Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 5/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Target Field is the site where Jose Berrios and the Minnesota Twins (8-15, 4th in AL Central) will play the Kansas City Royals (15-8, 1st in AL Central) on Sunday.
Kansas City is slugging .386 and have been rung up 183 times, while drawing a walk on 71 occasions. They have accrued 98 RBI's as well as 177 base knocks so far this year, while their average at the plate is at .237. The Royals have earned 35 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 21 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 104 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .305. As a unit, the Kansas City Royals are putting up 4.5 runs per game, which has them sitting at 10th in the league.
Royals pitchers have given up 21 home runs in addition to 98 runs (13th in baseball). They have walked 82 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.69 as a squad this season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.54 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.33. The Royals hold a team earned run average of 3.99 so far this season (14th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 208 hitters.
The Royals relievers have a save rate of 75.0% and stepped onto the hill in 29 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 46 runners over the course of the season and 19.6% of those players crossed home plate. Royals pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 28 times and also have had 31 appearances in high leverage situations. The Royals have dispatched 83 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The bullpen have a total of 17 holds this year (6th in baseball). They have earned 9 saves on the campaign and have blown 3 out of their 12 save opportunities.
The Royals have turned 67.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 1,809 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 29th in the majors. The Kansas City Royals have notched a total of 603 putouts on the campaign, as well as 182 assists and 16 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .980 which has them ranked 27th in professional baseball, and have 156 double plays.
Keller (23-25 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.96 while facing 1,603 opposing hitters in the major leagues. He has given up 356 base hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 148 free passes. His ERA is 3.76 (158 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.332. Keller has thrown 378 frames and has accumulated 266 strikeouts in his career.
The Twins hold a team slugging percentage of .409 and they average 4.43 runs per outing (11th in the league). They have tallied 38 two-baggers, while walking 64 times as well as putting up 102 runs. Minnesota has accumulated 29 home runs this season as well as 97 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 204 instances (22nd in baseball) and have earned 186 base hits. The Minnesota Twins have an on-base percentage of .304 and a batting average of .241 over the course of the season.
The Twins have a WHIP of 1.213 in addition to having a FIP of 4.27 as a squad this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.21 (196 strikeouts vs 61 bases on balls). They are sitting at 11th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 178. They have yielded 31 dingers and they surrender 4.93 runs per 9 innings (24th in the league). The Minnesota pitching staff have allowed 108 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 4.25 (93 earned runs yielded).
With 22 save situations, the Twins have 13 holds in addition to 5 blown saves. Minnesota has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 9 save chances and they have walked away with 4 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 29 times in high leverage situations and also on 22 occasions with base runners. Minnesota relievers have an inherited score percentage of 60.6% out of their 33 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 26th in the league holding a save rate of 44.4%, and they have dispatched 69 relief pitchers to the mound on the season.
The Minnesota Twins have turned 19 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .985 (12th in baseball). The Twins have 194 assists, 12 errors and have amassed 592 putouts for the year. Out of their 1,776 innings on the diamond, the Twins have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.6% (13th in the majors).
Thus far in his career, Berrios has allowed 633 hits and he has 686 strikeouts in 686 innings pitched. Berrios (50-40 career mark) has earned a 4.14 earned run average while giving up 8.3 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 316 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.256 and a FIP of 4.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.00 and he has gone up against 2,909 hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas City
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