Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 9/14/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+165) Minnesota (-195)
Target Field is the location where the Minnesota Twins (69-70) will try to defeat the Kansas City Royals (57-84) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Royals at +165 while the Twins are at -195. The total comes in at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Zack Greinke and Sonny Gray.
Kansas City has a slugging rate of .378 and have struck out 1,126 times, while taking a walk on 409 occasions. They have 531 RBI's as well as 1,146 base knocks this year, and their average at the plate is at .243. The Royals have hit 211 doubles as a squad and have hit 120 balls out of the park. They have tallied 553 runs while holding a team OBP of .307. As a team, the Kansas City Royals are knocking in 3.9 runs per contest, which has them at 24th in MLB.
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The Royals hold a team earned run average of 4.71 for the year (27th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 1,030 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.99 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.47. Royals pitchers have allowed 159 home runs and also 710 runs (28th in baseball). They have walked 518 batters and their FIP is 4.51 as a team over the course of the season.
The Royals relief pitchers have a save rate of 62.2% and has stepped onto the mound in 120 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 255 runners so far this season and 29.0% of them ended up crossing the plate. Royals relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 158 times and also have had 152 appearances in high leverage situations. The Royals have sent 488 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. The bullpen have 71 holds so far this year (17th in MLB). They have recorded 28 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 17 of 45 save opportunities.
The Royals have turned 67.8% of balls in play into outs in their 11,127 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 27th in the majors. The Kansas City Royals have earned a total of 3,709 putouts thus far, as well as 1,316 assists and 74 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which ranks 17th in baseball, and they have twisted 125 double plays.
Greinke has taken the mound for 3,224 frames and is sitting with 2,875 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.43 (1,230 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.165. He has surrendered 3,024 base hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 734 walks. Greinke (223-140 career mark) has a FIP of 3.47 and he has faced 13,192 batters in the majors.
The Minnesota Twins have an OBP of .318 in addition to a team batting average of .248 on the campaign. They have been called out on strikes on 1,148 occasions (20th in the league) and have 1,168 base hits. Minnesota has hit 159 home runs for the season as well as 581 runs batted in. The Twins hold a slugging % of .406 and they score 4.35 runs per outing (17th in MLB). They have put up 233 doubles, while taking a walk 450 times and putting up 605 runs.
The Minnesota pitching staff have given up 592 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.03 (553 earned runs given up). They have conceded 165 homers and they concede 4.32 runs per 9 innings (15th in MLB). The Twins have a WHIP of 1.258 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.13 as a unit for the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.78 (1,154 strikeouts against 415 bases on balls). They rank 12th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,138.
Minnesota relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 29.7% out of 165 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 155 times in high leverage situations and on 116 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 144 save situations, the Twins have earned 92 holds and 26 blown saves. They are ranked 30th in the league with a save percentage of 49.0%, and they have sent 481 relievers onto the diamond so far this year. Minnesota has called on relief pitchers to enter the game in 51 save opportunities and they have recorded 25 saves.
In their 11,109 innings on the field, the Twins are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (10th in the majors). The Minnesota Twins have turned 106 double plays and have a fielding rate of .987 (10th in MLB). The Twins have recorded 1,140 assists, 65 errors and have earned a total of 3,703 putouts for the season.
Gray (89-76 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 3.57 ERA and has allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.73 and he has faced 5,738 opposing hitters in his career. He has surrendered a total of 546 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.213 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.7. During his MLB career, Gray has conceded 1,185 hits while totaling 1,329 K's in 1,378 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas City (+165)
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