Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals 9/16/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Sunday, September 16, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Gibson vs. Jakob Junis
The Minnesota Twins visit Kauffman Stadium on Sunday, September 16, 2018 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Kyle Gibson for the Twins and Jakob Junis for the Royals.
The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at -105 and Kansas City at -105. The Twins have a 71-72-4 over/under record and a 74-73-0 run line mark. The Royals are 68-79-0 against the run line and have a 63-74-10 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 71-72-4 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 74-73-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 63-74-10 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 68-79-0 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
09/14/18 P Jorge Lopez Ribs left last game, is questionable for next start
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 67-80 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Gibson has a 7-13 record with an earned run average of 3.67 and a WHIP of 1.30 this year. He has 163 strikeouts over his 176.2 innings pitched and he's given up 156 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.71 and they have given up 567 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the bullpen and they've struck out 543 hitters and walked 199 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 1,311 base hits and 674 earned runs. They have allowed 190 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 526 batters and struck out 1,247. 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 4.51.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .245, 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 .229 with an on-base percentage of .322. He has 112 hits this season in 489 at bats with 50 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .415 and an OPS+ of 99. Joe Mauer is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 119 hits and he has driven in 44 men in 433 at bats. His OPS+ is 97 while his slugging percentage is at .376. The Twins have 1,224 hits, including 281 doubles and 152 home runs. Minnesota has walked 480 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,216 times as a unit. They have left 979 men on base and have a team OPS of .714. They score 4.39 runs per contest and have scored a total of 645 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 51-96 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.28, Jakob Junis has a 8-12 record and a 1.23 WHIP this year. He has 150 strikeouts over the 162 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 159 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 4.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.08 and they have given up 517 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 401 batters and walked 225 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.03. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,383 base knocks and 726 earned runs this season. They have given up 188 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 510 hitters and struck out 1,060 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.70.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 20th in the league. The Royals hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Salvador Perez comes into this matchup batting .237 with an OBP of .275. He has 109 hits this year along with 75 RBI in 460 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .452 with an OPS+ of 96. Whit Merrifield is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 171 hits in 567 at bats while driving in 56 runs. He has an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .434. The Royals as a unit have 1,210 base hits, including 249 doubles and 139 homers. Kansas City has walked 400 times this year and they have struck out on 1,181 occasions. They have had 968 men left on base and have an OPS of .694. They have scored 3.86 runs per game and totaled 567 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Twins -105 and over 8.5 total runs
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