Twins vs. Royals Prediction
Which struggling AL Central team will open their midweek series with a win when the Kansas City Royals host the Minnesota Twins tonight at 7:15PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, May 28, 2018
7:15PM ET – Kauffman Stadium
TV: FSN (Min); FSKC (KC)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, this game is considered even, as both the Twins and the Royals are getting odds of -110 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 53 percent of the wagers going on Kansas City at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Twins struggling at the plate
The Twins have lost four straight games coming into tonight, scoring just six runs over the four games. Minnesota is now 21-27 overall with a 10-15 record on the road. The Twins are putting up 4.02 runs per game while allowing 4.44 per contest.
Lance Lynn gets the start for the Twins tonight. He is 2-4 through nine starts with a 6.34 ERA and a 1.86 WHIP. Lynn has pitched 44 innings this season and has 45 strikeouts with 30 walks.
Royals trying to find momentum
The Royals have struggled most of the season, but are trying to turn the corner as they have won four of their last six games. Kansas City is now 18-35 overall and 7-18 at home. The Royals are putting up 4.00 runs per game on offense while allowing 5.51 per game.
Jakob Junis gets the start for the Royals tonight. He is 5-3 through 10 starts this year with a 3.52 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP. Junis has pitched a total of 61.1 innings this season and has 55 strikeouts with 13 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Twins are 2-7 in their last nine Monday games and they have lost five of their last six games after a loss. They also are 3-10 in their last 13 series openers.
Kansas City has won four of Junis’ last five starts overall and nine of his last 12 home starts. The Royals have also won five of their last seven series openers.
The Royals are playing well as of late and have a pretty solid starter on the mound. That should work out well with the Twins struggling at the plate right now. Lynn hasn’t shown much ability to shut down his opponents, so I think the Royals will find ways to score and pick up another win today.
The Pick: Kansas City Royals -110