Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals 5/28/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, May 28, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Lance Lynn vs. Jakob Junis
The Minnesota Twins visit Kauffman Stadium on Monday, May 28, 2018 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Lance Lynn for the Twins and Jakob Junis for the Royals.
The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at -101 and Kansas City at -109. The Twins have a 22-24-1 over/under record and a 28-19-0 run line mark. The Royals are 21-31-0 against the run line and have a 20-29-3 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 22-24-1 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 28-19-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 20-29-3 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 21-31-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
05/19/18 1B Joe Mauer Neck 10-day DL (05/19)
05/06/18 P Ervin Santana Finger 60-day DL (03/29)
05/05/18 C Jason Castro Knee 10-day DL (05/05); is out for season
03/28/18 SS Jorge Polanco Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 06/30 vs Chicago Cubs)
03/26/18 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
05/27/18 P Eric Skoglund Arm 10-day DL (05/26)
05/21/18 3B Cheslor Cuthbert Back 10-day DL (05/16)
05/15/18 1B Lucas Duda Foot 10-day DL (05/14)
04/25/18 P Justin Grimm Back 10-day DL (04/22)
03/30/18 P Nathan Karns Elbow 10-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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 21-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lance Lynn has a 2-4 record with an earned run average of 6.34 and a WHIP of 1.86 this season. He has 45 strikeouts over his 44 innings pitched and he's given up 52 hits. He's allowed 10.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 175 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 177 hitters and walked 65 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 398 base hits and 201 earned runs. They have allowed 61 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 175 batters and struck out 431. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.31.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .238, good for 20th in the league. The Twins hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Max Kepler is hitting .261 with an on-base percentage of .342. He has 43 hits this season in 165 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .491 and an OPS+ of 127. Eddie Rosario is hitting .292 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .314. He has totaled 54 hits and he has driven in 29 men in 185 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .524. The Twins have 383 hits, including 102 doubles and 47 home runs. Minnesota has walked 168 times so far this season and they have struck out 416 times as a unit. They have left 323 men on base and have a team OPS of .703. They score 4.09 runs per contest and have scored a total of 192 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 17-35 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.52, Jakob Junis has a 5-3 record and a 1.09 WHIP. He has 55 strikeouts over the 61.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 54 hits. He's allowing 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.15 and they have given up 183 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 130 batters and walked 67 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 10 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 as a team have surrendered 511 base knocks and 274 earned runs this season. They have given up 77 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 158 hitters and struck out 365 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.83.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 10th in the league. The Royals hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Whit Merrifield comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .360. He has 57 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 198 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .424 with an OPS+ of 116. Mike Moustakas is hitting .277 this season and he has an OBP of .332. He has collected 56 hits in 202 at bats while driving in 33 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .505. The Royals as a unit have 454 base hits, including 89 doubles and 44 homers. Kansas City has walked 149 times this year and they have struck out on 375 occasions. They have had 365 men left on base and have an OPS of .700. They have scored 3.98 runs per game and totaled 207 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Twins -101
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