Royals vs. Twins Prediction
The Kansas City Royals were shut out at the Minnesota Twins last night in a series opener. Does Kansas City have a shot at evening the series at a game apiece tonight?
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Target Field at 7:10PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Twins are a -240 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Royals are a +220 underdog, while the over-under is set at 9.5 runs. As of Saturday morning, 91 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Minnesota. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Royals held to two hits
Kansas City was shut out by a count of 2-0 Friday night in a series opener at Minnesota to drop to 22-47 overall and 8-24 on the road. Billy Hamilton paced the Royals offense as he went 1-for-3, while Whit Merrifield was 1-for-4. Jake Diekman took the loss in relief as he allowed two earned runs on one hit over one inning, striking out one and walking one. Glenn Sparkman will start tonight for KC as he enters with a 1-2 record, 3.58 ERA and 1.30 WHIP with 21 strikeouts over 37 2/3 innings pitched.
Gibson, Garver shine in win
Kyle Gibson threw eight shutout innings Friday night in a 2-0 home victory for Minnesota over Kansas City. He gave up two hits while striking out six and walking none. Taylor Rogers threw a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout for his seventh save. Mitch Garver broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the eighth inning with a two-run home run. It was his only hit in four at-bats. Ehire Adrianza went 2-for-3 to also contribute. Max Kepler finished 1-for-2 with two walks and a run scored. Jake Odorizzi will start tonight for the Twins as he comes in with a 9.2 record, 1.97 ERA and 0.92 WHIP with 78 strikeouts over 70 1/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals are 20-46 in their last 66 games overall. Kansas City is 0-6 in its last six Saturday games.
The Twins are 10-2 in their last 12 Saturday games. Minnesota is 51-22 in its last 73 home games.
Have you SEEN Odorizzi's numbers this season? My first thought is basically, good luck to the Royals because you're going to need it. Anything can happen in baseball, but KC is on the road and Sparkman has a low strikeout rate against a team full of hitters having fantastic seasons. I'm going to side heavily with Minnesota tonight.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: MINNESOTA TWINS -240