Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 6/6/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Sunday, June 6, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+124) Kansas City (-134)
Kauffman Stadium is the venue where Brady Singer and the Kansas City Royals (29-27, 3rd in AL Central) will take on the Minnesota Twins (23-35, 5th in AL Central) on Sunday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Twins coming in at +124 and the Royals are at -134. The O/U opens at 10. The expected starting pitchers will be Michael Pineda and Brady Singer.
The Twins have hit 101 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 80 baseballs out of the park. Minnesota has a slugging percentage of .426 and have been called out on strikes 508 times, while drawing a walk on 197 occasions. As a squad, the Minnesota Twins are knocking in 4.6 runs per game, which is 11th in baseball. They have compiled 246 RBI's in addition to 461 base knocks on the season, and their average at the plate is at .241. They have accumulated 263 runs scored and hold an OBP of .316.
Twins pitchers have allowed 82 home runs and also 300 runs (29th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 179 opposing players and their FIP is 4.63 as a squad on the campaign. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.61 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.34. The Twins are sitting with a team ERA of 4.85 on the season (27th in the league), and their staff has struck out 467 batters.
The Twins have sent 182 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The relievers have inherited 67 runners so far this season with 64.2% of them earned a run for their team. They have earned 12 saves for the year and have blown 9 of 21 chances to save the game. The Twins bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 57.1% and has come into the game in 52 save situations. The relievers have a total of 31 holds so far this year (10th in the league). Twins relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 47 times in addition to having 58 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Minnesota Twins are sitting with 1,483 putouts thus far, as well as 502 assists and 37 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .982 which has them ranked 22nd in professional baseball, and have 375 double plays. The Twins have transformed 69.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of 4,449 innings on the field, which has them ranked 20th in the majors.
Pineda (56-49 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.66 while facing 3,723 hitters in the major leagues. He has allowed 857 hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has 204 free passes. His earned run average is 3.99 (399 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.178. Pineda has taken the ball for 900 frames and has totaled 900 K's during his MLB career.
The Kansas City Royals are sitting with an OBP of .308 in addition to a batting average of .243 over the course of the season. They have been rung up on 448 occasions (28th in MLB) and have earned a total of 437 hits. Kansas City has recorded 55 long balls so far this year and 235 runs batted in. The Royals hold a slugging % of .391 and they are earning 4.51 runs per outing (13th in the league). They have put up 76 doubles, while taking a walk 159 times as well as putting up 248 runs.
The Kansas City pitching staff have allowed 252 runs for the year while having an ERA of 4.38 (232 earned runs yielded). They have given up 53 dingers and they surrender 4.75 runs per 9 innings (19th in the league). The Royals have a team WHIP of 1.394 in addition to having a FIP of 3.99 as a unit on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.27 (497 strikeouts against 219 bases on balls). They come in at 16th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 446.
Kansas City bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 31.2% of 93 inherited base runners. Their relievers have come in 56 times in high leverage situations in addition to 59 occasions with runners on. With 53 save situations, the Royals have accrued 31 holds and 8 blown saves. They are currently ranked 12th in the league with a save percentage of 63.6%, and they have sent 187 relief pitchers onto the field for the year. Kansas City has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 22 save chances and they have earned 14 saves.
Out of their 4,299 innings played, the Royals hold a defensive efficiency of 68.0% (27th in the majors). The Kansas City Royals have turned 44 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (17th in professional baseball). The Royals have recorded 455 assists, 33 errors and have a tally of 1,433 putouts so far this season.
Singer (7-9 career mark) has a 4.51 ERA and has conceded 8.2 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.70 and he has faced 503 opposing batters in his MLB career. He has allowed 59 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.275 and having a FIP of 3.8. So far in his MLB career, Singer has surrendered 107 base hits and he has 116 strikeouts in 117 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (+124)
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