Royals vs. Twins Prediction
The Kansas City Royals are coming off a win in the first-ever MLB game in Omaha and now travel to play the MLB-best Minnesota Twins in a three-game series. Is an upset in the cards tonight?
Friday, June 14, 2019
Target Field at 8:10PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Twins are a -225 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Royals are a +205 underdog, while the total is set at 10 runs. As of Friday morning, 78 percent of public bets are being placed on host Minnesota. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Royals down Tigers in Omaha
Kansas City secured a 7-3 victory over Detroit Thursday night at Omaha to improve to 22-46 overall and 14-23 in home games. Nicky Lopez paced the Royals offensively as he finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored. Martin Maldonado finished 2-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI. Whit Merrifield went 2-for-5 with two doubles, two runs and two RBIs. Homer Bailey picked up the win as he threw six shutout innings with two hits allowed, six strikeouts and two walks. Ian Kennedy retired the last batter of the game for his sixth save. Brad Keller will start tonight for KC as he enters with a 3-8 record, 4.29 ERA and 1.38 WHIP with 58 strikeouts over 86 innings.
Twins double up M's
Minnesota earned a 10-5 home victory Thursday against Seattle to move to 45-22 overall and 21-10 at home. The Twins scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break open a 1-1 game and then added three more runs the next inning. Nelson Cruz led Minnesota as he went 3-for-4 with a home run, a walk, two runs and three RBIs. Jorge Polanco finished 2-for-6 with two runs and an RBI. C.J. Cron was 1-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs. Ryne Harper picked up the win in relief as he gave up one hit with one strikeout and no walks over one inning. Kyle Gibson will start tonight for the Twins as he comes in with a 6-3 record, 4.14 ERA and 1.28 WHIP with 71 strikeouts over 67 1/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals are 20-46 in their last 66 games. Kansas City is 1-5 in the last six Keller road starts.
The Twins are 5-0 in their last five Friday games. Minnesota is 36-15 in its last 51 games overall.
Gibson is generally reliable and I think he slows down a less than scary Royals offense. Keller pitches to contact and the Twins will certainly make a lot of it. I don't see a great argument for KC here. Make the smart play and go with the Twins as big favorites.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: MINNESOTA TWINS -225