Twins vs. Royals Prediction
After splitting the first two games of this series, who will take tonight’s battle when the Kansas City Royals face the Minnesota Twins at 8:15PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
8:15PM ET – Kauffman Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Twins are favored on the road today, as they are getting odds of -145 to win. The Royals are listed with a money line of +125 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 64 percent of the wagers going on Minnesota on the road. 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 unable to win back-to-back
The Twins failed to win back-to-back games on Tuesday, in a 2-1 loss to the Royals. They have now dropped five of their last six games. Minnesota is now 22-28 overall with a 11-16 record on the road. The Twins are putting up 4.04 runs per game while allowing 4.40 per contest.
Fernando Romero gets the start for the Twins today. He has started just five games this season and has a 2-1 record with a 1.88 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP. Romero has pitched 28.2 innings this season and has 29 strikeouts with 13 walks.
Royals bounce back
The Royals bounced back from Monday’s 8-5 loss by winning a pitching duel on Tuesday evening. Kansas City is now 19-36 overall and 8-19 at home. The Royals are putting up 3.98 runs per game on offense while allowing 5.47 per game.
Brad Keller will get the start for the Royals tonight. This is his first start of the year, but he has appeared in 21 games this season, Keller has a 1-1 record with a 2.01 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP. He has pitched a total of 22.1 innings and has 13 strikeouts with seven walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Twins are just 2-5 in their last seven games following a loss, but are 6-2 in their last eight games against AL Central opponents.
The Royals are 8-20 in their last 28 home games and 5-21 in their last 26 during Game 3’s. They also are 10-25 in their last 35 games following a win.
Neither team has been great at setting consistent winning trends, but I don’t feel good about KC starting a reliever. His start isn’t likely to last long and the Royals don’t have a good bullpen to turn to. Minnesota has gotten good, despite limited, starts from Romero this year. I think he can silence a KC lineup that hasn’t been great at producing runs.
The Pick: Minnesota Twins -145