Twins vs. Royals Prediction
The Kansas Royals down the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins at home last night despite being big underdogs. Can KC post another win as the series resumes tonight?
Friday, June 21, 2019
Kauffman Stadium at 8:15PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Twins are a -158 favorite on the moneyline. The Royals are a +148 underdog, while the total is set at 10.5 runs. As of Friday morning, 77 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Minnesota. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Polanco homers in defeat
Minnesota suffered a 4-1 loss at Kansas City Thursday night to fall to 48-26 overall and 24-13 on the road. Jorge Polanco provided the only offense as he finished the contest 1-for-4 with a solo home run. C.J. Cron ended the contest 2-for-3 plus a walk. Willians Astudillo went 1-for-3. Jake Odorizzi took the loss as he surrendered four earned runs on eight hits with two strikeouts and no walks over four innings. Martin Perez draws the start today for the Twins as he enters with a 7-3 record, 4.09 ERA and 1.42 WHIP with 74 strikeouts over 77 innings.
Royals notch home win
Kansas City improved to 26-49 overall and 15-23 at home Thursday night with a 4-1 victory over Minnesota. Lucas Duda helped lead the Royals offense as he finished 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Alex Gordon went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Nicky Lopez ended the game 2-for-4 with a run scored. Glenn Sparkman picked up the win as he gave up one earned run on five hits with three strikeouts and one walk over seven innings. Ian Kennedy threw a perfect ninth inning for his ninth save. Jakob Junis gets the start tonight for KC as he comes in with a 4-6 record, 5.33 ERA and 1.46 WHIP with 76 strikeouts over 82 2/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Twins are 6-0 in their last six Friday games. Minnesota is 15-6 in its last 21 road games.
The Royals are 2-6 in their last eight Friday games. Kansas City is 42-20 in the last 62 home meetings.
It was a lackluster effort from the Twins last night, but against a home run-prone pitcher in Junis that they have seen plenty before I think this is a fantastic bounce back spot. Perez hasn't been able to refind his early season form, but the Royals are without one of their best hitters in Adalberto Mondesi and I think he'll have run support to work through any struggles. I trust Minnesota to even the series at a game apiece here.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: MINNESOTA TWINS -158