Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 9/13/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+170) Minnesota (-200)
Target Field is where the Minnesota Twins (69-70) will take on the Kansas City Royals (57-84) on Tuesday. The odds on this game have Kansas City at +170 and Minnesota is priced at -200. The over/under comes in at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Kris Bubic and Joe Ryan.
Kansas City owns a slugging percentage of .378 and have struck out 1,126 times, while being walked on 409 occasions. They have compiled 531 runs batted in in addition to 1,146 base knocks on the year, and their team batting average comes in at .243. The Royals have accounted for 211 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 120 balls out of the stadium. They have accumulated 553 runs and hold an OBP of .307. As a squad, the Kansas City Royals are compiling 3.9 runs/g, which has them sitting at 24th in the league.
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The Royals have an ERA of 4.71 on the year (27th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,030 batters. They have walked 518 hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.51 as a squad on the year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.99 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.47. Royals pitchers have given up 159 long balls and 710 total runs (28th in the league).
Royals bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 158 times and also have had 152 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have racked up 71 holds this year (17th in the league). The Royals bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 62.2% and has come into the game in 120 save situations. They have earned 28 saves on the year and have not converted 17 out of their 45 chances to get a save. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 255 base runners on the year with 29.0% of those players crossed home plate. The Royals have dispatched 488 relievers to the mound this year.
The Kansas City Royals are sitting with 3,709 putouts this season, in addition to 1,316 assists and 74 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .985 which is 17th in MLB, and have 125 double plays. The Royals have transformed 67.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 11,127 innings, which has them ranked 27th in pro baseball.
Bubic (9-24 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.98 and he has faced 1,281 batters in the majors. He has surrendered 302 base knocks (9.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 135 walks. His earned run average is 4.78 (155 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.498. Bubic has taken the hill for 291 frames and has earned 251 punch outs in his MLB career.
The Twins hold a team SLG% of .406 and they are earning 4.35 runs per contest (17th in baseball). They have hit 233 two-baggers, while getting a free base 450 times as well as racking up 605 runs. Minnesota has tallied 159 home runs so far this year as well as 581 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,148 occasions (20th in baseball) and are sitting with 1,168 hits. The Minnesota Twins have accounted for an OBP of .318 and a team batting average of .248 this year.
The Twins have a team WHIP of 1.258 with a FIP of 4.13 as a unit on the year. They are sitting at 12th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 1,138. The Minnesota pitching staff have conceded 592 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.03 (553 earned runs conceded). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.78 (1,154 strikeouts vs 415 bases on balls). They have conceded 165 long balls and they concede 4.32 runs per 9 innings (15th in baseball).
Minnesota relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.7% out of their 165 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 155 times in high leverage situations in addition to 116 occasions with runners on. With 144 save situations, the Twins have tallied 92 holds in addition to 26 blown saves. They rank 30th in baseball with a save percentage of 49.0%, and they have dispatched 481 relievers to the hill this season. Minnesota has called on relief pitchers to enter the game in 51 save chances and they have converted 25 saves.
The Minnesota Twins have gotten 106 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .987 (10th in MLB). The Twins have recorded 1,140 assists, 65 errors and have a total of 3,703 putouts on the season. In 11,109 innings on the diamond, the Twins have a efficiency on defense of 70.2% (10th in MLB).
Ryan (12-9 record in his career) has earned a 4.05 earned run average while allowing 7.2 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.50 and he has faced 612 batters during his career. He has given up a total of 67 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.094 and having a FIP of 4.2. So far in his career, Ryan has given up 119 base knocks while he has totaled 154 K's in 149 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas City (+170)
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