Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 8/15/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Monday, August 15, 2022
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
The Kansas City Royals (47-68) are on their way to Target Field on Monday where they will try to beat the Minnesota Twins (58-54). The expected starting pitchers are Kris Bubic and Joe Ryan.
As a unit, the Kansas City Royals are scoring 3.9 runs per contest, which has them at 24th in MLB. They have tallied 453 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .309. The Royals have hit 175 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 98 balls out of the stadium. They have accrued 434 runs batted in in addition to 954 hits over the course of the season, while their average at the plate is at .246. Kansas City is slugging .383 and have been rung up 903 times, while being walked on 334 occasions.
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Royals pitchers have surrendered 129 home runs and 582 runs in total (27th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 436 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.52 as a squad for the season. Their K/BB ratio is 1.94 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.47. The Royals have a team ERA of 4.71 on the year (27th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 845 batters.
Royals relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 133 times in addition to having 132 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers are sitting with 64 holds for the year (10th in the league). The Royals bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 61.0% and stepped onto the hill in 109 save situations. They have accumulated 25 saves for the season and have not converted 16 out of their 41 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 211 runners for the season with 30.8% of them ended up scoring. The Royals have dispatched 401 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season.
The Kansas City Royals have 3,031 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,074 assists and 63 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .985 which is 17th in professional baseball, and have 104 double plays. The Royals have turned 68.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,093 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 26th in baseball.
Bubic has pitched in 266 innings and has tallied 236 strikeouts during his MLB career. His ERA is 4.60 (136 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.459. He has given up 264 hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 124 walks. Bubic (9-19 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.95 while facing 1,163 opposing batters in the major leagues.
The Minnesota Twins have earned a team on-base percentage of .321 in addition to a team batting average of .251 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 920 occasions (20th in MLB) and have a total of 951 hits. Minnesota has tallied 139 home runs for the season to go along with 486 RBIs. The Twins hold a slugging % of .417 and they average 4.49 runs per game (12th in the league). They have 190 two-baggers, while taking a walk 367 times as well as putting up 503 runs.
The Minnesota pitching staff have yielded 484 runs this year while holding an ERA of 4.06 (448 earned runs surrendered). They have allowed 138 HR's and they concede 4.38 runs per 9 innings (17th in baseball). The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.248 in addition to having a FIP of 4.18 as a staff for the year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.77 (926 strikeouts vs 334 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 12th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 907.
With 121 save situations, the Twins have accumulated 77 holds and 22 blown saves. Minnesota has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 43 save chances and they have converted 21 saves. Their relievers have come in 122 times in high leverage situations and on 89 occasions with runners on. Minnesota relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 31.0% out of their 129 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 30th in the league holding a save rate of 48.8%, and they have dispatched 385 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the year.
The Minnesota Twins have turned 78 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (13th in professional baseball). The Twins have racked up 907 assists, 57 errors and have notched a total of 2,982 putouts for the season. In 8,946 innings played, the Twins have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 70.7% (5th in MLB).
Ryan (10-6 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 3.97 ERA while allowing 7.2 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.97 and he has gone up against 497 opposing batters in his career. He has surrendered 54 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.054 and a FIP of 4.1. So far in his MLB career, Ryan has allowed 98 base hits while earning 123 punch outs in 122 innings pitched.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kansas City
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