Royals vs. Twins Prediction
The Kansas City Royals haven't been able to solve the MLB-best Minnesota Twins the first two games of the series in Minneapolis. Will anything change this afternoon in the finale?
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Target Field at 2:10PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Twins are a -187 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Royals are a +177 underdog, while the over-under is set at 9.5 runs. As of Sunday morning, 60 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting KC. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Royals blow three-run lead
Kansas City lost a 4-1 advantage Saturday night as it fell 5-4 at Minnesota to drop to 22-48 overall and 8-25 on the road. Whit Merrifield paced the Royals as he finished 4-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored. Jorge Soler was 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk and two RBIs. Adalberto Mondesi finished 1-for-4 with a walk and a run. Glenn Sparkman took the loss as he gave up five runs (four earned) on five hits over five innings, striking out three and walking two. Jakob Junis will start today for the Royals as he enters with a 4-6 record, 5.35 ERA and 1.43 WHIP with 71 strikeouts over 79 innings.
Twins rally past Royals
Minnesota picked up a 5-4 home win Saturday night over Kansas City to improve to 47-22 overall and 23-10 at home. The Twins scored three in the bottom of the fifth inning and one in the sixth to overcome a 4-1 deficit. Max Kepler helped lead the way as he finished 1-for-3 with a solo home run plus a walk. Marwin Gonzalez finished 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Jorge Polanco and C.J. Cron were both 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Jake Odorizzi picked up the win as he allowed four earned runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts and two walks over six innings. Taylor Rogers earned the save as he struck out one in a perfect inning of work. Martin Perez will start today as he comes in with a 5-4 record, 3.97 ERA and 1.45 WHIP with 67 strikeouts over 70 1/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals are 20-49 in their last 69 games. Kansas City is 2-5 in Junis' last seven starts.
The Twins are 39-15 in their last 54 games. Minnesota is 7-3 in the last 10 Perez starts.
Junis is a flyball pitcher and the Twins supply plenty of power. And the Royals feel like a get-well spot for Perez. Minnesota has the best record in baseball and the best run differential for good reason. Take the Twins to sweep today.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: MINNESOTA TWINS -187