Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 5/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Sunday, May 30, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (-106) Minnesota (-114)
Target Field is the venue where Matt Shoemaker and the Minnesota Twins (20-30, 4th in AL Central) will take on the Kansas City Royals (24-25, 3rd in AL Central) on Sunday. The line on this contest has the Royals coming in at -106 and the Twins are at -114. The O/U opens at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Brad Keller and Matt Shoemaker.
As a team, the Kansas City Royals are scoring 4.1 runs per game, which ranks them 19th in MLB. They have racked up 200 runs scored while having a team OBP of .301. The Royals have tallied 67 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 44 baseballs out of the park. They have amassed 189 runs batted in in addition to 373 hits on the year, while their team batting average sits at .235. Kansas City has a slugging rate of .372 and have struck out 407 times, while being walked on 143 occasions.
The Royals have a team ERA of 4.39 this year (20th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 441 hitters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.24 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.40. Royals pitchers have conceded 45 long balls and also 225 runs in total (18th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 197 hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.93 as a squad this year.
The Royals have dispatched 168 relievers to the hill for the season. The relievers have inherited 84 base runners on the campaign with 31.0% of them crossed the plate. They have recorded 12 saves so far this season and have missed out on 7 of their 19 save opportunities. The Royals bullpen have compiled a save rate of 63.2% and has come into the game in 44 save situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 25 holds this year (15th in baseball). Royals relief pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 54 times and also have had 53 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Royals have turned 68.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 3,822 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 28th in MLB. The Kansas City Royals are sitting with 1,274 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 410 assists and 28 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .984 which has them sitting 19th in MLB, and they have turned 339 double plays.
Keller has pitched in 406 innings and has earned 293 punch outs during his career. Keller (25-27 record in his career) has a FIP of 3.99 while he has gone up against 1,723 opposing batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.75 (169 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.335. He has surrendered 384 base hits (8.5 hits per nine innings) with 158 free passes.
The Twins have a team slugging % of .424 and they tally 4.68 runs per contest (11th in MLB). They have 89 doubles, while taking a walk 168 times and racking up 234 runs. Minnesota has recorded 69 home runs this season to go along with 221 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 438 occasions (19th in MLB) and have earned a total of 403 base hits. The Minnesota Twins have tallied an on-base percentage of .315 as well as a batting average of .241 for the year.
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.331 with a FIP of 4.52 as a pitching staff for the year. They come in at 24th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 419. The Minnesota pitching staff have conceded 254 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.62 (223 earned runs conceded). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.64 (420 strikeouts against 159 free passes). They have given up 70 homers and they yield 5.27 runs per 9 innings (25th in baseball).
Minnesota bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 66.7% out of their 60 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 58 times in high leverage situations and also on 41 occasions with runners on. With 47 save situations, the Twins have 28 holds and also 9 blown saves. They are ranked 26th in baseball holding a save rate of 52.6%, and they have sent 158 relievers onto the field this season. Minnesota has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 19 save chances and they have come away with 10 saves.
The Minnesota Twins have turned 43 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (18th in baseball). The Twins have recorded 443 assists, 29 errors and have earned 1,303 putouts on the season. In their 3,909 innings on the diamond, the Twins hold a efficiency on defense of 69.2% (20th in professional baseball).
So far in his career, Shoemaker has allowed 612 hits while tallying 568 punch outs in 648 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 286 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.198 and a FIP of 4.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.44 and he has gone up against 2,682 batters during his MLB career. Shoemaker (45-38 mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.97 earned run average and has surrendered 8.5 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota (-114)
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