Royals vs. Twins Prediction
Will the Minnesota Twins grind out another victory at home when they take on the Kansas City Royals tonight at 8:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
8:10PM ET – Target Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Twins are favored at home tonight, as they are getting odds of -160 to win. The Royals are listed with a money line of +150 to win, while the over/under total for the contest has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 59 percent going on Minnesota at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Royals on 10-game skid
The Royals dropped the opener of this series on Monday, 3-1, for their 10th straight loss. Their lack of hitting continues to be an issue for the team. Kansas City is 25-65 overall and 14-30 on the road. KC is putting up 3.46 runs per game on offense while allowing 5.54 per contest.
Ian Kennedy gets the start for the Royals. He has started 17 games this season and is 1-8 on the year with a 5.11 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP. Kennedy has pitched a total of 91.2 innings and has 84 strikeouts with 33 walks.
The Twins have gotten on a hot streak by beating up on the Royals and Orioles. They have won five straight entering tonight, holding their opponents to 10 runs total over the five wins. Minnesota is now 40-48 overall and 25-20 at home. Minnesota is scoring just 4.31 runs per game this season while allowing 4.52 per contest.
Aaron Slegers gets the start for the Twins today. It will be just his second start and third appearance in 2018. He has pitched 11.1 innings and has allowed just three earned runs and nine hits. He has recorded five strikeouts and two walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals have lost 21 of Kennedy’s last 28 starts overall and his last seven road starts. They have also lost four straight division games.
The Twins have won six straight at home and four straight against a right-handed starter. They have also won eight of their last 11 against Kansas City at home.
Kennedy hasn’t gotten any help at the plate this year and he also is giving up his fair share of runs. Minnesota isn’t a powerful lineup, but good enough to score runs at home on him. Slegers has been promising in his limited action this year and I expect that to continue against one of the worst hitting teams in baseball.
The Pick: Minnesota Twins -160