Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 9/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+130) Minnesota (-167)
Brady Singer and the Kansas City Royals (63-77, 4th in AL Central) are headed to Target Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Minnesota Twins (62-78, 5th in AL Central). The line on this game has the Royals coming in at +130 and the Twins are at -167. The over/under is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Brady Singer and Bailey Ober.
As a team, the Kansas City Royals are notching 4.2 runs per game, which ranks them 23rd in MLB. They have accumulated 588 runs scored and hold an OBP of .303. The Royals have compiled 200 two-baggers as a team and have hit 145 baseballs out of the park. They have 554 RBI's as well as 1,145 base knocks over the course of the season, while their batting average sits at .244. Kansas City has a slugging rate of .390 and have struck out 1,104 times, while being walked on 363 occasions.
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The Royals are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.64 on the campaign (22nd in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,196 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 524 opposing players and their FIP is 4.38 as a team so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.28 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.39. Royals pitchers have given up 167 long balls in addition to 677 runs in total (21st in baseball).
Royals bullpen pitchers have come into the game with players on base 132 times and also have had 137 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have notched 72 holds for the year (13th in the league). The Royals relievers have earned a save rate of 59.6% and has come into the game in 126 save situations. They have accumulated 31 saves on the season and have blown 21 of their 52 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 206 runners for the season and 30.6% of those runners crossed home plate. The Royals have dispatched 473 relief pitchers to the hill on the season.
The Kansas City Royals have 3,676 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,208 assists and 74 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .985 which has them sitting 13th in baseball, and they have twisted 965 double plays. The Royals have converted 68.4% of balls hit into play into outs in their 11,028 innings, which ranks them 26th in pro baseball.
Singer has pitched in 180 frames and is sitting with 178 strikeouts thus far in his career. His ERA is 4.39 (88 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.409. He has surrendered 182 base knocks (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 72 walks. Singer (8-14 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.82 while he has faced 793 opposing batters in the majors.
Minnesota has recorded 194 home runs on the year as well as 591 RBIs. They have recorded 231 doubles, while walking 467 times and putting up 627 runs. The Minnesota Twins have an on-base percentage of .315 and a batting average of .241 on the year. The Twins hold a slugging % of .421 and they average 4.48 runs per contest (16th in baseball). They have struck out on 1,209 occasions (17th in the league) and are sitting with 1,134 base hits.
The Minnesota pitching staff have given up 732 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 4.90 (668 earned runs allowed). They have given up 213 HR's and they yield 5.37 runs per 9 innings (28th in baseball). The Twins have a team WHIP of 1.321 with a FIP of 4.71 as a team so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.71 (1,134 strikeouts against 418 bases on balls). They are sitting at 25th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,202.
With 130 save situations, the Twins have earned 75 holds in addition to 19 blown saves. Minnesota has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 55 save opportunities and they have walked away with 36 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 152 times in high leverage situations and on 108 occasions with base runners. Minnesota bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 46.2% out of 143 inherited runners. They are ranked 9th in baseball with a save percentage of 65.5%, and they have sent 447 relievers to the hill over the course of the season.
In 11,034 innings played, the Twins have earned a efficiency on defense of 69.3% (21st in the majors). The Minnesota Twins have turned 124 double plays and have a fielding rate of .981 (29th in MLB). The Twins have recorded 1,248 assists, 97 errors and have earned a total of 3,678 putouts during this campaign.
During his career, Ober has conceded 79 hits while he has totaled 81 K's in 78 frames. Ober (2-2 career mark) has earned a 4.00 ERA while surrendering 9.0 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 35 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.220 and a FIP of 4.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.76 and he has faced 323 hitters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (-167)
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