Kansas City Royals at Minnesota Twins MLB Parlay 9/20/2019
Friday, September 20, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Eric Skoglund vs. Devin Smeltzer
Target Field is the venue where Jorge Polanco and the Minnesota Twins (93-59, 1st in AL Central) will take on the Kansas City Royals (56-97, 4th in AL Central) on Friday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Royals priced at +178 and the Twins are at -190. The O/U opens at 9.
The Royals have been pretty good for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 56-97-0 SU. Minnesota is covering 61.2% of the time, going 93-59-0 straight up.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Royals have been a less than ideal Under pick for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 77-70-6.
Kansas City is covering 35.1% of the time as the away team, having gone 27-50-0 straight up.
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Twins cover 55.8% of the time at Target Field, going 43-34-0 SU.
The Twins have been a less than ideal Under pick for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 76-69-7.
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Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
9/18/2019 Jake Junis SP Rest
9/12/2019 Kelvin Gutierrez 3B Toe Out for the season
8/31/2019 Trevor Oaks SP Hip Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
8/29/2019 Brad Keller SP Rest Out for the season
3/11/2019 Salvador Perez C Elbow Out for the season
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
9/18/2019 Max Kepler RF Shoulder
9/14/2019 Sam Dyson RP Biceps Out for the season
9/12/2019 Ehire Adrianza SS Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/10/2019 Byron Buxton CF Shoulder Out for the season
9/1/2019 Sean Poppen RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 56-97 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Eric Skoglund has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 8.36 and a WHIP of 1.79 this season. He has 2 strikeouts over his 14 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He's allowed 11.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 7.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.06 and they have given up 566 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the bullpen and they've struck out 509 hitters and walked 249 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.12. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,437 base hits and 767 earned runs. They have allowed 205 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 549 batters and struck out 1,171. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.85.
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As a team Kansas City is hitting .244, good for 24th in the league. The Royals hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Whit Merrifield is hitting .303 with an on-base percentage of .351. He has 195 hits this season in 643 at bats with 74 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .467 and an OPS+ of 112. Hunter Dozier is hitting .283 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 138 hits and he has driven in 82 men in 487 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .538. The Royals have 1,269 hits, including 258 doubles and 156 home runs. Kansas City has walked 428 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,312 times as a unit. They have left 989 men on base and have a team OPS of .705. They score 4.2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 642 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 93-59 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.77, Devin Smeltzer has a 1-2 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He has 33 strikeouts over the 43 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 40 hits. He's allowing 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 532 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 561 batters and walked 170 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,368 base knocks and 639 earned runs this season. They have given up 192 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 424 hitters and struck out 1,359 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.10.
As a team, they are batting .270, good for 3rd in the league. The Twins hold a .493 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.6 hits per contest. Jorge Polanco comes into this matchup batting .300 with an OBP of .361. He has 180 hits this year along with 78 RBI in 600 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .492 with an OPS+ of 124. Eddie Rosario is hitting .277 this season and he has an OBP of .300. He has collected 147 hits in 530 at bats while driving in 101 runs. He has an OPS+ of 107 and a slugging percentage of .502. The Twins as a unit have 1,454 base hits, including 298 doubles and 289 homers. Minnesota has walked 493 times this year and they have struck out on 1,265 occasions. They have had 1,053 men left on base and have an OPS of .831. They have scored 5.77 runs per game and totaled 877 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Royals and over the total runs
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