Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 6/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-116) Kansas City (-105)
Mike Minor and the Kansas City Royals (28-26, 3rd in AL Central) play the Minnesota Twins (22-34, 5th in AL Central) at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday. The Twins open this game at -116 while the Royals are priced at -105. The over/under opens at 7.5. The starting pitchers will be Jose Berrios and Mike Minor.
As a squad, the Minnesota Twins are notching 4.6 runs per game, which ranks them 11th in the league. They have tallied 258 runs and have an on-base percentage of .316. The Twins have hit 101 doubles as a squad and have knocked 77 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 241 RBI's as well as 450 hits on the campaign, while their team batting average is sitting at .240. Minnesota owns a slugging percentage of .423 and have been rung up 502 times, while taking a walk on 194 occasions.
Twins pitchers have yielded 81 home runs and 286 total runs (27th in MLB). They have walked 174 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.62 as a squad so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.64 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.33. The Twins hold a team earned run average of 4.68 this year (25th in the league), and they have struck out 460 hitters.
Twins relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 46 times and also have had 60 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 31 holds on the year (10th in MLB). The Twins relief pitchers have a save percentage of 57.1% and has entered the game in 52 save situations. They have earned 12 saves this year and have blown 9 out of their 21 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 66 base runners for the year with 65.2% of those players earned a run for their team. The Twins have dispatched 178 relievers to the hill for the season.
The Twins have converted 69.3% of balls in play into outs in their 4,377 innings, ranking them 18th in the majors. The Minnesota Twins have 1,459 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 494 assists and 33 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .983 which has them sitting 16th in MLB, and they have turned 370 double plays.
Berrios (53-40 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.03 while he has gone up against 3,065 batters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 668 base knocks (8.3 hits per 9 innings) and has had 238 free passes. His earned run average is 4.11 (331 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.251. Berrios has pitched in 724 frames and has accumulated 722 strikeouts thus far in his career.
The Royals hold a slugging percentage of .389 and they are recording 4.33 runs per contest (16th in the league). They have 74 two-baggers, while getting a free base 154 times and racking up 234 runs. Kansas City is sitting with 54 home runs on the season as well as 221 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 441 instances (28th in the league) and have notched a total of 425 base hits. The Kansas City Royals are sitting with an OBP of .305 and a batting average of .242 on the year.
The Royals hold a team WHIP of 1.390 and have a FIP of 3.93 as a unit over the course of the season. They come in at 16th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 435. The Kansas City pitching staff have surrendered 247 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 4.36 (227 earned runs allowed). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.27 (491 strikeouts against 216 walks). They have surrendered 50 homers and they concede 4.75 runs per 9 innings (19th in the league).
With 53 save situations, the Royals have 31 holds and also 8 blown saves. Kansas City has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 22 save chances and they have walked away with 14 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 59 times in high leverage situations and on 59 occasions with runners on. Kansas City bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 31.2% out of their 93 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 11th in the league with a save percentage of 63.6%, and they have sent 183 relievers to the hill on the campaign.
Out of their 4,218 innings played, the Royals have earned a defensive efficiency of 67.9% (27th in pro baseball). The Kansas City Royals have turned 43 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .983 (22nd in the majors). The Royals have racked up 447 assists, 33 errors and have a tally of 1,406 putouts this year.
During his MLB career, Minor has surrendered 1,125 base knocks while he has accumulated 1,116 punch outs in 1,212 innings pitched. Minor (75-68 career record) is the owner of a 4.02 earned run average and has allowed 8.4 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 541 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.222 and a FIP of 4.0. His K/BB ratio is 3.13 and he has gone up against 5,032 hitters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kansas City (-105)
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