Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals MLB Game Picks 6/22/2019
Saturday, June 22, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Berrios vs. Danny Duffy
Eddie Rosario and the Minnesota Twins (48-26, 1st in AL Central) travel to Kauffman Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Kansas City Royals (26-49, 5th in AL Central). The Twins open this contest at -185 while the Royals are coming in at +174. The total is set at 9.5.
The Twins have been a very good choice for MLB bettors, having gone 48-26-0 SU. Kansas City is covering 34.7% of the time, going 26-49-0 straight up. The Twins have been a very good choice for MLB bettors as a favorite, going 31-16-0 SU. The Royals cover 32.3% of the time as the underdog, having gone 21-44-0 straight up.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Twins have been a strong Over bet for over/under wagerers, having gone 39-31-4.
The Twins cover 64.9% of the time as a visitor, having gone 24-13-0 straight up.
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Royals cover 37.8% of the time at Kauffman Stadium, going 14-23-0 SU.
The Royals have been a dicey Under bet for over/under wagerers, having gone 37-33-5.
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
6/20/2019 Mitch Garver C Heel Probable for Jun 21
6/20/2019 Adalberto Mejia RP Calf Expected to be out until at least Jun 30
6/19/2019 Marwin Gonzalez 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 30
6/18/2019 Byron Buxton CF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/18/2019 Ehire Adrianza 3B Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Jun 27
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
6/20/2019 Adalberto Mondesi SS Groin Expected to be out until at least Jun 29
6/16/2019 Hunter Dozier 3B Side Expected to be out until at least Jun 24
6/10/2019 Jesse Hahn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
3/28/2019 Trevor Oaks SP Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
3/11/2019 Salvador Perez C Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 48-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Berrios has a 8-3 record with an earned run average of 2.86 and a WHIP of 1.07 this season. He has 94 strikeouts over his 97.2 innings pitched and he's given up 87 hits. He's allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 241 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 246 hitters and walked 100 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.94. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 629 base hits and 290 earned runs. They have allowed 87 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 211 batters and struck out 643. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.00.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .271, good for 2nd in the league. The Twins hold a .503 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.5 hits per game. Eddie Rosario is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .297. He has 76 hits this season in 287 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .512 and an OPS+ of 112. Jorge Polanco is hitting .325 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .386. He has totaled 93 hits and he has driven in 38 men in 286 at bats. His OPS+ is 148 while his slugging percentage is at .549. The Twins have 700 hits, including 159 doubles and 141 home runs. Minnesota has walked 233 times so far this season and they have struck out 582 times as a unit. They have left 505 men on base and have a team OPS of .841. They score 5.76 runs per contest and have scored a total of 426 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 26-49 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.64, Danny Duffy has a 3-3 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 46 strikeouts over the 54.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 55 hits. He's allowing 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.71 and they have given up 257 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 253 batters and walked 113 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.98. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 668 base knocks and 363 earned runs this season. They have given up 88 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 275 hitters and struck out 580 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.60.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 19th in the league. The Royals hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Alex Gordon comes into this matchup batting .260 with an OBP of .340. He has 69 hits this year along with 44 RBI in 265 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .445 with an OPS+ of 109. Whit Merrifield is hitting .300 this season and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 94 hits in 313 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .502. The Royals as a unit have 620 base hits, including 126 doubles and 75 homers. Kansas City has walked 214 times this year and they have struck out on 653 occasions. They have had 490 men left on base and have an OPS of .711. They have scored 4.23 runs per game and totaled 317 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals +174
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