Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 5/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Friday, May 28, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Kris Bubic and the Kansas City Royals (23-24, 3rd in AL Central) head to Target Field on Friday where they'll meet the Minnesota Twins (20-29, 4th in AL Central).
Kansas City has a slugging rate of .375 and have been called out on strikes 377 times, while drawing a walk on 138 occasions. They have accounted for 178 RBI's as well as 348 hits on the year, while their batting average is at .234. The Royals have tallied 63 two-baggers as a team and have hit 42 baseballs out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 189 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .303. As a unit, the Kansas City Royals are notching 4.1 runs per outing, which is 19th in baseball.
The Royals have an earned run average of 4.43 on the campaign (21st in MLB), and the staff has struck out 410 batters. They have walked 177 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.93 as a team for the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.32 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.39. Royals pitchers have surrendered 43 long balls and 213 runs in total (17th in baseball).
Royals bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 51 times in addition to having 51 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen are sitting with 25 holds on the year (14th in MLB). The Royals bullpen have compiled a save rate of 63.2% and has entered the game in 44 save situations. They have recorded 12 saves for the season and have not converted 7 of 19 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 80 runners so far this season with 30.0% of them crossed home plate. The Royals have sent 157 relief pitchers to the hill on the season.
The Royals have transformed 67.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 3,585 innings, which has them sitting 28th in MLB. The Kansas City Royals are sitting with 1,195 putouts so far this season, in addition to 388 assists and 27 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .983 which puts them in 18th in professional baseball, and they have turned 320 double plays.
Bubic has thrown 73 frames and has racked up 66 K's during his MLB career. Bubic (1-6 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.26 and he has gone up against 315 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.42 (28 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.371. He has surrendered 67 hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) and has 34 free passes.
Minnesota is sitting with 67 home runs over the course of the season as well as 216 RBIs. They have put up 85 doubles, while getting a free base 158 times as well as putting up 228 runs. The Minnesota Twins have accumulated a team on-base percentage of .316 as well as a batting average of .243 for the year. The Twins have a SLG% of .427 and they are recording 4.75 runs per game (9th in MLB). They have been rung up on 425 occasions (17th in MLB) and are sitting with 393 hits.
The Minnesota pitching staff have surrendered 244 runs on the year while having an ERA of 4.61 (213 earned runs given up). They have given up 69 dingers and they surrender 5.28 runs per 9 innings (25th in baseball). The Twins have a team WHIP of 1.331 in addition to having a FIP of 4.63 as a team on the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.60 (401 strikeouts vs 154 bases on balls). They rank 22nd in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 400.
Minnesota bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 64.9% out of 57 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 56 times in high leverage situations and on 40 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 44 save situations, the Twins have earned 26 holds and also 9 blown saves. They are ranked 26th in MLB holding a save rate of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 153 bullpen pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. Minnesota has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 18 save opportunities and they have converted 9 saves.
The Minnesota Twins have turned 42 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (19th in MLB). The Twins have recorded 431 assists, 29 errors and are sitting with 1,249 putouts on the campaign. In their 3,747 innings played, the Twins have a efficiency on defense of 69.4% (15th in MLB).
Dobnak (9-8 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 3.68 ERA and has allowed 9.3 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.87 and he has gone up against 406 batters so far in his MLB career. He has given up 39 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.269 and having a FIP of 3.8. During his career, Dobnak has surrendered 98 base knocks while he has tallied 66 punch outs in 95 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota
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