Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 9/20/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-115) Kansas City (-105)
Kauffman Stadium is the site where the Kansas City Royals (58-89) will play the Minnesota Twins (73-73) on Tuesday. The line on this contest has Minnesota at -115 and Kansas City is opening at -105. The total is 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Dylan Bundy and Zack Greinke.
Minnesota is slugging .405 and have been rung up 1,214 times, while being walked on 467 occasions. They have accounted for 606 RBI's as well as 1,224 base knocks on the campaign, while their team batting average sits at .248. The Twins have compiled 241 doubles as a team and have hit 168 balls out of the park. They have notched a total of 631 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .316. As a unit, the Minnesota Twins are recording 4.3 runs per game, which has them at 16th in MLB.
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Twins pitchers have yielded 168 long balls and also 613 runs (14th in the league). They have walked 436 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.06 as a unit this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.79 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.25. The Twins hold a team earned run average of 3.93 over the course of the season (17th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,216 batters.
The Twins have dispatched 502 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. The relief pitchers have inherited 170 runners over the course of the season with 30.0% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have recorded 27 saves on the season and have missed out on 27 out of their 54 save opportunities. The Twins bullpen have a save rate of 50.0% and has come into the game in 153 save situations. The relievers have racked up 98 holds for the season (3rd in MLB). Twins pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 123 times as well as having 165 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Twins have turned 70.4% of balls hit into play into outs in their 11,709 innings on the field, which ranks them 8th in professional baseball. The Minnesota Twins have 3,903 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,197 assists and 70 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which ranks 10th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 112 double plays.
Bundy (54-64 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 4.65 while he has gone up against 3,829 opposing hitters in the major leagues. He has given up 886 base knocks (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 282 walks. His earned run average is 4.71 (470 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.301. Bundy has taken the hill for 897 frames and has racked up 845 strikeouts in his MLB career.
The Royals have a team slugging percentage of .375 and they tally 3.88 runs per contest (24th in the league). They have hit 220 two-baggers, while taking a walk 422 times and putting up 571 runs. Kansas City has accumulated 122 HRs on the campaign as well as 549 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,182 occasions (22nd in baseball) and have earned a total of 1,190 hits. The Kansas City Royals have an OBP of .305 as well as a batting average of .242 on the season.
The Kansas City pitching staff have given up 738 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.73 (675 earned runs surrendered). They have allowed 164 long balls and they concede 5.17 runs per 9 innings (28th in baseball). The Royals have a WHIP of 1.479 in addition to having a FIP of 4.48 as a pitching staff for the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.99 (1,076 strikeouts against 541 walks). They come in at 30th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,360.
Kansas City has had relief pitchers take the mound in 46 save chances and they have come away with 28 saves. They rank 19th in MLB with a save rate of 60.9%, and they have dispatched 507 relievers onto the diamond on the season. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 156 times in high leverage situations and on 163 occasions with runners on. Kansas City bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.4% out of their 265 inherited base runners. With 123 save situations, the Royals have accumulated 73 holds in addition to 18 blown saves.
The Kansas City Royals have gotten 134 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (16th in MLB). The Royals have racked up 1,377 assists, 75 errors and are sitting with 3,856 putouts this year. In 11,568 innings on the diamond, the Royals have a efficiency on defense of 67.6% (29th in baseball).
In his career, Greinke has given up 3,029 hits while tallying 2,876 strikeouts in 3,228 innings. He has surrendered 1,233 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.166 and a FIP of 3.5. His K/BB ratio is 3.90 and he has gone up against 13,211 batters during his MLB career. Greinke (223-141 record in his career) has earned a 3.44 earned run average while giving up 8.4 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota (-115)
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