Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 8/16/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+185) Minnesota (-215)
The Minnesota Twins (58-55) welcome the Kansas City Royals (48-68) at Target Field on Tuesday. The odds on this game have Kansas City at +185 while Minnesota opens at -215. The betting total comes in at 8. The starting pitchers will be Zack Greinke and Sonny Gray.
The Royals have tallied 177 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 99 balls out of the park. Kansas City has a slugging % of .383 and have been called out on strikes 909 times, while taking a walk on 335 occasions. As a squad, the Kansas City Royals are notching 3.9 runs per contest, which puts them at 24th in baseball. They have earned 438 runs batted in as well as 962 base knocks so far this season, and their team batting average is sitting at .247. They have earned 457 runs scored and have an OBP of .309.
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The Royals have a team ERA of 4.67 on the campaign (27th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 859 hitters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.95 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.46. Royals pitchers have given up 129 home runs and 582 runs in total (27th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 440 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.50 as a team over the course of the season.
The Royals have dispatched 404 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. The relievers have inherited 213 base runners this year and 30.5% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. They have 26 saves on the season and have missed out on 16 out of their 42 save opportunities. The Royals relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 61.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 112 save situations. The relievers have notched 66 holds so far this season (9th in the league). Royals relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 134 times in addition to having 133 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Kansas City Royals have a total of 3,058 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,077 assists and 64 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .985 which puts them in 17th in the majors, and have accumulated 105 double plays. The Royals have turned 68.2% of baseballs in play into outs in their 9,174 innings, ranking them 26th in baseball.
Greinke has pitched in 3,208 innings and has racked up 2,866 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. Greinke (223-139 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.46 while he has faced 13,122 opposing hitters in the majors. His ERA is 3.44 (1,226 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.164. He has given up 3,004 hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 732 walks.
The Twins have a slugging percentage of .416 and they tally 4.47 runs per contest (14th in the league). They have put up 191 two-baggers, while walking 368 times and putting up 505 runs. Minnesota has a total of 140 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 488 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 926 instances (21st in MLB) and have tallied 956 hits. The Minnesota Twins have accounted for an on-base percentage of .320 and a batting average of .250 so far this year.
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.250 in addition to having a FIP of 4.17 as a unit for the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.77 (934 strikeouts vs 337 free passes). They sit at 12th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 915. They have surrendered 138 long balls and they relinquish 4.38 runs per 9 innings (17th in baseball). The Minnesota pitching staff have given up 488 runs this year while holding an ERA of 4.06 (452 earned runs allowed).
Minnesota has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 43 save opportunities and they have earned 21 saves. They are currently ranked 30th in the league holding a save rate of 48.8%, and they have dispatched 388 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the season. Their bullpen pitchers 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. With 121 save situations, the Twins have accumulated 77 holds in addition to 22 blown saves.
The Minnesota Twins have gotten 78 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (13th in MLB). The Twins have racked up 915 assists, 57 errors and are sitting with 3,006 putouts over the course of the season. In their 9,018 innings on the diamond, the Twins have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.6% (6th in pro baseball).
So far in his career, Gray has conceded 1,164 base hits and he has 1,300 strikeouts in 1,351 frames. He has given up 539 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.216 and a FIP of 3.7. His K/BB ratio is 2.71 and he has gone up against 5,631 batters in his MLB career. Gray (88-75 career record) has earned a 3.59 earned run average while surrendering 7.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (-215)
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