Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 10/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Jackson Kowar and the Kansas City Royals (73-86, 4th in AL Central) play the Minnesota Twins (71-88, 5th in AL Central) at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday.
The Twins have accounted for 265 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 224 baseballs out of the park. Minnesota is slugging .423 and have struck out 1,383 times, while being walked on 522 occasions. As a unit, the Minnesota Twins are scoring 4.5 runs per game, which puts them at 16th in the league. They have tallied 674 runs batted in as well as 1,280 base knocks on the campaign, and their average at the plate comes in at .240. They are sitting with 712 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .314.
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The Twins are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.84 so far this year (26th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 1,292 batters. They have walked 474 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.67 as a team so far this year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.73 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.32. Twins pitchers have given up 238 home runs and 820 runs in total (27th in the league).
The Twins have sent 519 relievers to the mound on the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 172 runners so far this season and 44.2% of those runners crossed the plate. They have recorded 41 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 21 out of their 62 chances to save the game. The Twins relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 66.1% and has entered the game in 151 save situations. The relievers have recorded 87 holds this season (11th in the league). Twins relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 128 times as well as having 174 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Twins have converted 69.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of 12,540 innings, ranking them 19th in professional baseball. The Minnesota Twins have 4,180 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,401 assists and 106 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .981 which has them ranked 28th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 1,046 double plays.
Barnes has thrown 35 innings and has earned 17 strikeouts in his career. Barnes (0-3 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 5.20 while he has gone up against 159 opposing batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 5.86 (23 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.528. He has given up 39 hits (9.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 15 free passes.
Kansas City has knocked in 162 home runs on the year and 635 runs batted in. They have put up 245 two-baggers, while taking a walk 411 times and racking up 672 runs. The Kansas City Royals have compiled an on-base percentage of .306 in addition to a batting average of .248 on the season. The Royals have a team slugging percentage of .396 and they score 4.23 runs per game (24th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 1,233 instances (28th in MLB) and have earned 1,322 hits.
The Royals have a team WHIP of 1.390 and have a FIP of 4.39 as a squad so far this season. They come in at 21st in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,344. The Kansas City pitching staff have yielded 771 runs this season while holding an ERA of 4.64 (717 earned runs given up). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.25 (1,322 strikeouts vs 588 walks). They have surrendered 185 home runs and they surrender 4.99 runs per 9 innings (21st in the league).
Kansas City relievers have an inherited score rate of 31.8% out of their 245 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 165 times in high leverage situations and also on 159 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 147 save situations, the Royals have amassed 83 holds and 25 blown saves. They are ranked 20th in MLB with a save rate of 59.7%, and they have sent 546 bullpen pitchers to the mound so far this year. Kansas City has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 62 save chances and they have recorded 37 saves.
The Kansas City Royals have turned 149 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (14th in MLB). The Royals have racked up 1,397 assists, 82 errors and have a tally of 4,171 putouts over the course of the season. In their 12,513 innings played, the Royals hold a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (26th in professional baseball).
Kowar (0-5 record in his career) has earned a 11.28 ERA while giving up 13.0 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.21 and he has faced 136 batters during his pro baseball career. He has allowed a total of 33 ER's while earning a WHIP of 2.165 and being the owner of a FIP of 6.8. So far in his career, Kowar has surrendered 38 base knocks and he has 23 punch outs in 26 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kansas City
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