Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 10/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-125) Kansas City (+100)
Griffin Jax and the Minnesota Twins (71-88, 5th in AL Central) travel to Kauffman Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Kansas City Royals (73-86, 4th in AL Central). The Twins open this contest at -125 while the Royals are coming in at +100. The over/under has been set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Griffin Jax and Kris Bubic.
The Twins have tallied 265 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 224 baseballs out of the stadium. Minnesota has a slugging % of .423 and have been called out on strikes 1,383 times, while drawing a walk on 522 occasions. As a squad, the Minnesota Twins are scoring 4.5 runs per game, which is 16th in baseball. They have tallied 674 RBI's as well as 1,280 hits on the campaign, and their team batting average is .240. They have a total of 712 runs scored and hold an OBP of .314.
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Twins pitchers have surrendered 238 home runs in addition to 820 total runs (27th in the league). They have walked 474 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.67 as a unit on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.73 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.32. The Twins have a team earned run average of 4.84 so far this year (26th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 1,292 hitters.
The Twins have sent 519 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 172 runners for the year and 44.2% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have compiled 41 saves on the season and have missed out on 21 out of their 62 chances to get a save. The Twins relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 66.1% and has entered the game in 151 save situations. The relievers have a total of 87 holds so far this season (11th in MLB). Twins relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 128 times and also have had 174 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Twins have turned 69.3% of balls hit into play into outs in their 12,540 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 19th in pro baseball. The Minnesota Twins have accounted for 4,180 putouts on the year, as well as 1,401 assists and 106 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .981 which has them ranked 28th in the majors, and have accumulated 1,046 double plays.
Jax (3-5 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 6.68 while going up against 343 hitters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 81 base hits (9.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 27 walks. His ERA is 6.78 (58 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.403. Jax has taken the ball for 77 frames and has 62 punch outs during his pro baseball career.
The Kansas City Royals have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .306 in addition to a batting average of .248 on the campaign. They have been rung up on 1,233 instances (28th in MLB) and have notched a total of 1,322 hits. Kansas City has a total of 162 long balls this year as well as 635 runs batted in. The Royals hold a slugging percentage of .396 and they average 4.23 runs per contest (24th in the league). They have tallied 245 doubles, while getting a free base 411 times as well as scoring 672 runs.
The Royals have a WHIP of 1.390 in addition to having a FIP of 4.39 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.25 (1,322 strikeouts against 588 bases on balls). They come in at 21st in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,344. They have surrendered 185 homers and they give up 4.99 runs per 9 innings (21st in the league). The Kansas City pitching staff have surrendered 771 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 4.64 (717 earned runs surrendered).
With 147 save situations, the Royals have compiled 83 holds and 25 blown saves. Kansas City has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 62 save chances and they have recorded 37 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 165 times in high leverage situations in addition to 159 occasions with base runners. Kansas City relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 31.8% of 245 inherited runners. They are ranked 20th in baseball holding a save rate of 59.7%, and they have dispatched 546 bullpen pitchers onto the field over the course of the season.
The Kansas City Royals have turned 149 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .985 (14th in MLB). The Royals have accrued 1,397 assists, 82 errors and have earned a total of 4,171 putouts this year. Out of their 12,513 innings played, the Royals have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (26th in pro baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Bubic has given up 166 base knocks while he has accumulated 158 K's in 173 frames. Bubic (7-12 career record) holds a 4.47 ERA while conceding 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 86 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.425 and having a FIP of 5.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.95 and he has faced 751 batters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kansas City (+100)
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