Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals 5/30/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Fernando Romero vs. Brad Keller
The Minnesota Twins visit Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Fernando Romero for the Twins and Brad Keller for the Royals.
The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at -135 and Kansas City at +125. The Twins have a 23-25-1 over/under record and a 29-20-0 run line mark. The Royals are 22-32-0 against the run line and have a 21-30-3 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 23-25-1 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 29-20-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 21-30-3 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 22-32-0 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 22-27 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Fernando Romero has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 1.88 and a WHIP of 1.12 this season. He has 29 strikeouts over his 28.2 innings pitched and he's given up 19 hits. He's allowed 6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 185 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen and they've struck out 181 hitters and walked 65 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.2. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 422 base hits and 208 earned runs. They have allowed 63 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 179 batters and struck out 448. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.30.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .238, good for 21st 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 19th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Max Kepler is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .337. He has 45 hits this season in 174 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .494 and an OPS+ of 127. Eddie Rosario is hitting .297 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .322. He has totaled 57 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 192 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .526. The Twins have 399 hits, including 107 doubles and 48 home runs. Minnesota has walked 173 times so far this season and they have struck out 428 times as a unit. They have left 335 men on base and have a team OPS of .701. They score 4.1 runs per contest and have scored a total of 201 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 18-36 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.01, Brad Keller has a 1-1 record and a 1.08 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 22.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 17 hits. He's allowing 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.36 and they have given up 194 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .277 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 134 batters and walked 69 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 10 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 5.34. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 532 base knocks and 285 earned runs this season. They have given up 80 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 166 hitters and struck out 386 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 .256, good for 8th in the league. The Royals hold a .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Whit Merrifield comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .363. He has 59 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 205 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .420 with an OPS+ of 116. Mike Moustakas is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .329. He has collected 57 hits in 207 at bats while driving in 35 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .502. The Royals as a unit have 476 base hits, including 93 doubles and 47 homers. Kansas City has walked 155 times this year and they have struck out on 385 occasions. They have had 382 men left on base and have an OPS of .705. They have scored 4.02 runs per game and totaled 217 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Twins -135
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