Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 10/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Friday, October 1, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-141) Kansas City (+110)
John Gant and the Minnesota Twins (71-87, 5th in AL Central) go to Kauffman Stadium on Friday where they'll take on the Kansas City Royals (73-85, 4th in AL Central). The moneyline on this matchup has the Twins coming in at -141 and the Royals are at +110. The O/U is set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be John Gant and Jon Heasley.
The Twins have earned 263 doubles as a squad and have hit 220 balls out of the park. Minnesota has a slugging % of .421 and have been called out on strikes 1,374 times, while drawing a walk on 518 occasions. As a team, the Minnesota Twins are scoring 4.5 runs per outing, which ranks them 17th in baseball. They have accumulated 667 runs batted in as well as 1,270 hits this season, and their batting average comes in at .240. They have earned 705 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .314.
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Twins pitchers have given up 235 home runs and also 810 runs in total (26th in baseball). They have walked 470 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.66 as a team this season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.73 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.32. The Twins have compiled a team earned run average of 4.81 this season (26th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 1,284 batters.
The Twins have sent 514 relievers to the hill so far this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 169 runners so far this year and 43.8% of them earned a run for their team. They have compiled 41 saves so far this season and have not converted 20 out of their 61 save chances. The Twins relievers have a save percentage of 67.2% and has entered the game in 150 save situations. The relievers are sitting with 87 holds on the year (11th in MLB). Twins relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 126 times in addition to having 171 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Twins have converted 69.3% of baseballs in play into outs out of 12,459 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 19th in pro baseball. The Minnesota Twins have a total of 4,153 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,396 assists and 106 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .981 which puts them in 28th in pro baseball, and have 1,040 double plays.
Gant has thrown 368 frames and has accumulated 322 punch outs so far in his MLB career. His ERA is 3.78 (155 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.375. He has surrendered 309 base hits (7.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 198 free passes. Gant (24-25 record in his career) has a FIP of 4.31 and he has faced 1,583 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
The Kansas City Royals have recorded an OBP of .306 in addition to a batting average of .248 on the season. They have been called out on strikes on 1,228 occasions (28th in MLB) and are sitting with 1,312 hits. Kansas City has 162 long balls so far this season as well as 634 runs batted in. The Royals hold a team slugging % of .397 and they average 4.25 runs per game (24th in the league). They have tallied 243 doubles, while taking a walk 410 times and putting up 671 runs.
The Kansas City pitching staff have yielded 765 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.65 (713 earned runs relinquished). They have given up 185 home runs and they surrender 4.99 runs per 9 innings (21st in baseball). The Royals have a WHIP of 1.390 in addition to having a FIP of 4.40 as a unit on the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.25 (1,317 strikeouts against 585 free passes). They come in at 20th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 1,335.
Sitting with 147 save situations, the Royals have tallied 83 holds in addition to 25 blown saves. Kansas City has called on relief pitchers to enter the game in 62 save opportunities and they have come away with 37 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 165 times in high leverage situations in addition to 159 occasions with runners on base. Kansas City bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 31.8% of 245 inherited runners. They rank 19th in the league holding a save percentage of 59.7%, and they have dispatched 543 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the season.
The Kansas City Royals have turned 148 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (11th in the majors). The Royals have racked up 1,388 assists, 80 errors and are sitting with 4,144 putouts so far this year. In 12,432 innings on the field, the Royals are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (26th in the majors).
In his MLB career, Heasley has surrendered 9 hits while he has accumulated 5 punch outs in 9 innings pitched. Heasley (0-1 career mark) is the owner of a 3.86 ERA while surrendering 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 4 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.179 and a FIP of 5.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.50 and he has gone up against 37 batters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kansas City (+110)
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