Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 5/21/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Kauffman Stadium is the location where the Kansas City Royals (14-22) will meet the Minnesota Twins (22-16) on Saturday. The starting pitchers are Joe Ryan and Brad Keller.
Minnesota has a slugging rate of .394 and have struck out 321 times, while drawing a walk on 131 occasions. They have amassed 148 RBI's in addition to 299 hits on the campaign, and their average at the plate is .241. The Twins have accrued 68 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 40 baseballs out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 156 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .320. As a team, the Minnesota Twins are scoring 4.1 runs per contest, which puts them at 17th in the league.
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The Twins have a team ERA of 3.35 on the campaign (6th in the league), and they have struck out 330 hitters. They have walked 110 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.71 as a team for the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.00 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.19. Twins pitchers have relinquished 39 home runs and 135 total runs (5th in the league).
The Twins relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 75.0% and has come into the game in 33 save situations. The relievers have inherited 45 runners on the season and 33.3% of them crossed the plate. Twins pitchers have come into the game with players on base 29 times in addition to having 36 appearances in high leverage situations. The Twins have dispatched 122 relievers to the mound this season. The relievers have a total of 21 holds so far this season (15th in baseball). They have earned 9 saves on the year and have blown 3 of their 12 save opportunities.
The Twins have turned 71.0% of balls in play into outs in their 3,024 innings, which has them sitting at 13th in professional baseball. The Minnesota Twins have a total of 1,008 putouts this year, in addition to 299 assists and 18 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .986 which is 10th in baseball, and they have turned 26 double plays.
Ryan has pitched in 64 innings and has accounted for 66 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. Ryan (6-3 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.42 while he has gone up against 249 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.08 (22 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 0.886. He has surrendered 40 base knocks (5.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 17 walks.
The Kansas City Royals have earned an on-base percentage of .292 and a team batting average of .229 for the season. They have been rung up on 275 occasions (27th in baseball) and have a total of 276 hits. Kansas City has hit 24 long balls for the season to go along with 119 RBIs. The Royals have a SLG% of .345 and they are recording 3.58 runs per contest (25th in MLB). They have notched 50 two-baggers, while walking 102 times and earning 129 runs.
The Royals hold a team WHIP of 1.368 in addition to having a FIP of 4.23 as a pitching staff so far this year. They are sitting at 24th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 310. The Kansas City pitching staff have given up 172 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 4.42 (156 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 1.96 (245 strikeouts against 125 walks). They have given up 34 homers and they surrender 4.87 runs per 9 innings (26th in MLB).
Kansas City relievers have an inherited score percentage of 31.4% out of 70 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 52 times in high leverage situations and also on 47 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 32 save situations, the Royals have earned 18 holds in addition to 5 blown saves. They are ranked 25th in MLB holding a save rate of 61.5%, and they have dispatched 131 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond for the year. Kansas City has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 13 save chances and they have earned 8 saves.
The Kansas City Royals have turned 36 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .989 (4th in MLB). The Royals have accrued 338 assists, 14 errors and have earned 954 putouts on the season. In their 2,862 innings on the diamond, the Royals have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (19th in MLB).
So far in his MLB career, Keller has allowed 519 hits while accumulating 398 strikeouts in 537 innings pitched. Keller (30-38 career win-loss mark) has a 3.92 earned run average and has surrendered 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 234 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.356 and having a FIP of 4.1. His K/BB ratio is 1.90 and he has gone up against 2,291 batters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas City
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