Bartolo Colon vs. Jason Vargas
Kauffman Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Minnesota Twins and the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, September 10, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Bartolo Colon for the Twins and Jason Vargas for the Royals.
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Minnesota opens at +115 while Kansas City opens at -125. The Twins have a 64-68-9 over/under record and a 75-66-0 run line mark. The Royals are 66-74-0 against the run line and have a 67-67-6 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 64-68-9 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 75-66-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 67-67-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 66-74-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
08/20/17 3B Miguel Sano Shin 10-day DL (08/21)
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)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
09/08/17 P Ian Kennedy Shoulder "?" for next scheduled start
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 74-67 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Bartolo Colon has a 6-11 record with an earned run average of 6.06 and a WHIP of 1.60. He has 80 strikeouts over his 124.2 innings pitched and he's given up 168 hits. He allows 12.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.50 and they have given up 488 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 410 hitters and walked 157 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.64. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 1,293 base hits and 641 earned runs. They have allowed 197 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 422 batters and struck out 1,006. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.75.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .258, good for 12th in the league. The Twins hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Brian Dozier is hitting .260 with an on-base percentage of .348. He has 140 hits this season in 539 at bats with 81 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .481 and an OPS+ of 118. Eddie Rosario is hitting .285 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .325. He has totaled 131 hits and he has driven in 60 men in 460 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .487. The Twins have 1,233 hits, including 248 doubles and 172 home runs. Minnesota has walked 524 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,156 times as a unit. They have left 1,000 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 4.94 runs per contest and have scored a total of 692 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 69-71 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.23, Jason Vargas has a 14-10 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 113 strikeouts over the 153.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 159 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.34 and they have given up 478 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 437 batters and walked 211 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,266 base knocks and 636 earned runs this season. They have given up 173 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 444 hitters and struck out 1,046 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.45.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 13th in the league. The Royals hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .297 with an OBP of .360. He has 152 hits this year along with 46 RBI in 512 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .443 with an OPS+ of 112. Eric Hosmer is hitting .317 this season and he has an OBP of .384. He has collected 166 hits in 523 at bats while driving in 82 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .501. The Royals as a unit have 1,231 base hits, including 216 doubles and 170 homers. Kansas City has walked 336 times this year and they have struck out on 1,016 occasions. They have had 872 men left on base and have an OPS of .730. They have scored 4.35 runs per game and totaled 605 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Royals -125
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