Royals vs. Twins Monday Prediction

Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins, 7/9/2018 Prediction & Odds

The tanking Kansas City Royals head to Minnesota on Monday night to take on the Twins at 8:10 p.m. ET. Will Game 1 of the series fall under the betting total?

Game Snapshot & Odds

917 Kansas City Royals (+170) at 918 Minnesota Twins (-200); 8.5 runs

Monday, July 9, 2018

8:10 p.m. ET, Target Field

TV: KC (FSKC); MIN (FSNO)

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Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Twins as a -200 favorite. As of this writing, 73% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Twins to beat Royals on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Royals' Duffy roughed up by Indians in last start

Danny Duffy was tagged for six runs in six innings by the Indians on Tuesday. Duffy has been a lot better overall these last six weeks, but a tough schedule has prevented him from lowering his ERA as much as hoped; his last four bad starts have come against the Indians (twice), the Yankees and the Astros. He's still on the right track overall. It's just too bad he never gets to face the Royals lineup.

Twins' Berrios takes loss to Brewers in last outing

Jose Berrios took a loss versus the Brewers on Wednesday, allowing three runs over seven innings of work. The home run ball did Berrios in, as he served up a trio of solo shots and that's all the Brewers ended up needing. Berrios struck out just three in this one after whiffing only two the last time out, which we're not used to seeing from a guy who has punched out a batter per frame this season. He has a nice two-start setup next week with home outings versus the Royals and Rays.

MLB Betting Trends

Kansas City

The Royals are 6-13 in Duffy's last 19 starts.

Minnesota

The Twins are 17-4 in Berrios' last 21 home starts.

Prediction:

The under is 15-6-1 in the Royals' last 22 road games, is 9-4-1 in their last 14 road games versus a right-handed starter, and is 26-10-2 in their last 38 games when facing an opponent with a losing record. OLn the othe rside, the under is 4-1-1 in Berrios' last six home starts versus a team with a losing record, is 5-1-1 in their last seven home games when facing a left-hadned starter, and is 8-2-1 in their last 11 home games versus a team with a road winning percentage of less than .400.

 

The Pick: Royals/Twins under 8.5

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