Kansas City Royals at Minnesota Twins 9/9/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Sunday, September 9, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Ian Kennedy vs. Zack Littell
The Kansas City Royals visit Target Field on Sunday, September 9, 2018 to play the Minnesota Twins. The probable starters are Ian Kennedy for the Royals and Zack Littell for the Twins.
The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +110 and Minnesota at -120. The Royals have a 61-70-9 over/under record and a 64-76-0 run line mark. The Twins are 71-69-0 against the run line and have a 67-69-4 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 61-70-9 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 64-76-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 67-69-4 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 71-69-0 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
09/01/18 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 46-94 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ian Kennedy has a 1-8 record with an earned run average of 5.13 and a WHIP of 1.44 this year. He has 87 strikeouts over his 94.2 innings pitched and he's given up 102 hits. He allows 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.17 and they have given up 500 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .272 against the bullpen and they've struck out 381 hitters and walked 215 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.8 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 5.15. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,334 base hits and 704 earned runs. They have allowed 182 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 491 batters and struck out 1,009. 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 4.75.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .244, good for 21st in the league. The Royals hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Whit Merrifield is hitting .303 with an on-base percentage of .368. He has 163 hits this season in 538 at bats with 51 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .435 and an OPS+ of 120. Salvador Perez is hitting .235 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .273. He has totaled 103 hits and he has driven in 68 men in 439 at bats. His OPS+ is 92 while his slugging percentage is at .442. The Royals have 1,156 hits, including 236 doubles and 132 home runs. Kansas City has walked 368 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,123 times as a unit. They have left 921 men on base and have a team OPS of .691. They score 3.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 536 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 64-76 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 11.05, Zack Littell has a 0-2 record and a 2.73 WHIP this year. He has 5 strikeouts over the 7.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 13 hits. He allows 16 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 9.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.55 and they have given up 535 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 519 batters and walked 179 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 4.64. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,263 base knocks and 644 earned runs this season. They have given up 183 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 489 hitters and struck out 1,192 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 .245, good for 17th in the league. The Twins hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Joe Mauer comes into this matchup batting .273 with an OBP of .345. He has 112 hits this year along with 39 RBI in 410 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .371 with an OPS+ of 95. Max Kepler is hitting .226 this season and he has an OBP of .318. He has collected 106 hits in 468 at bats while driving in 48 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .415. The Twins as a unit have 1,166 base hits, including 268 doubles and 149 homers. Minnesota has walked 465 times this year and they have struck out on 1,172 occasions. They have had 937 men left on base and have an OPS of .718. They have scored 4.41 runs per game and totaled 618 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Royals +110 and over 9 total runs
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