Kansas City Royals at Minnesota Twins 7/9/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, July 9, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Duffy vs. Jose Berrios
The Kansas City Royals head to Target Field on Monday, July 9, 2018 to take on the Minnesota Twins. The expected starting pitchers are Danny Duffy for the Royals and Jose Berrios for the Twins.
The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at +170 and Minnesota at -180. The Royals have a 35-49-4 over/under mark and a 35-53-0 run line record. The Twins are 47-39-0 against the run line and have a 40-43-3 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 35-49-4 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 35-53-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 40-43-3 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 47-39-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
07/06/18 P Blaine Boyer Back 60-day DL (05/29)
07/03/18 P Ian Kennedy Oblique 10-day DL (06/30)
06/27/18 P Justin Grimm Shoulder 10-day DL (06/24)
06/17/18 LF Jorge Soler Foot 10-day DL (06/16)
05/27/18 P Eric Skoglund Arm 60-day DL (05/26)
05/21/18 3B Cheslor Cuthbert Back 10-day DL (05/16)
03/30/18 P Nathan Karns Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 CF Bubba Starling Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jesse Hahn Elbow 60-day DL (03/06)
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
07/03/18 SS Ehire Adrianza Hamstring 10-day DL (07/03)
06/29/18 SS Taylor Motter Concussion 7-day DL (06/29)
06/10/18 C Jason Castro Knee is out for season
05/31/18 CF Byron Buxton Toe 10-day DL (05/30)
05/06/18 P Ervin Santana Finger 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 25-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Danny Duffy has a 4-8 record with an earned run average of 5.19 and a WHIP of 1.50 this year. He has 86 strikeouts over his 100.2 innings pitched and he's given up 103 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.28 and they have given up 305 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the bullpen and they've struck out 221 hitters and walked 133 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.34. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 847 base hits and 465 earned runs. They have allowed 126 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 308 batters and struck out 616. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.48 and their FIP as a unit is 4.94.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .237, good for 25th in the league. The Royals hold a .363 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Whit Merrifield is hitting .293 with an on-base percentage of .362. He has 96 hits this season in 328 at bats with 28 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .415 and an OPS+ of 115. Mike Moustakas is hitting .258 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .313. He has totaled 84 hits and he has driven in 56 men in 326 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .475. The Royals have 709 hits, including 145 doubles and 70 home runs. Kansas City has walked 225 times so far this season and they have struck out 670 times as a unit. They have left 583 men on base and have a team OPS of .661. They score 3.48 runs per contest and have scored a total of 306 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 38-48 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.54, Jose Berrios has a 8-7 record and a 1.00 WHIP this season. He has 114 strikeouts over the 114.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 88 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 326 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 318 batters and walked 98 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.37. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 759 base knocks and 377 earned runs this season. They have given up 108 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 296 hitters and struck out 772 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 22nd in the league. The Twins hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Eduardo Escobar comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .327. He has 85 hits this year along with 50 RBI in 315 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .517 with an OPS+ of 129. Eddie Rosario is hitting .306 this season and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 104 hits in 340 at bats while driving in 53 runs. He has an OPS+ of 142 and a slugging percentage of .544. The Twins as a unit have 698 base hits, including 184 doubles and 88 homers. Minnesota has walked 290 times this year and they have struck out on 719 occasions. They have had 568 men left on base and have an OPS of .706. They have scored 4.26 runs per game and totaled 366 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals +170
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