Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 4/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Friday, April 30, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+127) Minnesota (-137)
Brady Singer and the Kansas City Royals (15-8, 1st in AL Central) travel to Target Field on Friday where they'll take on the Minnesota Twins (8-15, 4th in AL Central). The Twins open this contest at -137 while the Royals are priced at +127. The over/under opens at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Brady Singer and Michael Pineda.
As a team, the Kansas City Royals are notching 4.5 runs per contest, which is 10th in baseball. They are sitting with 104 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .305. The Royals have earned 35 two-baggers as a team and have hit 21 baseballs out of the park. They have accrued 98 runs batted in in addition to 177 hits so far this season, while their batting average sits at .237. Kansas City has a slugging rate of .386 and have been rung up 183 times, while drawing a walk on 71 occasions.
Royals pitchers have conceded 21 home runs and also 98 runs in total (13th in MLB). They have walked 82 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.69 as a team on the campaign. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.54 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.33. The Royals have an earned run average of 3.99 so far this season (13th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 208 hitters.
The Royals relief pitchers have a save rate of 75.0% and has entered the game in 29 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 46 runners so far this year with 19.6% of those runners crossed the plate. Royals relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 28 times in addition to having 31 appearances in high leverage situations. The Royals have sent 83 relievers to the mound for the year. The relievers have recorded 17 holds on the year (5th in the league). They have recorded 9 saves this year and have blown 3 of their 12 save chances.
The Kansas City Royals have amassed 603 putouts for the season, as well as 182 assists and 16 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .980 which has them sitting 26th in pro baseball, and have earned 156 double plays. The Royals have turned 67.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 1,809 innings, which has them sitting 26th in the majors.
Singer has taken the hill for 85 innings and is sitting with 86 punch outs so far in his career. Singer (5-7 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.80 while he has faced 351 batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.78 (36 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.144. He has conceded 69 base hits (7.2 hits per nine innings) and has had 29 walks.
Minnesota has 29 home runs so far this season to go along with 97 RBIs. They have notched 38 doubles, while getting a free base 64 times and scoring 102 runs. The Minnesota Twins have an OBP of .304 in addition to a team batting average of .241 this season. The Twins have a slugging percentage of .409 and they score 4.43 runs per game (11th in baseball). They have been rung up on 204 occasions (22nd in the league) and have earned 186 hits.
The Minnesota pitching staff have given up 108 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 4.25 (93 earned runs allowed). They have surrendered 31 dingers and they give up 4.93 runs per 9 innings (25th in MLB). The Twins have a WHIP of 1.213 with a FIP of 4.27 as a pitching staff this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.21 (196 strikeouts vs 61 bases on balls). They are sitting at 12th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 178.
With 22 save situations, the Twins have 13 holds and 5 blown saves. Minnesota has had relief pitchers take the mound in 9 save opportunities and they have walked away with 4 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 29 times in high leverage situations and on 22 occasions with runners on. Minnesota relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 60.6% out of their 33 inherited base runners. They sit at 26th in the league with a save percentage of 44.4%, and they have sent 69 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the season.
The Minnesota Twins have turned 19 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (11th in pro baseball). The Twins have 194 assists, 12 errors and have accounted for 592 putouts so far this season. Out of their 1,776 innings played, the Twins are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 70.6% (14th in the majors).
So far in his career, Pineda has given up 834 hits and he has 874 punch outs in 875 innings pitched. Pineda (54-47 mark in his career) has earned a 3.98 earned run average and has allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 387 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.177 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.46 and he has gone up against 3,619 hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (-137)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks