Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals 9/7/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, September 7, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Gibson vs. Sam Gaviglio
The Minnesota Twins visit Kauffman Stadium on Thursday, September 7, 2017 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Kyle Gibson for the Twins and Sam Gaviglio for the Royals.
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The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at -107 and Kansas City at -103. The Twins have a 62-67-9 over/under record and a 72-66-0 run line mark. The Royals are 65-72-0 against the run line and have a 65-66-6 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 62-67-9 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 72-66-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 65-66-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 65-72-0 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
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)
06/02/17 RF Paulo Orlando Shin 60-day DL (06/01)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 71-67 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Gibson has a 9-10 record with an earned run average of 5.33 and a WHIP of 1.61. He has 95 strikeouts over his 128.1 innings pitched and he's given up 155 hits. He allows 10.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.57 and they have given up 480 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 400 hitters and walked 155 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.65. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 1,276 base hits and 633 earned runs. They have allowed 194 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 417 batters and struck out 997. 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 4.74.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .257, good for 13th in the league. The Twins hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Brian Dozier is hitting .262 with an on-base percentage of .350. He has 139 hits this season in 531 at bats with 79 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .480 and an OPS+ of 119. Eddie Rosario is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .326. He has totaled 130 hits and he has driven in 60 men in 455 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .490. The Twins have 1,210 hits, including 243 doubles and 169 home runs. Minnesota has walked 516 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,138 times as a unit. They have left 985 men on base and have a team OPS of .759. They score 4.91 runs per contest and have scored a total of 678 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 68-69 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.62, Sam Gaviglio has a 3-5 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 40 strikeouts over the 62.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 63 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 464 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 426 batters and walked 205 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 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.65. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,245 base knocks and 630 earned runs this season. They have given up 171 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 436 hitters and struck out 1,030 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 .257, good for 14th in the league. The Royals hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .297 with an OBP of .360. He has 150 hits this year along with 45 RBI in 505 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .446 with an OPS+ of 111. Eric Hosmer is hitting .317 this season and he has an OBP of .383. He has collected 163 hits in 515 at bats while driving in 80 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .501. The Royals as a unit have 1,204 base hits, including 208 doubles and 168 homers. Kansas City has walked 332 times this year and they have struck out on 1,011 occasions. They have had 861 men left on base and have an OPS of .726. They have scored 4.31 runs per game and totaled 590 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Twins -107
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