Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals 5/29/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Gibson vs. Danny Duffy
The Minnesota Twins visit Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Kyle Gibson for the Twins and Danny Duffy for the Royals.
The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at -115 and Kansas City at +105. The Twins have a 22-25-1 over/under record and a 28-20-0 run line mark. The Royals are 22-31-0 against the run line and have a 20-30-3 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 22-25-1 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 28-20-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 20-30-3 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 22-31-0 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 21-27 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Gibson has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 4.02 and a WHIP of 1.30 this season. He has 58 strikeouts over his 56 innings pitched and he's given up 46 hits. He's allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have given up 178 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the bullpen and they've struck out 178 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 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 409 base hits and 204 earned runs. They have allowed 62 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 176 batters and struck out 440. They have walked 3.6 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 4.29.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .236, good for 21st in the league. The Twins hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Max Kepler is hitting .254 with an on-base percentage of .335. He has 43 hits this season in 169 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .479 and an OPS+ of 123. Eddie Rosario is hitting .298 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .320. He has totaled 56 hits and he has driven in 29 men in 188 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .527. The Twins have 387 hits, including 104 doubles and 47 home runs. Minnesota has walked 168 times so far this season and they have struck out 418 times as a unit. They have left 325 men on base and have a team OPS of .696. They score 4.02 runs per contest and have scored a total of 193 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 18-35 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.14, Danny Duffy has a 2-6 record and a 1.60 WHIP. He has 50 strikeouts over the 58.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 67 hits. He's allowing 10.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.19 and they have given up 188 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 131 batters and walked 68 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.29. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 520 base knocks and 277 earned runs this season. They have given up 79 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 161 hitters and struck out 376 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 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 11th in the league. The Royals hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Whit Merrifield comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .362. He has 58 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 201 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .423 with an OPS+ of 117. 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 463 base hits, including 89 doubles and 46 homers. Kansas City has walked 152 times this year and they have struck out on 377 occasions. They have had 370 men left on base and have an OPS of .701. They have scored 4 runs per game and totaled 212 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Twins -115
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