Twins vs. Royals Prediction
The Minnesota Twins hold a nine-game lead in the AL Central standings as they prepare for a series at the last-place Kansas City Royals. Is Minnesota going to notch another win today in what has been a fantastic season to date?
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Kauffman Stadium at 8:15PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Twins are a -200 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Royals are a +185 underdog, while the over-under is set at 10 runs. As of Friday morning, 88 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Minnesota. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Twins drop finale versus Red Sox
Minnesota lost by a 9-4 score Wednesday night at home against Boston to drop to 48-25 overall and 24-13 at home. Max Kepler helped lead the Twins offensively as he finished 1-for-5 with a solo home run. Willians Astudillo finished 3-for-4 with a solo home run. Nelson Cruz went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk and two runs. Kyle Gibson took the loss as he gave up six earned runs on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings, striking out three and walking five. Jake Odorizzi draws the start tonight for Minnesota as he comes in with a 10-2 record, 2.24 ERA and 1.01 WHIP with 85 strikeouts over 76 1/3 innings.
Royals' three-game win streak snapped
Kansas City lost by a count of 8-2 at Seattle Wednesday night to drop to 25-49 overall and 11-26 on the road. Jorge Bonifacio paced the Royals offense as he finished 2-for-4 with a run scored. Cheslor Cuthbert went 2-for-4 with a double, while Nicky Lopez also ended the game 2-for-4. Cam Gallagher was 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Brad Keller took the loss as he was shelled for seven earned runs on nine hits with five strikeouts and two walks over four innings. Glenn Sparkman takes the mound tonight for KC as he enters with a 1-3 record, 4.01 ERA and 1.31 WHIP with 24 strikeouts over 42 2/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Twins are 5-1 in their last six Thursday games. Minnesota is 5-0 in the last five Odorizzi road starts.
The Royals are 1-5 in the last six meetings. Kansas City is 41-20 in the last 61 home meetings.
All Kansas City seems to have going for it is home-field advantage. Odorizzi is a far superior pitcher to Sparkman, the Twins have a deep bullpen and their offense has been clicking all season. You can take your chances on the Royals, but I'm going with the favorites tonight.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: MINNESOTA TWINS -200