Kansas City Royals at Minnesota Twins 9/7/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 7, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Heath Fillmyer vs. Stephen Gonsalves
The Kansas City Royals head to Target Field on Friday, September 7, 2018 to take on the Minnesota Twins. The expected starting pitchers are Heath Fillmyer for the Royals and Stephen Gonsalves for the Twins.
The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at +150 and Minnesota at -160. The Royals have a 60-70-9 over/under mark and a 64-75-0 run line record. The Twins are 70-69-0 against the run line and have a 66-69-4 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 60-70-9 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 64-75-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 66-69-4 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 70-69-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
09/05/18 P Danny Duffy Shoulder is out for season
07/31/18 3B Cheslor Cuthbert Back 60-day DL (05/16)
07/11/18 P Ian Kennedy Oblique 10-day DL (07/11)
06/27/18 P Justin Grimm Shoulder 10-day DL (06/24)
06/17/18 LF Jorge Soler Foot 60-day DL (06/16)
05/27/18 P Eric Skoglund Arm 60-day DL (05/26)
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
09/02/18 LF Eddie Rosario Quad is out indefinitely
09/01/18 P Adalberto Mejia Wrist 60-day DL (08/10)
08/19/18 P Ervin Santana Finger 10-day DL (08/19)
07/14/18 P Aaron Slegers Shoulder 10-day DL (07/11)
06/10/18 C Jason Castro Knee is out for season
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 46-93 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Heath Fillmyer has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 4.01 and a WHIP of 1.39 this year. He has 36 strikeouts over his 58.1 innings pitched and he's given up 55 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.17 and they have given up 494 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .272 against the bullpen and they've struck out 379 hitters and walked 211 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.11. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,322 base hits and 695 earned runs. They have allowed 181 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 484 batters and struck out 1,006. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.48 and their FIP as a unit is 4.74.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .244, good for 21st in the league. The Royals hold a .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Salvador Perez is hitting .235 with an on-base percentage of .274. He has 102 hits this season in 434 at bats with 65 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .438 and an OPS+ of 92. Whit Merrifield is hitting .304 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 162 hits and he has driven in 51 men in 533 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .437. The Royals have 1,146 hits, including 234 doubles and 131 home runs. Kansas City has walked 361 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,117 times as a unit. They have left 911 men on base and have a team OPS of .690. They score 3.81 runs per contest and have scored a total of 530 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 63-76 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 9.90, Stephen Gonsalves has a 0-2 record and a 2.90 WHIP this season. He has 5 strikeouts over the 10 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 19 hits. He allows 17.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 8.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.59 and they have given up 530 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 514 batters and walked 175 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,253 base knocks and 638 earned runs this season. They have given up 182 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 482 hitters and struck out 1,186 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.49.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 19th in the league. The Twins hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Max Kepler comes into this matchup batting .226 with an OBP of .318. He has 105 hits this year along with 47 RBI in 464 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .416 with an OPS+ of 98. Joe Mauer is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 112 hits in 406 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .374. The Twins as a unit have 1,154 base hits, including 267 doubles and 148 homers. Minnesota has walked 458 times this year and they have struck out on 1,169 occasions. They have had 928 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4.37 runs per game and totaled 608 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Twins -160
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