Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals 9/13/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, September 13, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Stephen Gonsalves vs. Heath Fillmyer
Kauffman Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Minnesota Twins and the Kansas City Royals on Thursday, September 13, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Stephen Gonsalves for the Twins and Heath Fillmyer for the Royals.
Minnesota opens at -121 while Kansas City opens at +111. The Twins have a 69-71-4 over/under record and a 73-71-0 run line mark. The Royals are 66-78-0 against the run line and have a 61-73-10 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 69-71-4 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 73-71-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 61-73-10 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 66-78-0 against the run line
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)
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)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 66-78 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Stephen Gonsalves has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 11.68 and a WHIP of 3.00 this year. He has 6 strikeouts over his 12.1 innings pitched and he's given up 24 hits. He's allowed 17.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 7.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.63 and they have given up 552 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen and they've struck out 534 hitters and walked 191 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9 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 collectively have given up 1,290 base hits and 661 earned runs. They have allowed 186 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 511 batters and struck out 1,223. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.50.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .244, good for 18th in the league. The Twins hold a .402 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 game. Joe Mauer is hitting .272 with an on-base percentage of .343. He has 115 hits this season in 423 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .374 and an OPS+ of 96. Max Kepler is hitting .228 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .322. He has totaled 109 hits and he has driven in 49 men in 478 at bats. His OPS+ is 99 while his slugging percentage is at .416. The Twins have 1,197 hits, including 274 doubles and 151 home runs. Minnesota has walked 476 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,196 times as a unit. They have left 960 men on base and have a team OPS of .715. They score 4.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 634 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 49-95 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.75, Heath Fillmyer has a 2-1 record and a 1.48 WHIP this season. He has 37 strikeouts over the 60.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 61 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.16 and they have given up 506 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 388 batters and walked 218 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.6 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 5.07. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,356 base knocks and 714 earned runs this season. They have given up 185 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 500 hitters and struck out 1,037 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.72.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 22nd in the league. The Royals hold a .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Whit Merrifield comes into this matchup batting .303 with an OBP of .366. He has 168 hits this year along with 54 RBI in 555 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .436 with an OPS+ of 120. Salvador Perez is hitting .233 this season and he has an OBP of .273. He has collected 104 hits in 446 at bats while driving in 68 runs. He has an OPS+ of 91 and a slugging percentage of .437. The Royals as a unit have 1,184 base hits, including 241 doubles and 135 homers. Kansas City has walked 380 times this year and they have struck out on 1,152 occasions. They have had 943 men left on base and have an OPS of .691. They have scored 3.83 runs per game and totaled 551 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Royals +111
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