Kansas City Royals at Minnesota Twins MLB Parlay 9/21/2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Glenn Sparkman vs. Jose Berrios
Target Field is the site where Eddie Rosario and the Minnesota Twins (94-59, 1st in AL Central) will play the Kansas City Royals (56-98, 4th in AL Central) on Saturday. The Twins open this game at -330 while the Royals are coming in at +290. The O/U is set at 10.
The Royals have been inconsistent for bettors, having gone 56-98-0 SU. Minnesota is covering 61.4% of the time, going 94-59-0 straight up.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Royals have been a decent Over play for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 78-70-6.
Kansas City is covering 34.6% of the time as a visitor, having gone 27-51-0 straight up.
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Twins are covering 56.4% of the time at Target Field, going 44-34-0 SU.
The Twins have been a decent Over play for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 77-69-7.
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
9/18/2019 Jake Junis SP Rest Out for the season
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
9/19/2019 Max Kepler RF Shoulder Probable for Sep 20
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 56-98 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Glenn Sparkman has a 4-11 record with an earned run average of 6.02 and a WHIP of 1.50 this season. He has 73 strikeouts over his 127 innings pitched and he's given up 152 hits. He's allowed 10.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.07 and they have given up 569 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the bullpen and they've struck out 513 hitters and walked 253 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.14. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,447 base hits and 775 earned runs. They have allowed 209 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 554 batters and struck out 1,178. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.48 and their FIP as a unit is 4.88.
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As a team Kansas City is hitting .245, good for 23rd in the league. The Royals hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Hunter Dozier is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .351. He has 138 hits this season in 492 at bats with 82 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .533 and an OPS+ of 127. Whit Merrifield is hitting .303 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 196 hits and he has driven in 74 men in 647 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .465. The Royals have 1,279 hits, including 259 doubles and 156 home runs. Kansas City has walked 434 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,323 times as a unit. They have left 999 men on base and have a team OPS of .705. They score 4.2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 647 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 94-59 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.58, Jose Berrios has a 13-8 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 181 strikeouts over the 188.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 180 hits. He's allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.18 and they have given up 539 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 570 batters and walked 172 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 1,378 base knocks and 644 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 430 hitters and struck out 1,370 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 4.09.
As a team, they are batting .270, good for 3rd in the league. The Twins hold a .494 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. Eddie Rosario comes into this matchup batting .279 with an OBP of .302. He has 149 hits this year along with 101 RBI in 534 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .502 with an OPS+ of 108. Jorge Polanco is hitting .299 this season and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 181 hits in 605 at bats while driving in 78 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .491. The Twins as a unit have 1,464 base hits, including 300 doubles and 293 homers. Minnesota has walked 498 times this year and they have struck out on 1,272 occasions. They have had 1,059 men left on base and have an OPS of .832. They have scored 5.78 runs per game and totaled 885 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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