Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 9/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Friday, September 10, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+110) Minnesota (-141)
Daniel Lynch and the Kansas City Royals (62-77, 4th in AL Central) go to Target Field on Friday where they'll take on the Minnesota Twins (62-77, 5th in AL Central). The Royals open this matchup at +110 while the Twins are priced at -141. The total has been set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Daniel Lynch and Griffin Jax.
As a squad, the Kansas City Royals are scoring 4.2 runs per game, which puts them at 24th in the league. They have earned a total of 582 runs and hold an OBP of .302. The Royals have accounted for 199 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 143 baseballs out of the park. They have accrued 548 RBI's as well as 1,135 base knocks on the campaign, while their team batting average is sitting at .244. Kansas City is slugging .389 and have struck out 1,097 times, while drawing a walk on 361 occasions.
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The Royals hold a team ERA of 4.68 so far this season (23rd in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,192 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.29 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.40. Royals pitchers have allowed 167 home runs and 677 runs (21st in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 520 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.40 as a team for the season.
Royals relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 132 times and also have had 143 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have notched 71 holds so far this year (14th in the league). The Royals relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 59.6% and has come into the game in 125 save situations. They have compiled 31 saves so far this season and have not converted 21 of their 52 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 206 base runners for the season and 30.6% of those runners crossed home plate. The Royals have sent 471 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season.
The Kansas City Royals have accounted for 3,649 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,201 assists and 75 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .985 which has them ranked 16th in MLB, and have accumulated 957 double plays. The Royals have transformed 68.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 10,947 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 27th in professional baseball.
Lynch has pitched in 51 innings and has accumulated 43 punch outs during his MLB career. Lynch (4-4 career mark) has a FIP of 4.54 while he has faced 233 hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 5.29 (30 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.667. He has surrendered 60 base knocks (10.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 25 free passes.
The Twins have a team SLG% of .422 and they are scoring 4.50 runs per game (16th in the league). They have put up 231 doubles, while getting a free base 465 times and putting up 626 runs. Minnesota has tallied 193 home runs for the season as well as 590 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,204 occasions (16th in the league) and have notched a total of 1,130 hits. The Minnesota Twins have tallied a team on-base percentage of .316 in addition to a team batting average of .242 this season.
The Minnesota pitching staff have allowed 728 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 4.91 (664 earned runs allowed). They have surrendered 210 long balls and they relinquish 5.38 runs per 9 innings (28th in baseball). The Twins are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.318 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.69 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.74 (1,128 strikeouts against 412 free passes). They rank 23rd in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,193.
Minnesota bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 46.2% of 143 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 152 times in high leverage situations and also on 108 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 130 save situations, the Twins have 75 holds and 19 blown saves. They rank 9th in MLB with a save rate of 65.5%, and they have dispatched 444 relievers to the mound on the season. Minnesota has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 55 save opportunities and they have earned 36 saves.
In 10,962 innings played, the Twins are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.3% (21st in pro baseball). The Minnesota Twins have turned 124 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .981 (29th in pro baseball). The Twins have 1,236 assists, 97 errors and have a total of 3,654 putouts over the course of the season.
Jax (3-3 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 6.79 ERA and has allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.04 and he has gone up against 258 opposing hitters thus far in his career. He has conceded a total of 44 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.406 and a FIP of 6.6. So far in his pro baseball career, Jax has allowed 59 base knocks while he has accumulated 47 K's in 58 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas City (+110)
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