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Prediction Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins, 05/30/2024 MLB picks, best bets and odds

Game: Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins

Date: Thursday May 30, 2024

Place: Target field in Minneapolis, MN

TV: Bally Sports North

The Minnesota Twins (30-24) will try to defeat the Kansas City Royals (34-22) on Thursday at Target Field. The starting pitchers are Brady Singer and Chris Paddack.

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Kansas City has a slugging% of .406 and has been called 393 times while drawing a walk 156 times. They have 260 runs batted in and 468 hits on the campaign, while their batting average sits at .251. As a unit, the Royals collected 100 two-baggers and hit 54 balls out of the park. They have 270 runs while having a team OBP of .313. As a unit, the Kansas City Royals are allowing 4.8 runs per game, which ranks sixth in the MLB.

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They have achieved a K/BB ratio of 2.65 and the pitching staff has earned a combined WHIP of 1.23. Royals pitchers have given up 44 home runs for a total of 194 runs (third in the league). Kansas City has surrendered 434 hits (8.0 per 9 innings) and 185 earned runs. The Royals sit with a team earned run average of 3.39 on the season (6th in MLB), and their staff has fielded 446 batters. They have issued 168 walks to the opposition and their FIP is 3.64 as a team for the season.

The Royals’ relief pitchers have posted a 70.8% save percentage and have entered the game in 55 save situations. The bullpen pitchers inherited 63 baserunners over the course of the season and 23.8% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Royals pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 35 times, in addition to 57 appearances in high-leverage situations. The Royals have sent 168 relievers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers have 30 holds this season (12th in baseball). They have earned 17 saves so far this year and failed to convert 7 of their 24 save chances.

The Kansas City Royals have totaled 1,473 putouts this season, along with 493 assists and 21 errors. Their fielding percentage remains .989, which ranks second in the majors, with a total of 36 double plays. The Royals have converted 70.7% of balls in play into outs from 4,419 innings on the field, which ranks them 7th in baseball.

Singer (31-33 career win-loss mark) has an FIP of 3.93 while facing 2,428 batters in the major leagues. He has given up 570 hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has walked 179. His earned run average is 4.28 (270 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.320. Singer pitched 567 innings and scored 539 punchouts in his professional baseball career.

The Twins have a team slugging percentage of .397 and average 4.44 runs per game (11th in the league). They hit 103 doubles, 160 walks and scored 240 runs. Minnesota has driven in 58 long balls and 223 runs batted in during the campaign. They have been scored 468 times (12th in the MLB) and have 419 total hits. The Minnesota Twins have posted an OBP of .305 so far this year, along with a batting average of .233.

The Twins have a team WHIP of 1.205 and own a team FIP of 3.71 this season. They rank 17th in the league in pitching staff with a total hits surrendered of 444. Minnesota’s pitching staff has allowed 233 runs so far this season and comes in with a team ERA of 4.10 (218 earned runs encountered). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 9.40 (499 strikeouts vs. 132 walks). They have given up 62 dingers and allowed 4.39 runs per 9 innings (15th in baseball).

With 70 saves, the Twins have 42 holds and 8 failed saves. Minnesota has had relief pitchers enter the game in 27 save opportunities and they have earned 19 saves. Their relievers have stepped to the mound 63 times in high-leverage situations and 42 times with runners on. Minnesota bullpen pitchers have an inherited scoring rate of 48.5% of their 66 inherited runners. They rank 9th in the league with a 70.4% save percentage, and they have put 170 bullpen pitchers on the field over the course of the season.

In their 4,302 innings on the field, the Twins have posted a defensive efficiency of 69.3% (21st in the majors). The Minnesota Twins have turned 25 double plays and posted a .989 fielding percentage (4th in baseball). The Twins have 395 assists, 21 errors and have earned a total of 1,434 putouts this season.

Paddack (26-23 career win-loss mark) has a 4.24 earned run average while giving up 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.97 and has faced 1,629 opponents during his professional baseball career. He has given up a total of 184 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.172 and an FIP of 3.9. So far in his professional baseball career, Paddack has allowed 380 hits while earning 388 strikeouts in 390 innings pitched.

Who will win tonight’s MLB game against the spread or moneyline?

Guy Bruhn’s pick: Take Minnesota

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