Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals 9/14/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 14, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Berrios vs. Jorge Lopez
The Minnesota Twins visit Kauffman Stadium on Friday, September 14, 2018 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Jose Berrios for the Twins and Jorge Lopez for the Royals.
The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at -151 and Kansas City at +141. The Twins have a 69-72-4 over/under record and a 74-71-0 run line mark. The Royals are 66-79-0 against the run line and have a 61-74-10 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 69-72-4 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 74-71-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 61-74-10 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 66-79-0 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 67-78 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Berrios has a 11-11 record with an earned run average of 3.83 and a WHIP of 1.14 this season. He has 176 strikeouts over his 173.2 innings pitched and he's given up 147 hits. He's allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.62 and they have given up 553 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen and they've struck out 536 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 4.61. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 1,292 base hits and 662 earned runs. They have allowed 186 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 514 batters and struck out 1,230. 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 4.49.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .244, good for 18th in the league. The Twins hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Max Kepler is hitting .231 with an on-base percentage of .324. He has 111 hits this season in 481 at bats with 50 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .420 and an OPS+ of 101. Joe Mauer is hitting .274 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 117 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 427 at bats. His OPS+ is 97 while his slugging percentage is at .375. The Twins have 1,204 hits, including 277 doubles and 151 home runs. Minnesota has walked 476 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,204 times as a unit. They have left 963 men on base and have a team OPS of .715. They score 4.39 runs per contest and have scored a total of 637 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 49-96 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.72, Jorge Lopez has a 2-4 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He has 37 strikeouts over the 48.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 40 hits. He's allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.12 and they have given up 511 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 396 batters and walked 222 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 5.05. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,363 base knocks and 718 earned runs this season. They have given up 187 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 506 hitters and struck out 1,048 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 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 21st in the league. The Royals hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Salvador Perez comes into this matchup batting .233 with an OBP of .272. He has 105 hits this year along with 68 RBI in 451 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .437 with an OPS+ of 91. Whit Merrifield is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .365. He has collected 169 hits in 560 at bats while driving in 54 runs. He has an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .436. The Royals as a unit have 1,191 base hits, including 244 doubles and 135 homers. Kansas City has walked 388 times this year and they have struck out on 1,164 occasions. They have had 951 men left on base and have an OPS of .690. They have scored 3.81 runs per game and totaled 553 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Twins -151
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